Eyal Shani, famous Israeli chef opening 2 restaurants at The Venetian
Eyal Shani – the celebrity chef with restaurants in the US, Europe, Asia, Oceania and his native Israel – is bringing his vision of Mediterranean cuisine to the Las Vegas Strip with the launch of two restaurants at The Venetian.
Miznon, which serves fast and casual Israeli street food, is slated to open in late 2022. HaSalon, featuring seasonal ingredients and a menu with nightly changes, is slated to launch in 2023. Both will be in the Palazzo Tower of the Venetian.
“I’m fascinated to bring HaSalon and Miznon to Las Vegas,” said Shani, one of the founders of modern Israeli cuisine. “There is inspiration around every corner, and being able to showcase the best of what we do in such a dynamic and unique venue is an amazing opportunity.”
Miznon, which means “kiosk” or casual hangout in Hebrew, has won an enthusiastic following for its interpretations of soft and chewy pita. Miznon at The Venetian marks the sixth U.S. location for the restaurant, but the first on the West Coast. Miznon will be open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night meals, with dishes like ratatouille-stuffed pita or lamb kebab with tahini, or roasted whole cauliflower, a dish Miznon signature and one of many vegetarian plates.
HaSalon, founded in Tel Aviv in 2008, takes over the vast premises (11,000 square feet) of the former Majordomo Meat & Fish, the David Chang restaurant which closed on June 5. (Miznon is right across from HaSalon in Chang’s former Moon Palace.)
HaSalon is strongly ingredient-driven and tasting menus are crafted from what seems freshest, most seasonal and most available, with dishes like beetroot carpaccio or handmade pasta or salad chopped salat aravi.
Shani was born in Jerusalem in 1959. He credits his grandfather, a dedicated agronomist and vegan, for creating a culinary passion by introducing a young Shani to local markets, fields and vineyards. Today, in addition to her restaurant host, Shani is a “MasterChef” judge on British television and a global ambassador for Israeli cuisine.