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Red Bloom offers a beautifully designed space and modern takes on Asian dishes

Red Bloom

New Restaurant at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa Offers Exceptional Asian Cuisine.

A cornucopia of Asian cuisine has emerged within the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. Located in a beautifully designed space next to Toucan Charlie’s Buffet, Red Bloom Asian Kitchen offers guests a menu that skillfully meshes multiple Asian cultures.

Years in the making by the Atlantis culinary team, Red Bloom’s offerings include dishes such as dumplings from China, Korean-spiced beef short ribs, several Japanese ramens, pho from Vietnam, and dim sum with flavors spanning many Asian countries.

Atlantis chefs Dennis Houge, Bob Katausky, David Holman, and Mike Dancer all were instrumental in the menu’s conception. The team researched the five categories of flavor that Asian cuisine is renowned for — salty, sweet, sour, bitter, and umami — which helped them to create the wide-ranging items with portions that will appeal to every size of appetite.

Broths and slow-braised meats boasting intricate flavor layering are cooked at length to develop complex flavor profiles. High-temperature techniques when preparing stir-fries and the use of charbroiling for several dishes help to retain brightness and crunchy textures.

Japanese Ramen at Red Bloom

Atlantis assistant executive chef David Holman was excited to create traditional dishes, but also those with innovative spins on long-loved items. Two of his personal favorites are the pork belly bao buns and the miso-glazed salmon.

Large plates featuring such dishes as whole Peking duck and a grilled New York steak with a red miso crust and toasted garlic pea shoots live alongside a bevy of noodle dishes, rice bowls, and a multitude of shareable dim sums. Bao buns featuring pillow-soft dough are stuffed with mouthwatering fillings such as soft-shell crab, mango pineapple salsa, Sriracha aioli, and micro cilantro; or fried tofu, Thai chile sauce, cucumber, and a daikon radish slaw.

While the chefs were busy in the kitchen with menu research and development, the Atlantis mixology team also was hard at work coming up with cocktails to pair perfectly with the food.

Try a Lychee Lemon Drop made with Kai lychee vodka, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, lemon, and uzu bitters; or perhaps the Dragon’s Fortune, crafted with Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky, hibiscus syrup, vanilla cherry bark bitters, and orange peel. A finely curated array of Asian beers, spirits, and sakes — including many from the Atlantis’ featured sake brewer TYKU — rounds out the libation list.

Visit the new Red Bloom on the main floor of the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Fri. – Sat. For details, visit Atlantiscasino.com/dining/fine-dining/red-bloom.

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