True Food Kitchen, the award-winning, seasonally inspired restaurant and bar that has pioneered health-driven dining, will open its first restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. This date will also mark the debut of the brand’s first ever True Bar, the standalone scratch-bar concept featuring freshly pressed juices, organic teas and natural refreshers, such as the Honeydew Cooler, the Hangover Rx and Kale Aid, as well as a seasonal lineup of handcrafted cocktails, wine and beer.
“As the first-ever health-focused concept on the Las Vegas Strip, we’re excited to become an ‘oasis in the desert,’ giving guests the opportunity to eat better and feel better in a town known for its indulgent offerings,” says Christine Barone, CEO, True Food Kitchen. “The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is a world-renowned destination that will enable us to bring our seasonal fare to Las Vegas residents and tourists traveling from all around the world to experience this incredible shopping center.”
Co-founded by integrative medicine expert Dr. Andrew Weil, True Food Kitchen’s thoughtfully crafted, seasonal menu is rooted in the principles of the anti-inflammatory food pyramid — emphasizing wholesome, simple ingredients with thoughtful preparations to highlight the natural health benefits and flavors of each ingredient. From nutrient-dense staples and responsibly sourced proteins to little-known superfoods, True Food Kitchen is committed to sourcing the most creative and freshest in-season ingredients.
THE FIRST LAS VEGAS STRIP LOCATION
With 11,314 square feet of dining space, the new location will include an indoor patio and lively dining room, two themed private dining rooms and an open kitchen designed to bring guests closer to the restaurant’s culinary craft. The new space will showcase elevated décor that will blend elements True Food Kitchen guests know and love with unique touches exclusive to Las Vegas.
Natural design features, colors and light as well as ample greenery will be present from the moment guests enter. They can also expect eco-friendly materials such as dining chairs made from recycled soda bottles, as well as garden basins brimming with fresh herbs and spices.
True Food Kitchen’s healthful, flavor-forward menu will rotate seasonally to allow guests to experience produce at the peak of its freshness and flavor. The Forum Shops location will open with separate lunch, dinner and weekend brunch menus featuring a variety of crave-able, seasonal dishes like the new Winter Immunity bowl, Creamy Tomato Fennel Soup, Fig & Gorgonzola Flatbread, and Edamame Guacamole. The menu will also feature inventive, seasonal beverages like The Causemo cocktail, l made with organic vodka, prickly pear, hibiscus and lime and the Highland Mule, made from malt whiskey, ginger and honey.
The diverse menu will celebrate variety and cater to every food preference with an assortment of delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Seasonal dishes will join perennial signature dishes such as the Ancient Grains Bowl, Spaghetti Squash Casserole, Organic Tuscan Kale Salad, Grilled Fish Tacos and the Inside Out Quinoa Burger.
THE FIRST TRUE BAR
The first-of-its-kind True Bar will sit adjacent to the restaurant offering the full dining & beverage menu featuring selections for detox–and retox–True Bar will “float” above The Forum Shops’ existing, opulent Reflecting Pool, nestled beneath the iconic, freestanding spiral escalator. Natural elements adorn True Bar, which offers stylish lounge seating for up to 66 guests and reception groups up to 94. True Bar is designed to be a desirable destination for events of all sizes and formats with multiple seating configurations in the 1,800-square-foot space.
TRUE FOOD KITCHEN PRIVATE DINING ROOMS
The restaurant features several group dining options, each providing a beautiful setting for a variety of unique private events. True Food Kitchen can host sit-down dinners with multiple seating configurations, reception-style events, or full restaurant buy-outs. Click here for a virtual tour of the restaurant and its private dining spaces.
* Through the restaurant’s entrance and main dining room’s striking, suspended “Be True” wire sculpture is The Garden of Eden private dining room. The larger of the two private dining rooms, this space accommodates 28 seated guests and 50 reception-style in 730 square feet featuring mod, garden-inspired décor that can be partitioned into two smaller rooms for intimate gatherings. This ultimate horticulturalist hideout features hanging ferns and tumbling philodendrons, flanked by industrial décor and exposed ducts.
* Planted firmly inside the restaurant, The Greenhouse is a leafy-yet-edgy private dining hideaway. The 389 square-foot, vibrantly styled retreat features marble tables and green banquettes with mod-imalist seating and lush vegetation décor for 28 seated guests or up to 50 reception-style.
* The Terrace offers 998 square feet of event space seating up to 31 guests and 50 guests reception-style for any type of event or meeting. This indoor patio with views of The Forum Shops’ reflecting pool and spiral escalator is located at the front of the restaurant and is designed to offer an al fresco-inspired dining experience with butcher block tables and comfortable seating.
TRUE FOOD KITCHEN JOB FAIR
Prior to the Feb. 12 opening, True Food Kitchen will host a job fair to fill numerous positions including servers, hosts/hostesses, prep cooks, pastry cooks, line cooks, wok cooks, back servers, dishwashers, pizza cooks and bartenders. The restaurant offers paid employee training, competitive benefits and opportunity for advancement. The job fair is currently taking place now through January 25, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, go to www.TrueFoodKitchen.com/LasVegas.
True Food Kitchen at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace will be open Monday — Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with brunch served Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The new Strip location will be the second Nevada restaurant following the footsteps of the first location that opened at Downtown Summerlin In October of 2019.
ABOUT TRUE FOOD KITCHEN
Founded in Phoenix in 2008, True Food Kitchen is a restaurant and lifestyle brand inspired by the philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse and that great tasting food and thoughtfully crafted beverages can serve as the foundation for a life well lived. The restaurant brand is driven by a passionate collective of accomplished chefs, visionary restauranteurs and a renowned doctor of integrative medicine — who believe delicious dining and conscious nutrition can go hand in hand, without sacrificing flavor, creativity or indulgence. True Food’s seasonal menu is guided by the principles of Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory food pyramid. True Food Kitchen emphasizes wholesome, simple ingredients with simple preparations to highlight the natural health benefits and flavors of each ingredient. From nutrient-dense staples and carefully sourced proteins to little-known superfoods, True Food Kitchen is committed to sourcing the most responsible, most creative, freshest in-season ingredients. True Food Kitchen has 32 locations in 14 states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, with a robust development pipeline spanning the United States. To learn more, visit www.TrueFoodKitchen.com.