Boteco is one of those dining venues you keep coming back to. Individually owned by Marcus & Alessandra Fortunato they have created a very place for locals to come sip and enjoy a menu unlike any we have found in Las Vegas.
Boteco is all about fusion of shareable plates with flavors from around the world created with seasonal and fresh ingredients.
Boteco or Botequim is from Brazil meaning a casual meeting place for friends and family. Small bites or Petiscos is what it is all about here.
Pulling up a seat has guests in anticipation of a journey throughout the world with each dish.
On our visit it was a very special occasion, A celebration of Mike Grgich’s 95th birthday paired with Boteco’s distinctive dishes. Mike Grgich is a winemaking legend who first gained international recognition at the “Paris Tasting” of 1976.
Judges were shocked when they had chosen the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, crafted by Mike Grgich, in a blind tasting as the finest white wine in the world.
Plates in front and glasses ready, the first course arrived to our delight. A rich tomato and mushroom salad paired perfectly with the 2014 Grgich Hills Estate Fume Blanc.
The next course of Coquilles St. Jacques Gratinées au Vin Blanc married with the 2013 Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay exceptionally well.
Veal Involtini and Euro Buttered Mashed Potatoes with the 2013 Grgich Hills Estate Merlot had the evening ending on a perfect note. “Every day do your best, learn something new, and make a friend.” -Miljenko “Mike” Grgich. We could not agree more.