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James Beard Award Winning Chef Opens Jeannie’s at Nordstrom in Las Vegas’s Fashion Show Mall.

Las Vegas is known for its world class restaurants and exquisite shopping venues. Nordstrom located in the Fashion Show Mall has added something special, very special for their guests and locals alike.

 

Nordstrom has always had several dining options for their shoppers, giving them a nice break between floors of luxury accessories; this new dining venue elevates the guest experience.

 

Recently, Nordstrom opened Jeannie’s on the third floor which replaced the Marketplace Cafe. Jeannie’s is the concept of James Beard award winning Chef Tom Douglas based in Seattle specializing in Pacific Northwest cuisine since 1984.

 

 

“We have been doing food and beverage in our stores for about 40 years. It has greatly evolved over that time from just blood sugar maintenance,” said Vince Rossetti, VP of restaurant operations for Nordstroms.

Beet Salad

 

 

“Over time that has turned into destination operations with 255 restaurants across Nordstroms, with 21 unique concepts; we don’t take a cookie cutter approach to our venues. When Vegas came up we thought what better food scene is out there.

This is a competitive food market where people are yearning for something new and different. The idea of working with Tom and his people was a natural fit.”Chef Tom’s concept for Jeannie’s is producing pizza made with handcrafted dough, blistered, topped with fresh produce, artisan cheese and charcuterie. “We have a very thoughtful process about our pizza we have a multiday day aged dough, we cook the pies without the cheese and add that at the end and use the best cheeses that we can procure.

Broccoli Rabe Pie

 

 

We don’t herb our pizza until the end because after 175 degrees herbs lose their flavor,” said Douglas. The pizza boards were uniquely crafted with the help of a thermal energy company which lends in retaining the pizza’s crispness and flavors. “We are authentic in the best ingredients that we can give.

Roasted Carrots

We have caramelization on our vegetables, fresh vinaigrettes instead of packaged and our mac and cheese is stuffed with cauliflower,” continued Douglas. The menu plays up seasonally influenced appetizers, salads, pastas and warm sandwiches called “Toasties.” What is a Toastie one may ask? It’s a toasted sandwich with grilled cheese, combining ingredients and flavors all held together with handmade focaccia.

Fennel and Sausage Pie

Toastie options include Prosciutto & Fontina and Dijon mustard, Eggplant Parmesan with marinara, provolone, basil and the Beecher’s Flagship Cheddar with chives, parsley and tarragon.

Toastie

 

 

 

 

The Pie options are exceptionally creative. The Iowa Prosciutto endowed with dried figs, organic arugula and parmesan offers a myriad of palate pleasing flavors. Roasted Oyster Mushroom pie accented with balsamic caramelized shallots, taleggio and thyme provides a rich respite to your shopping excursion.

For a vegetarian option, diners enjoy the Broccoli Rabe Pie, topped with Taggiasca olives, spicy tomato sauce, preserved tomato, basil, almonds and pecorino. An ideal side to any selection is the rich, creamy, Baked Cauliflower Mac-n-Cheese with shell pasta, Beecher’s cheddar and basil pesto.

Jeannie’s full bar offers a plethora of delectable thirst quenching cocktails. And be sure to finish to your shopping and dining experience with an espresso or refreshing gelato.

Your Vegas Nordstrom dining experience will have you healthily satiated and ready to resume exploring multiple floors of Nordstrom’s quality wares.