-By Sabrina Siracusa
Las Vegas is the place for fantasies to be fulfilled, and now you can add chocolate desires to the list. Enter The Chocolate Lounge, one of the newest and most exciting restaurants and lounges on the Strip. Part of a family of global, specialty restaurants, The Chocolate Lounge creates drinks and entrees with the understanding that you don’t just nibble or eat chocolate. They understand that chocolate is to be experienced, savored and sometimes, reluctantly shared with great company.
A sophisticated and relaxed extension of the Sugar Factory downstairs, The Chocolate Lounge is a quick elevator ride up, where you will find it wrapped in chocolate colored booths with enough seating for over 200 guests and a fantastic view of the Vegas Strip. With a lighted gazebo atop the Vegas neon, it really is the most perfect spot to fill up on some of the chocolatiest and most-creative drinks ever thought up in Las Vegas.
With more chocolate cocktails than you can ever hope to drink, The Chocolate Lounge lives up to its name. Come inside and try out the incredible new cocktails in chocolate-dipped glasses from the same team that brought you the Lollipop Passion Goblet. Favorites include the Frozen Chocolate Bacon S’mores cocktail, White Chocolate Peppermint Martini, Frozen White Chocolate Rock Candy Grasshopper and White Chocolate Foxy Lady.
The Chocolate Lounge also offers a full menu that will impress even the palette of the most sophisticated foodie. If you ask the manager, Brad, for recommendations, he’ll happily tell you of the most popular entrees including the Mac Cheeseburger, Club Sandwich and the Grilled Cheese with a side of savory tomato soup―but you can choose any of the many other yummy, unique entrees.
Not to be missed are the herb seasoned French fries with a side of the secret dip created by the Sugar Factory Executive Chef Mitch Holmes. With over 10 years of culinary experience at an executive level, Chef Holmes has a tradition of impressing even the most jaded eaters. Originally from Rochester, New York, Holmes has climbed the ranks from working at a pizza shop in his teens to Head Chef at Jose Andres’ China Pablano in Las Vegas. Notable achievements include opening BarMASA and Shaboo at Aria with Chef Takayama and serving as an Executive Sous Chef at Jaleo. With an award-winning list of restaurants in his portfolio, Holmes will bring unrivaled innovation and creativity as Executive Chef of Sugar Factory. Through his studies at the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts and professional experience abroad, he has positioned himself to be a reputable chef in the executive field.
If you are in the mood for something sweet other than chocolate, swing by their full daiquiri bar or the Sugar Factory candy store for a tasty souvenir from a countless assortment of goodies. From old-fashioned salt water taffy to their sparkling, celebrity-endorsed couture pops, there is something to satisfy every sweet tooth, for the young or young at heart.
The Chocolate Lounge is also available for corporate parties as well as ongoing special events including the popular “Ladies Nights” every Thursday night for a designer heels giveaway and $5 White Chocolate Cocktails.
The Sugar Factory and the Chocolate Lounge are the ideal spots to people watch, enjoy some outrageous drinks and food and maybe even spot a celebrity! Go ahead and indulge—this is Vegas after all!
Located at the Fashion Show Mall on the Las Vegas Strip
3200 Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Hours: Open Daily from Noon to 11pm
12pm-9pm all ages, 9pm-closing 21+ only
Sabrina S. Siracusa is a Las Vegas-based freelance copywriter. With an undergraduate degree in psychology and an ABA Paralegal Certificate, Siracusa’s specialty is crafting SEO-filled content for legal, medical and career-based websites. She is currently the Publications Specialist at the State Bar of Nevada. Learn more about Siracusa and her work at www.writergirl.biz
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