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Perfect pairings for an entertaining evening

Perfect pairings for an entertaining evening
Steak at BLT Steak (Courtesy of BLT Steak)

They don't call Las Vegas the Entertainment Capital of the World without reason. It's the perfect place to enjoy big multimillion-dollar productions, jaw-dropping numbers or just your favorite artist on stage. It's also home to thousands of restaurants to satisfy every taste bud imaginable. If you crave it, you can find it in Vegas, from high-end five-star dining experiences to chain restaurants, local favorites and everything in between. Here are a few fall dining and entertainment options for your next visit.

Mr. Chow at Caesars Palace
Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.


This world-famous Chinese restaurant has made its way to Las Vegas and is located at Caesars Palace. The ultra-cool eatery, with its family-style dining, has a beautiful view of the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis. A moving sculpture suspended from the ceiling is a show in itself. Enjoy the lychee martini, original recipe chicken satay, Beijing duck, and triple chocolate cake.

Celine at Caesars Palace
$55 to $500


Her heart will go on in Vegas. The talented superstar pop singer added 12 new shows for 2017. Celine made an emotional return to the Caesars Palace stage in February, where she has performed since 2003. Surrounded by her full orchestra, she belts out her biggest hits including "Because You Loved Me," "All By Myself" and "My Heart Will Go On." Dion has sold nearly 250 million albums in her 30-year career, and it's plain to hear why this multiple Grammy winning singer is the most successful residency show of all time in Vegas.

BLT Steak at Bally's
Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Ariel Malone, season 15 winner of the hit television show "Hell's Kitchen," is now the head chef of BLT Steak after winning the position. Enjoy her weekly blackboard specials inside this classic American steakhouse with a bistro ambience. Try the delicious 28-day dry-aged steak, Dover sole and their popular Gruyère cheese popovers. Pair your dinner with one of the more than 300 wines and finish with the peanut butter chocolate mousse.

Wayne Newton: Up Close & Personal at Bally's
$71 to $178


After taking the last five years off to spend time with his family and open up his estate, Casa de Shenandoah, for tours, the legendary singer, actor and entertainer — — who earned the title Mr. Las Vegas — is back with a new show inside the Windows Showroom at Bally's. In this original production, he performs his crowd favorites like "Danke Schoen," recounts stories of old Vegas and shows off his musical talents by playing instruments he has mastered. In this interactive show, Wayne answers questions from the audience and shares stories and videos of his 50-plus-year iconic career.

Il Fornaio at New York-New York
Monday through Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to midnight

Enjoy a romantic Italian dinner before seeing one of the most seductive shows on the strip. Il Fornaio's menu includes house-made and imported pasta, traditional wood-fired pizza, steaks and chops, delicious desserts and wine pairings. The restaurant hosts monthly culinary expeditions of Italian cuisines. Now that's amore.

Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil at New York-New York
$69 to $125

This is not your typical family-friendly Cirque show, nor does it pretend to be. Sip on the Horni Margarita or the frozen Blue Balls while limber acrobats blow your mind with their seductive acts. After 12 years, "Zumanity" been updated with sexy new numbers, costumes by iconic French fashion designer Thierry Mugler, new lighting and new music. The show explores love and lust, sensuality and sexuality.

Pin-Up Pizza at Planet Hollywood
Sunday through Thursday, noon to 4 a.m.
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Pizza and a family-friendly show are a perfect pairing. You won't forget these New York style, monstrous 15-inch slices of heaven anytime soon and the rockabilly Pin-Up servers in their Bettie Page-inspired clothing from the 1950s are a sight to behold. The soft, buttery garlic knots are also popular. Sit at the counter and enjoy the views of the open kitchen, or eat your slice on the patio and enjoy the people watching.

Murray: The Celebrity Magician at Planet Hollywood


This is a family-friendly comedy magic show with a twist of adult humor the little ones may not get. With his distinctive platinum hair and black glasses, Murray performs sleight-of-hand magic tricks and large-scale disappearing acts. Also joining him on stage are Lefty, his bumbling stage technician who turns into his "guest act," and April, his beautiful assistant whom he cuts in half and makes disappear! Murray gained national fame after 22 million people watched him make a locomotive disappear on "America's Got Talent." Catch Murray inside Sin City Theater at Planet Hollywood each day at 4 p.m. except for Wednesdays.

— By Dao Vu, LA Times Custom Publishing