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Who doesn’t love a night of sharing small plates and Latin fusion fare among friends? Chica, at The Venetian Las Vegas, features chef Lorena Garcia’s robust and vibrant flavors from Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina, among many others. Her diverse menu puts a spin on classic renditions of Latin American cuisine, so bring your friends and make a date of it.

What to order: The grilled Peruvian octopus served with crispy quinoa, ají amarillo sauce, blistered shishito peppers and a spicy guasacaca pico is a menu highlight. Also don’t miss the spicy chile-lime shrimp tacos that come with habanero aioli and cucumber mango topped with pickled vegetables and black beans.

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Nathalie Raime
MUST VISIT MEMORIAL DAY DESTINATIONS AND SPECIALS IN LAS VEGAS

Chica

Grab your gang and stop by Chica at the Venetian before you start raging! For just $25Chica is offering a burger and brew special featuring the Chica Burger paired with Estrella Jalisco! Made of shortrib, brisket and chuck blend, applewood smoked bacon, jalapeño jack cheese, avocado, crispy fried onions, lettuce and tomato a topped with Chica sauce on a brioche bun, this delectable dish does not disappoint!

 

Dessert is no exception, get your sweet and savory fix with Lorena Garcia’s Lemon Donuts!

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Chef Lorena on SoCal Restaurant Show

John Kunkel, owner and founder of 50 Eggs Inc.’s newest concept Chica Las Vegas at The Venetian delivers the robust and vibrant flavors of Latin cuisine combined with a dynamic wine and mixology program.

Crafted by celebrity Latina chef Lorena Garcia, the diverse menu draws inspiration from classic renditions and provides guests the opportunity to explore the flavors of Latin American cuisine as one culture, with influences from Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina, among many more.

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Nathalie Raime
MOTHER'S DAY DINING DELIGHTS

Chica (The Venetian, vegasuncorkd.com for tickets) Join chef Lorena Garcia to celebrate Chica’s one-year anniversary with a Mom-Mosa brunch May 13 and indulge in chef Garcia’s favorite Latin dishes served with brunch cocktails.

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WHERE TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL EMPANADA ON SUNDAY, APRIL 8TH

Chica at the Venetian, draws inspiration from classic renditions of Latin American cuisine with influences from Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. The Empanadas are a signature dish at this vibrant hotspot. The house made snack is stuffed with braised ground beef, sweet plantains, black beans, queso, fresco and spicy guasacaca pico. Yum!

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Calling All Pie and Math Lovers In Vegas… But Mostly Pies Lovers…

March 14th was established to commemorate National Pi(e) Day, a celebration of the mathematical constant, π (pi), or 3.14159265359. Though Pi Day is about math, thankfully, someone made it enjoyable by linking it with pies (by pies we mean, actual pies, pizza pies and/or any other circular dish and that can be sliced) (Pictured: Chica’s Mexican Chocolate S’mores Pie)

On this special foodie holiday, Chica will be featuring a Mexican Chocolate S’mores Pie, made with rich Mexican chocolate mousse and toasted marshmallow inside a cinnamon graham cracker crust, served with dark chocolate glaze and vanilla bean crème anglaise.

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Nathalie Raime
Lorena Garcia, First Latina Executive Chef on the Las Vegas Strip, ‘Dreamed’ of Opening Chica

Chef Lorena Garcia is the kind of woman we need to see more of in the culinary industry. Not only is she talented, Garcia manages to do it all with an air of ease and pleasantness we all wish we could imitate. The energy she exuded on  Top Chef was proof of that.Born and raised in Venezuela, Garcia completed a law degree in Caracas before moving to the United States to complete her associates degree in paralegal studies. The law bug didn’t last long, and shortly after completing her degree, she went on to study culinary arts at the esteemed Johnson & Wales University in Miami.

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Nathalie Raime