Las Vegas dining goes off-menu with creative cocktails, original art, stealthy entertainment and a distinctive new cuisine: Italian American Psychedelic
Spiegelworld, the audacious entertainment trailblazer behind the smash #vegashitshows OPIUM, Absinthe and Atomic Saloon Show, will premiere its first-ever fully-integrated dining and cocktail concept, Superfrico, this fall at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. On Sept. 24, 2021, the all-night establishment promises to break down the walls between fine dining and the anything-goes, submersive splurges that Las Vegas visitors crave.
“People come to Vegas expecting the extraordinary,” says Ross Mollison, Spiegelworld’s Impresario Extraordinaire. “They want to be wowed; to see, do and taste things they’ve never seen, done or tasted before—and when they visit Superfrico, that’s exactly what they’ll get. Superfrico was born in Las Vegas, for Las Vegas, by people who truly love Vegas. Like the city itself, we’ve opened our doors to the world’s finest artists —each a master of their craft. It’s our ultimate, be-all, end-all, taste-all house party with questioning creatives everywhere you look—in the kitchen, behind the bars, inside the walls, under the bed—and you’re all invited.”
Just as Spiegelworld brings bonafide original artists to its stages, it has tagged in world-renowned culinary and cocktail supertalents for Superfrico, including “international pizza czar” Chef Anthony Falco, Executive Chef Mitch Emge, from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, “principal pourer” Leo Robitschek of Eleven Madison Park, and General Manager, Greisy Pacton, formerly of Gordon Ramsay Steak. As irreverent as Spiegelworld itself, the cuisine – dubbed Italian American Psychedelic – honors the recipes and traditions passed down by generations of Sicilian family cooks while taking fearless detours with ingredients and techniques. The result? An open-minded, all-senses-overloaded take on grandma’s favorites, sure to satisfy any craving, all night long—including Falco’s showcase selection of pizza perfection, fresh pasta dishes, steaks, seafood, small plates, signature desserts and late-night finales.
Lauded mixologist Robitschek brings his flair for unique and unexpected flavors to the restaurant’s drinkable options, including house-blended and bottled cocktail flasks and a selection of superior small batch beverages to enjoy on the spot or for takeaway from Superfrico’s onsite Bottle-O retail store.
Whether dining at Superfrico or coming to see OPIUM next door, all guests enter through enigmatic purple doors at the west end of The Cosmopolitan’s Chelsea Tower. Once inside, divisions between the two experiences continue to blur and bend, as diners and showgoers alike discover Superfrico’s multitude of interconnected, imaginatively themed bars, lounges and dining rooms and experience the lively “clusterflourish” as performers come and go from their dressing rooms to the OPIUM Theatre the only way they can: through Superfrico’s kitchen and dining rooms.
Spiegelworld’s globally connected art “curatorialpresario,” Heather Harmon has been working with Superfrico’s creative team to expand Spiegelworld’s extensive art collection and fill the restaurant’s walls, reflecting the company’s circus roots and its passion for handcrafted, repurposed and one-of-a-kind pieces. The first to be commissioned, serving as the DNA roadmap for Superfrico, is NY-based artist Adehla Lee’s Psycho Pop Party, a wild candy-colored acrylic painting intended to give the viewer a sense of visual pleasure through exposure to the fantastical. Over 20 original works in a variety of media, from illustration to neon, have been commissioned or acquired for the venue; all by internationally significant artists whose work has special resonance with the spirit of Superfrico.
Superfrico will open its doors at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Sept. 24, 2021, the same date OPIUM returns to the stage. Reservations can be made now at Superfrico.com. Tickets for OPIUM are on sale now, with performances every Wednesday through Sunday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. beginning September 24.