Discover Superfrico’s multitude of interconnected, imaginatively themed bars, lounges and dining rooms
We’ve seen what Spiegelworld can do with a variety show, at last we’re seeing what it can do with a restaurant. The producers behind “Atomic Saloon,” “OPIUM,” and “Absinthe” have unveiled their first dining and cocktail concept, Superfrico, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and the menu is something to behold.
Described as Italian American Psychedelic, Superfrico’s kitchen staff seemingly won’t be satisfied unless you leave with a full stomach. Get a load of the pastas: Spaghetti Pomodoro, Lamb Ragu Babbaluci, a freakin King Crab Bucatini! That’s enough to book a reservation, but Superfrico really wants you to get into their pizzas.
Why else would they bring in famed “International Pizza Czar” Anthony Falco to design a menu that includes “square” pizzas (including Ultimate Pepperoni, Pistachio Mortadella, Carne Asada) and “round” options (including the vegan Mushroom Mogul, Sicilian Cowboy, Trapanese, and Quattro; plus a “Clam Pie” with white wine, cream, clam, bacon, scallion, and more). The Menu
Falco was among the VIP’s joining Spiegelworld founder and “Impressario Extraordinaire” Ross Mollison at Superfrico’s grand opening last week. Also on hand, “Principal Pourer” Leo Robitschek, the James Beard Award-winning barman whose resume boasts, among others, Eleven Madison Park and the NoMad properties in New York, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. Robitschek’s Superfrico creations boast names that include Penguins Take Manhattan, Boozy Skunkton, Psycho Pop Party, Strawberry Sbagliato, and Dusty Moonboots – the latter named for one of OPIUM’s star performers. The Cocktails
Superfrico’s opening party included, among other things, a vinyl DJ session by Nina Tarr, bartop saxophone players, and magic tricks! Wait a second, magic? That’s all you had to say.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Level 2, The Chelsea Tower
Opens at 5 p.m.
Whether dining at Superfrico or coming to see OPIUM next door, you’ll 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.
Who Did This?
Spiegelworld began creating immersive entertainment experiences in New York City in 2006, with a “Spiegeltent” village located on a pier in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge. In 2011, Spiegelworld opened its award-winning show Absinthe at Caesars Palace, ranked “the No. 1 greatest show in Las Vegas history” by Las Vegas Weekly. Since then, Spiegelworld has opened “OPIUM” at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Atomic Saloon at Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian, in addition to touring shows to Australia, Japan, Canada and across the United States.
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