Globally recognized as the premier destination for luxury shopping and dining, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace will further enhance its culinary offerings with the addition of True Food Kitchen, the award-winning seasonally-inspired restaurant and bar that has pioneered healthy-driven dining. True Food will also open a first-of-its-kind “True Bar” adjacent to the restaurant in the distinctive Reflecting Pool area. True Food Kitchen is set to open in Spring 2020 on the Street Level of The Forum Shops near the iconic Spiral Escalator.
Founded in 2008, True Food Kitchen has received national recognition as a culinary leader, with a health-driven menu of seasonal dishes and natural beverages guided by the principles of founder Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory food pyramid. The restaurant merges nutrient-rich ingredients with a flavor-forward menu that rotates regularly to let guests experience great tasting food and thoughtfully crafted beverages—shared in an environment of infectious positivity. Created by a passionate collective of accomplished chefs, visionary restauranteurs, and a renowned doctor of integrated medicine, the restaurant is rooted in a belief that delicious dining and conscious nutrition can go together, without sacrificing flavor, creativity, or indulgence. Its menu emphasizes wholesome, simple ingredients with thoughtful preparations, and caters to nearly every food preference with a variety of gluten-free, naturally organic, vegetarian, and vegan offerings.
“We are thrilled to be opening the first health-focused concept on the Las Vegas Strip. While Vegas is renowned for indulgent dining, we’re excited to allow even more guests the opportunity to experience a better way of eating,” says Shannon Keller, chief marketing officer of True Food Kitchen. “The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is a world-renowned destination and will enable us to bring our seasonal fare to both Las Vegas residents and guests who travel from all around the world to experience this incredible shopping center.”
Set amidst one of the most picturesque locations within the center, conveniently accessible for locals and visitors alike, True Food Kitchen and True Bar will feature approximately 11,314 square feet of combined indoor and patio dining space to accommodate more than 315 guests. The space takes inspiration from an industrial warehouse overtaken by greenery and will feature design elements of natural wood and stone, industrial-style lighting, steel-framed glass doors, and a greenhouse-style ceiling with live plants throughout the space.
The restaurant will also feature two interior private dining rooms with flexible configurations for up to 72 guests. The first private dining room offers a secluded, intimate space inspired by a tropical beach hut, with wood shutters and slat walls along with backlit window features to inspire a sunlit room. The second private dining room is large enough to be divided into two spaces and showcases a trellis ceiling with hanging plants and natural stone mosaic tiles to evoke the feeling of a lush, green garden terrace.
The distinctive “True Bar” will sit atop the nearby Reflecting Pool and will offer guests an energizing and lively space to lounge and enjoy a selection of the scratch bar’s handcrafted cocktails such as the signature Citrus Skinny Margarita made with fresh citrus juice and organic tequila, along with beer and a selection of sustainable, organic and bio-dynamic wines. The scratch bar will also be brimming with freshly pressed juices, organic teas, and natural refreshers, such as the Medicine Man, Hangover Rx and Kale Aid, among others.
True Food Kitchen’s menu rotates seasonally to let guests experience produce at the peak of its freshness and flavor. Signature dishes include the Spaghetti Squash Casserole, Organic Tuscan Kale Salad, Grilled Fish & Grass-fed Steak Tacos, the Inside Out Quinoa Burger and more.
“With the addition of True Food Kitchen, we further establish ourselves as the best choice for dining in Las Vegas,” says Vicki Hanor, Simon’s senior executive vice president and managing director of Luxury Leasing. “We are so pleased to add True Food Kitchen to our world-class mix of chef-driven, highly successful restaurants.”
Founded in Phoenix, Arizona in 2008, True Food Kitchen is a restaurant and lifestyle brand inspired by the philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse, and that great tasting food and thoughtfully crafted beverages can serve as the foundation for a life well lived.
True Food Kitchen has 28 locations in 12 states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, with a robust development pipeline spanning the Unites States.