Pay tribute to Frank with sophisticated riffs on classic Italian cooking in this Forbes Travel Guide Four Star award winner. Surrounded by mementos and swinging music, guests dine on favorites like spaghetti and clams or osso buco. Sit inside or dine under the stars by cozy fireplaces. Special occasion? Reserve the Chairman’s Room, a private room surrounded by notable wines overlooking the gardens.
- Las Vegas Weekly
Theo Schoenegger is a talented, Michelin-rated chef, but here’s the ultimate reason he's the perfect person to oversee the kitchen at Sinatra: He cooked for Ol' Blue Eyes himself.
While serving as executive chef of San Domenico, an Italian restaurant on New York’s Central Park South, Schoenegger regularly cooked for Luciano Pavarotti, who resided in the adjacent building. "His guests were always interesting, and among them one night was Sinatra," recalls the chef, who soon found himself preparing Frank's favorites at the legendary singer's own dinner parties.
Fast-forward three decades, and many of those same dishes are incredibly popular at Encore’s Sinatra. "Frank loved the classics of good Italian food — he preferred a good veal Milanese with a little salad on the side, while veal parmigiana and spaghetti with clams were also his go-to dishes," Schoenegger notes. "We prepare them exactly as he liked and balance that with a selection of seasonal Italian cuisine, including fresh pastas and fish."
Finally, don't forget dessert: The Cappello, a dark-chocolate mousse with Jack Daniel's-laced panna cotta, is shaped like Sinatra's famed fedora. "It's a genuine tribute to Frank," Schoenegger adds.
For client dinners, welcome receptions and more, our chefs and events team partner to create custom menus served in uniquely designed private dining rooms.