Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish festival of light, begins Sunday at sunset and continues through December 6. A number of restaurants in the valley prepare special dishes to celebrate the holiday. Here is some:
Bagelmania, The 252 Convention Center Drive offers Hanukkah dishes in single servings, $ 24.95, or a family feast that serves eight to 10, $ 224.95. Dinners include a choice of brisket with gravy or half a roast chicken in the single serving, or a brisket with gravy and half a roast chicken in the feast, plus a matzo ball soup, potato latkes, sautéed green beans, glazed carrots, challah buns and holiday desserts. Order on bagelmania.com.
Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca at the Green Valley Ranch in Henderson will have a special Hanukkah menu for dinner and take out Sunday through December 6. It includes a honey butter challah, $ 10; Sliced carrot and radish salad with arugula and citrus vinaigrette, $ 13; braised brisket with half red wine, rainbow carrots and mashed potatoes, $ 29; and apple pie knish with cinnamon custard, $ 10. Reservations are encouraged; call 702-617-7191 or visit bottligialv.com.
Hearthstone Kitchen & Cave at the Red Rock Resort will be offering a Hannukah menu for dine in or take out from Sunday to December 6. It includes a homemade challah with honey butter, $ 10; traditional potato latkes with smoked salmon, capers, dill cream and shallots, $ 15; beef brisket with glazed rainbow carrots, pearl onions, half red wine and sweet potatoes, $ 29; and chocolate babka bread pudding with French vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce and kosher caramel and fresh mint, $ 10. Reservations are encouraged; call 702-797-7344 or visit hearthstonelv.com
A steakhouse at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will celebrate Hanukkah with a special dinner starting at 5 p.m. Sunday through December 6. It includes seared domestic lamb striploin with grilled barley, escarole, potato and carrot latkes, roasted garlic gremolata, and lamb jus with currants, 68 $. Regular menu also available. Call 702-522-8111 or visit onesteakhouse.com.
pink box donuts, which has branches in southern Nevada, has four donuts specially decorated for Hanukkah and available until December 26. The Star of David is a white frosted raised donut in the shape of a Star of David, $ 3; the Hanukkah Jellie is a raised, powdered sugar coated donut filled with homemade raspberry jelly, $ 2.25; Hanukkah Ring is a white frosted vanilla cake donut topped with Hanukkah sprinkles, $ 2; and Hanukkah Pee-Weez are bites of frozen vanilla cake rolled in Hannukah nuggets, 50 cents each or $ 5.25 for a matching box. pinkboxdoughnuts.com
Siegel 1941 at El Cortez will serve a special three-course menu from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through December 6. Dishes include chopped chicken livers; matzo dumpling soup; mixed green salad with your choice of dressing; apricot roast beef or chicken breast with potato latkes, kasha and bow ties and steamed broccoli; sweet kugel with raisins; and ice cream, $ 26.95. elcortezhotelcasino.com