LAS VEGAS (July 25, 2011) – At both Andre’s at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino and Alizé at the Top of the Palms, the wine collection is vast. With so many selections, guests now will find it easier than ever to select the perfect wine accompaniment to Andre’s imaginative French cuisine beginning this evening, Monday, July 25 with the use of SmartCellar. The new technology allows diners to make wine selections from an Apple® iPad®. Once Andre’s and Alizé launches with 40 of the SmartCellar devices, they will be amongst the first restaurants in Las Vegas currently utilizing this technology.
How it works: upon seating, instead of a printed wine list, guests will be offered an easy-to-navigate iPad, immediately enabling them to browse and select a wine based on sparkling, red, white, fortified or sweet. They also will be able to choose if they would like the wine by the bottle, half bottle, by the glass or a larger format. Additional touch-pad links will include the ability to search wines by name, region, varietal and price. The device also will feature premium liquors, beers, specialty cocktails, food pairings, menu items and any additional beverages offered that evening at Andre’s. The sommelier will be able to also use the device to educate diners on the wines and make recommendations utilizing the device in hand.
“We’re fortunate to be amongst the first to offer this unique system,” said Patrick Trundle, beverage director, Andre’s and Alizé. “This is an amazing system and one we believe makes the guest experience much more enjoyable. There are so many interesting facts relating to wine, and SmartCellar provides more information than a printed list ever could. We have no doubt guests will like using it.”
SmartCellar’s developer Incentient, LLC is a worldwide leader in “at-the-table-technology.” The technology is drastically changing the dining experience not only for guests, but also for sommeliers/wine directors and restaurateurs. SmartCellar operates wirelessly on a secure Intranet installed through an onsite server. The technology can operate in any size restaurant or bar, for both indoors and out. Each device is fully customizable and can hold as little or as much information as the restaurant desires. All updates are made in real-time, ensuring the presented information is always accurate. The devices also enable Andre’s to be green by eliminating the need for paper and other materials traditionally needed for printed lists.
Pat Martucci, founder and CEO of Incentient, said “This technology improves the overall food and beverage experience from start to finish.”
For more information about Andre’s, call (702) 798-7151 or for Alizé, (702) 951-7000 or go to www.andrelv.com.
ABOUT ANDRE’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE AT MONTE CARLO RESORT AND CASINO
Celebrated chef André Rochat has enhanced his AAA Four Diamond restaurant by combining its original old-world charm with a modern twist to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere. An eclectic approach on a classic, Andre’s meshes the finest style of dining with a comfortable, elegant setting. In addition to dining in casual elegance, Andre’s is home to an impressive cigar lounge, one of the only spaces on the Las Vegas Strip available to enjoy a fine cigar and rare cognac from his internationally famous collection. Honored with a prestigious Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo has an encyclopedic wine list boasting more than 1,500 selections and an inventory of more than 12,000 bottles.
ABOUT ALIZÉ AT THE TOP OF THE PALMS
Named after the gentle trade winds that sweep the French Caribbean Islands, Alizé at the Top of the Palms features world-class cuisine, service and wine list, boasting the most dramatic view of the famous Las Vegas Strip. Chef and Proprietor André Rochat of the respected and award winning Andre’s Restaurant, opened Alizé – the crown jewel of his culinary empire in 2001 on the top floor of the Palms Casino Resort. Alizé quickly became the talk of the town and has gained notoriety and accolades being named by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top new restaurants in the world. Located inside the Palms Casino Resort at 4321 W. Flamingo Road, Alizé is open daily from 5:30 p.m. For more information, find us on Facebook.
ABOUT INCENTIENT, LLC
Incentient provides services for hospitality venues including restaurants, hotels and resorts, and sport and entertainment arenas. By creating and maintaining unique hardware and software solutions, Incentient exclusively unites clients to their customers by adding value to the supply chain experience. In addition to SmartCellarsm, Incentient has developed the SmartTouchsm system – a touch-screen flat panel features proprietary software that encourages guests to control their hospitality experience from within the security of their rooms (this includes, but is not limited to room service, valet, housekeeping, concierge and spa, among others). Incentient’s patent-pending solutions are currently being marketed throughout the United States and abroad. This technology is currently installed in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and the United Arab Emirates. For more information, please visit www.incentient.com.