Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Zine is the first and only Las Vegas restaurant to place in the top 10 in the 6-year history of the Top100 Chinese Restaurants in the USA awards

We have had the pleasure of dinning at ZINE in the Palazzo Resort in the past. This hidden gem at The Palazzo proved a winner as Zine Noodles Dim Sum received the Overall Excellence Award from Chinese Restaurant News at the 6th Annual Top 100 Chinese Restaurants Award show at The Venetian. Zine Noodles Dim Sum, an authentic Chinese restaurant located on The Palazzo casino floor level, is the first restaurant in Las Vegas to rank in the top 10 at the prestigious award ceremony. Showcasing the highest standards of cuisine, decor, and service, the award is prestigious among Chinese restaurateurs.

Many qualifications must be met in order to be considered for the Overall Excellence Award. The criteria consists of a restaurant: being in business a minimum of two years, receiving positive industry or customer recognition, and having a menu where 50 percent of the cuisine is Chinese-focused. When the final results are calculated, along with the Mystery Diner's scores and direct votes from the general public, the top 100 highest scoring restaurants achieve the award.

"Zine's philosophy is to provide an authentic Chinese experience to our guests through cuisine and service," said Ken Wong, executive director of Paiza Club Operations at The Palazzo and The Venetian. "We are thrilled that Chinese Restaurant News, the restaurant industry, and our valued guests have recognized this and provided us with such an honor."

“From suburban buffets to high-end restaurants, Chinese cuisine has become as American as apple pie,” said Betty Xie, editor-in-chief of Chinese Restaurant News. “With these awards, we acknowledge those restaurateurs who excel at the overall experience: exceptional food and magnificent service in beautiful restaurants. We salute Zine Noodles Dim Sum for being the first restaurant from our host city of Las Vegas to rank in the top 10 in our six year history.”

From acclaimed chef Simon To, the genius behind the exclusive Paiza Club, Zine Noodles Dim Sum melds traditional dishes with the exotic and simple with the extravagant in a comfortable, contemporary ambience. Drawing from Cantonese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Szechuan and other Asian cooking styles, Chef Simon To has created a menu that’s equally tempting to both the casual and adventurous diner. From the Rare Filet Mignon Noodle Soup and Abalone and Chicken Congee to the Singapore-Style Pan-Fried Crab with Chili and Steamed Lobster in Garlic Sauce, every dish is a delectable transport to the most acclaimed kitchens of Asia.

Chef To has 30 years of experience cooking Asian cuisine. Originally from Hong Kong, he specializes in Canton and Szechwan styles and is considered a dim sum master. Chef To has served his signature dishes all over the world, including France, Hong Kong and Canada and was recently awarded the coveted Bleu Ribbon Award from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts.

This prestigious award was not a big surprise to The Cuisineist. One of the finest dinning experiences we have ever enjoyed was at ZINE . Once again, The Palazzo and its restaurants make Culinary News.

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