Food & Drink

Ridiculous lobster and other Asian faves in Encore

Encore's sprawling new Asian palace Andrea's is home to two chefs: one of the Executive variety named Joseph Elevado, who trained under Nobu Matsuhisa, plus "Musical Chef" Steve Angello, a member of EDM trio Swedish House Mafia, who for some reason changed his name from Steven Angello Josefsson Fragogiannis, and is not an actual person who cooks things

While the outdoor terrace is pretty big itself, the blown-open inside space is about as wide a swath of dining as you'll ever see, and is home to velvet sofas, 1000-champagne tinted Venetian glass teardrops, an exhibition kitchen, and a DJ booth

Pair this king crab & fluke roll with a peach vodka/cane rum Orange Peach Mash Up, or one of their sharable, stronger-than-Piston-Honda's punches like Adult Caramel Popcorn with Stoli Salted Karamel vodka, Licor 43, Cruzan coconut rum, apple & lemon juices, and baked-apple bitters

The menu's as huge as the space, as is this five-spice garlic lobster, the Japanese Kobe rib cap, or table shares like the Wagyu tataki with smoky ponzu jus

The whole crispy fish -- it's music to your, um, stomach.