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Anima by EDO

Las Vegas
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Anima is a tapas restaurant from the team behind EDO (a bucket-list dining destination in its own right) at the Gramercy near Summerlin. This time around, Oscar Amador is collaborating with Francesco du Caudo (formerly of Ferraro's) for a menu that retains its core Spanish influence but brings in added global elements. More than simply "EDO West," Anima has a larger, more contemporary dining room with food stations and hand-painted murals adding to the charm and energy of the space. A few items carry over from EDO (like the Croquetas and a fantastic Dry-Aged Strip Loin Carpaccio), but most of the menu is brand new. There's a notable emphasis on seafood, so order the Peruvian-style Scallop Crudo, Spicy Bluefin Sashimi, and skin-on Branzino with sauteed Pork Cheeks for the table to share. Pastas are also a priority. The Truffle Cavatelli is topped with bone marrow tableside, while the Leek and Cabbage Ravioli is a perfectly restrained base for a rich wine reduction and foie gras sauce. The hardest decision is choosing between one of 150 wines (with an emphasis on small producers) or a cocktail from the gin-and-tonic cart.

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