Great Vegas Festival of Beer - Get Motley VIP, April 7th, 2018
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THE 2018 Culinary Lineup

Chef Stephen Lasala

Stephen LaSala moved to Las Vegas on a whim and ended up sticking around to rise to executive chef of Searsucker at Caesars Palace. After attending Lederwolff Culinary Academy in Sacramento, he moved to San Diego before joining the opening team at Fleming’s when it opened in Las Vegas. By 2007, he joined Mesa Grill, becoming the sous chef after four months. Stints at Novè Italiano and Brand Steakhouse came along before he joined Searsucker as a sous chef for its opening. In 2016, he became the executive chef.

The Menu

Beer-infused Kobe Filet Chili
Kobe beef, roasted chilis, stout, Vermont cheddar, jalapeño cornbread

Kobe Chili Cheese Fries
Homemade fries, tomatillo relish, Oaxaca cheese

Whole Beasties
Beer-brined whole pigs w/ brown sugar, garlic and citrus rub roasted till crispy and delicious w/ pickled vegetables to garnish

Char Grilled Pork Tacos
Achiote and beer marinated and charred on the grill w/ salsa verde, pineapple, onion, cilantro, handmade tortillas

Street Style Corn on the Cob
Served with lime aioli and infused with a hefeweizen, cilantro, cotija cheese

Chef Mario Tapia

A native of Loreto Bay Mexico, Chef Mario Tapia discovered his passion for cooking at a very young age. His experience runs from five-star fine dining, casual dining, from 300-seat high volume settings to 40-seat intimate dining venues. Up until now, Mario’s experience has been exclusively in traditional meat and dairy restaurants. Now he is reinventing those meals without the use of meat, dairy, eggs, and honey. Mario Tapia, otherwise known as Chef Veggicano, joined Panacea as Executive Chef in 2017 and quickly became an indispensable asset to the restaurant, bringing his exquisite palate and “farm to table” creativity to everything he touched.

The Menu

Once Upon A Time BBQ Burger
Panacea’s house-made plant based patty infused with beer, banana mango aioli, ranch slaw and house made BBQ sauce

Small Tinga Bites
Homemade corn tortilla, adobo stye jackfruit, avocado cashew sour creme, sweet jalapeño bites

Curry Rice Shooter
Black rice, curry sauce, Moroccan cauliflower, BBQ sauce dots, crispy fennel strings

Vegan Cauliflower Fish Tacos
Cauliflower, vegan tatar sauce, smoked paprika aioli, Mexican slaw, wrapped in a corn tortilla