Jeannie’s, the concept of James Beard-award winning chef Tom Douglas, recently opened on the third floor of Nordstrom at the Fashion Show in Las Vegas.

Douglas is based in Seattle, specializing in Pacific Northwest cuisine since 1984.

“This is a competitive food market where people are yearning for something new and different,” said Vince Rossetti, vice president of restaurant operations for Nordstrom. “The idea of working with Tom and his people was a natural fit.”

Beecher’s Flagship Cheddar Toasties

Douglas’ contemporary Italian menu for Jeannie’s includes pizza made with handcrafted dough, blistered, topped with fresh produce, artisan cheese and charcuterie.

“We have a very thoughtful process about our pizza,” Douglas said. “We have a multiday-aged dough, we cook the pies without the cheese (adding it at the end) and use the best cheeses that we can procure. We don’t herb our pizza until the end because after 175 degrees, herbs lose their flavor.”

The pizza boards, crafted with the help of a thermal-energy company, retain the pizza’s crispness and flavors.

“We are authentic in the best ingredients that we can give,” Douglas said. “We have caramelization on our vegetables, fresh vinaigrettes instead of packaged, and our mac and cheese is stuffed with cauliflower.”

The menu plays up seasonally influenced appetizers, salads and pastas. And then there are “Toasties,” toasted sandwiches with grilled cheese and ingredients held together with handmade focaccia. Toastie options include prosciutto and fontina and Dijon mustard; eggplant Parmesan with marinara, provolone and basil; and Beecher’s Flagship Cheddar with chives, parsley and tarragon.

The Broccoli Rabe pie

The pie options are exceptionally creative:

  • The Iowa prosciutto endowed with dried figs, organic arugula and parmesan offers many palate-pleasing flavors.
  • The Roasted Oyster Mushroom pie is accented with balsamic caramelized shallots, taleggio and thyme.
  • The Broccoli Rabe pie is topped with Taggiasca olives, spicy tomato sauce, preserved tomato, basil, almonds and pecorino.

An ideal side to any selection is the rich, creamy baked cauliflower mac-n-cheese with shell pasta, Beecher’s cheddar and basil pesto.

Jeannie’s full bar offers a plethora of delectable thirst-quenching cocktails. Be sure to finish your shopping and dining experience with an espresso or refreshing gelato. Your Vegas Nordstrom dining experience will have you healthily satiated and ready to resume exploring multiple floors of Nordstrom’s quality wares.

 

 

 

 

 

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