Situated in Uncasville Connecticut’s famous Mohegan Sun, just off the Sky Tower Hotel Lobby, is the casino’s most dramatic setting to indulge, TAO Asian Bistro & Lounge.
Guests who plan to take on the TAO experience are assured of top-notch service, beautiful décor and the most inventive and delicious food and cocktails. From the iconic brand, guests have come to expect several pronounced elements which all contribute to the unforgettable ambience, including a massive 16-foot-tall Quan Yin statue anchoring the main dining room!
The restaurant offers a distinctive culinary experience, where guests can choose from a selection of Asian-inspired specialties, focusing on Chinese, Japanese and Thai techniques, and ingredients. This includes but is not limited to signature dishes like the Satay of Chilean Sea Bass, Lobster Wontons, Peking Duck, Crispy Snapper in “Sand,” and Tuna Sashimi Pringle.
TAO Asian Bistro & Lounge’s beverage program excellently complements the respective food menu. All drinks harmoniously pair with each selection without an exception, taking inspiration from Asian cuisine, and utilizing traditional ingredients like togarashi. Seasonal and local ingredients also factor into the liquid offerings. Many cocktails feature cold-pressed juices from local juicer, Ripe. Just like all TAO Asian Bistros, Mohegan Sun’s cocktail program zeroes in on high-quality and fresh ingredients above all else. Parallel to the delectable taste of the concoctions is its beautiful aesthetic. It truly is a feast for both the eyes and the palate.
Elaborating on the approach to their drink menu, Megan Ardizoni, Vice President of Beverage, said “We tend to gravitate towards more fruit-forward cocktails and combine those with unexpected flavors. We also love to take a traditional cocktail such like a Margarita, and substitute Asian inspired flavors such as yuzu in place of lemon juice.”
The four most popular cocktails they offer are:
Tao Tini: New Amsterdam Mango Vodka, Malibu Coconut Rum, Cold Pressed Lemon, Cranberry.
The Divinity: Grey Goose Le Citron Vodka, St. Germain, Cold Pressed Pineapple, Lemon, Butterfly Pea Flower.
The Wabi Sabi: el Jimador Tequila, Aloe Vera Liqueur, Cucumber Cold Pressed Lime, Agave, Togarashi Spice.
The Smoking Dragon: Old Forester Bourbon, Antica Sweet Vermouth, Rosemary Port Wine Reduction, Peychaud’s Hickory Smoke.
Some notable sweets to send you off in style are the Giant Fortune Cookie, comprised of white and dark chocolate mousse, the sugar dusted doughnuts with a trio of dipping sauces, or the Molten Chocolate Cake!
A trip to Mohegan Sun is made better when coupled with a dinner at TAO Asian Bistro and Lounge. Their team is clearly passionate about the experience they create for guests, from food and drink quality to the super courteous service. And as summer is right around the corner, a great deal of excitement is piling up about their seasonal updates! So, stay tuned!
- 1 oz.Grey Goose Le Citron
- 1/2 oz. St-Germain
- 1 1/2 oz. RIPE cold pressed Lemon Sour
- 3/4 Pineapple juice
- 1/2 oz. Butterfly Pea Syrup
- 1 oz Aquafaba
Preparation: Combine ingredients in a shaker, shake and strain into a coupe glass.