Silk Road. Because that's what the ancient silk routes between Asia and the Mediterranean were called, the name is reminiscent of historic spice markets, bazaars and merchant routes. The restaurant, on the other hand, updates that memory and spices it up -- literally – with flair and distinction. With vibrant shades of gold, purple and burnt orange; floor-to-ceiling windows that offer an abundance of natural light; reflective gold walls; and a dimensional relief of the actual "Silk Road," this is no ancient eatery. Instead, it's a contemporary convergence of global commerce and cuisine that's presided over by Executive Chef Martin Heierling. The master who brought Sensi to life, his exquisite international cuisine blends Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Asian influences -- just like the trade routes of old. Located in the LEED Gold-certified Vdara Hotel & Spa, a non-gaming resort, Silk Road is the kind of place where you can have your organic lamb "kofte" and eat it, too! The restaurant only serves breakfast and lunch, but a shot of Turkish coffee before you hit the tables at the adjacent Aria might just be the perfect way to start a day in Vegas.