What a surprise-discovering Forte, advertised as European Tapas restaurant. Outside it looks like another Las Vegas dive bar. Inside Forte (www.barforte.com) it feels as if you’re entering an old quaint, bistro in an Eastern European village. The owner, Nina, is a gracious beauty from Bulgaria, and an artist, which explained the chic décor. She treats each guest as if family. Top-notch service from adorable bartender/waiter Zach making great recommendations of wines (Bulgarian winemaker) and not-to-be missed watermelon, mint & feta cheese salad as well as outstanding bacon wrapped almonds & dates. My personal favorite was the pirogi’s made Russian, Lithuanian and Polish style (topped with either sour cream, mushrooms & gravy or simple green onions). Our reservation for 6 was accommodated at VIP table allowing a perfect view of Nina's bull series (paintings) and her impressive wine cellar.