Caesars Entertainment has engaged several renowned celebrity chefs, including Gordon Ramsay, to preside over a grand culinary fiesta during the F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix weekend, slated for November 16-18.
Acclaimed Chef Gordon Ramsay confirmed his participation on November 16, where he will not only create the dining experience but will also host the affair at Ramsay’s Kitchen at Harrah’s – a treat that comes at a cost of $250 per patron. Following day, he will host a trackside dinner at Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace for twice the price.
The widely acknowledged F1 fan drove his excitement home saying, “It is no secret that I am a huge F1 fan, and I have no doubt that Las Vegas will really take it to the next level for the inaugural race on the Strip.”
Caesars Entertainment continues roster augmentation by enlisting famed sushi chef Nobu Matsuhisa to perform a live sushi-making session; this culinary spectacle will be available for onlookers at Nobu at Caesars Palace on November 17, and the subsequent day at Nobu at Paris Las Vegas, priced at $500 per observer.
Moreover, Giada De Laurentiis will host a $250 trackside brunch at Giada at The Cromwell on November 18, followed by Lisa Vanderpump’s “Very Vanderpump Brunch” at Vanderpump à Paris inside Paris on November 17, also priced at $250 a head.
Despite the prevalent belief, celebrity chefs rarely make appearances at their own Vegas establishments. Explained as a part of licensing arrangements, most chefs are required to make one annual appearance for a photo opportunity at each restaurant.
In another headline, Las Vegas will serve as the backdrop for the prestigious “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” convention next year. The event culminates in the annual ranking of the world’s top culinary destinations, with hundreds of chefs and restaurateurs convening at Wynn Las Vegas from June 1 through to the awards ceremony on June 5.
Elsewhere in Vegas, the beloved Zippy’s has unveiled its first Las Vegas branch at 7095 Badura Ave, marking the fast-casual chain’s debut outside Hawaii. Conversely, Texas-based Indian chain Desi Chowrastha anticipates opening its maiden Las Vegas restaurant situated across from Mandalay Bay by early next year.
Resorts World’s Caviar Bar has reemerged, rebranded as Aqua Seafood & Caviar, under the helm of outstanding five-time-Michelin-starred Australian chef Shaun Hergatt.
Moreover, BabyStacks Café is planning to launch its eighth brunch outlet at 500 S. Main St. downtown, in the existing location of MTO Café, bought by BabyStacks owner Liberty Hung in 2021. The site is expected to close momentarily and reopen under the new branding in early 2024.
Arizona’s Angie’s Lobster predicts the opening of its premier Las Vegas outlet, located at 4835 Blue Diamond Road, approximately six miles south of the Strip. Shortly after, A Different Beast, backed by Kat Hu and Justin Yi, the minds behind LA’s erstwhile Hock + Hoof, is scheduled to fill the space vacated by Japanese tapas and wine bar Osaka Sunset in Chinatown.