The glitz and the glam, the bright lights and wild nights; it’s the essence of America’s sin city known simply as Vegas. Yet a changing of the landscape seems to be occurring in the home of the United States’ most popular attraction for adults, and soon tourists will be enjoying the sinfully divine recipes and concoctions of some of the culinary industry’s top chefs. Many celebrity chefs including the most well-known of the bunch Gordon Ramsay, Emeril Lagasse, and Bobby Flay already understand the never-ending opportunity of market expansion and have complimented their many eateries around the world with a location on the Las Vegas strip. Soon tourists will be able to say so long to the strict diet of all you can eat buffets now that a host of renowned culinary specialists are breaking ground on the strip to stake their claim in the restaurant world’s newest dining paradise.
The never quiet city of Las Vegas, Nevada sees an average of 40 million visitors a year and culinary rock star Guy Fieri, Food Network personality Giada de Laurentiis, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, and the Cake Boss Buddy Valastro are wasting no time in cashing in on the huge opportunity. Guy’s Vegas Kitchen and Bar just cut the ribbon in mid April at the Quad Resort and Casino while Giada is making the final preparations to open her restaurant GIADA at the new boutique hotel The Cromwell in May and Morimoto’s restaurant on schedule to open at The Mirage in late 2014. Given Buddy Valastro’s overwhelming success with his original TLC show and subsequent spin-offs, his TV popularity will correlate directly to sales when visitors stop by to grab a pastry from Carlo’s Bakery or a bite to eat from Buddy V’s Ristorante at The Venetian. Joining Buddy at the city’s fine dining mecca is James Beard Award winning Chef Daniel Boulud who will be opening the second location of his popular NYC restaurant DB Brasserie at the mega resort, hotel and casino in early May. Other famous celebrity chefs who own space at The Venetian are Thomas Keller, Wolfgang Puck, David Burke and Mario Batali. You get the picture; if you want good eats in Las Vegas, the Venetian can satisfy any craving.
However, Vegas is also known as a city of choice and these new kids on the block will be competing with other esteemed chefs who have already aligned with major Vegas hotels to create widely acclaimed fine dining experiences. Joel Robuchon has enjoyed years of success with his self-titled restaurant at the MGM Grand and Alain Ducasse with Mix at Mandalay Bay. Famed Spanish American cuisine guru Jose Andres is ahead of the pack already owning 3 restaurants in the city and is getting set to open Ku Noodles and Bazaar Meat at the SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Labor Day weekend.
The best part about good food is that it’s universal. The amount of tourists that the city attracts over the course of the year allows these celebrity chefs the opportunity to share their specialty foods and recipes with a wide and diverse audience. Maybe the race to set up shop in Las Vegas isn’t nearly a race at all but rather just a chance for celebrity chefs to influence the world’s taste buds one tourist at a time.
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