CHEF DAN KROHMER SET TO DEBUT HATSUMI AND LA MONJA IN DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS
Executive Chef and Owner Dan Krohmer of Las Vegas’ favorite Asian seafood restaurant and critically-acclaimed off-strip hotspot, Other Mama, announces his highly anticipated arrival to Downtown Las Vegas with the debut of Hatsumi and La Monjá to Fergusons Downtown this spring.
“The entire Other Mama Hospitality crew and I are excited to expand our cuisine and culture to Fremont East,” says Chef Krohmer, “It’s where I choose to live and spend my free time so I’m honored to have the opportunity to be part of the new energy and development in Downtown Las Vegas.”
Since partnering with Fergusons Downtown on the concepts, Chef Krohmer has been meticulously overseeing the development of two new restaurants, both honoring the cuisine and culture experienced on his extensive travels to Japan and Mexico. Hatsumi is slated to soft open its doors on mid-May, closely followed by La Monjá in later this spring.
Chef Krohmer has appointed Chef de Cuisine Bobby Silva to manage kitchen operations at Hatsumi. Silva brings a wealth of experience in Japanese dining on the strip with respected organizations such as Mina Group, SushiSamba and Momofuku under his belt that will sync well with Chef Krohmer’s vision for the menu. Inspired by traditional omotenashi-style hospitality that invokes the “subliminal happiness” one might have found at a 1980’s hotel lobby bar in Tokyo, Hatsumi will feature robata izakaya dining with a yakitori bar, an always responsibly-sourced selection of seafood, thoughtful beer and wine lists, and a full bar with an extensive cocktail menu that boasts the largest sake program downtown.
Chef Noel Flores will helm the kitchen at La Monjá as Chef de Cuisine and equally complements Chef Krohmer’s intention for the menu with an impressive background in Mexican dining while working alongside celebrated chefs and restaurateurs Jose Andres, Lorena Garcia, Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken. La Monjá will offer a delightfully tacky approach to its ambiance reminiscent of a scene from Quentin Tarantino’s From Dusk Till Dawn. Menu highlights include coastal seafood ceviches, handmade masa and Nixtamal corn tortillas, and a beautifully curated array of agave-heavy spirits and cocktails designed by mixologists Dave Cooper and Bryan Tamayo.
“With our ethos of being rooted in community and celebrating and highlighting local talent, Fergusons is beyond honored and excited to team up with local chef Dan Krohmer and his vision for Hatsumi and La Monjá. To be able to bring such talent to downtown Las Vegas is extremely exciting and supports everything we stand for,” said Jen Taler, Cofounder and Creative Strategist of Fergusons Downtown. “Not only are we already craving the quality and delicious cuisine that Dan will bring to the neighborhood, we also love that he is dedicated to highlighting his talented team and chefs, a value that is so important to the Fergusons brand and community.”
Located in the ever-evolving East Fremont district in Downtown Las Vegas, Hatsumi will offer dinner only from 5 p.m. until 12 a.m. Tuesday – Sunday and La Monjá will offer lunch and dinner from 12 p.m. until 2 a.m. Tuesday – Sunday. For additional information, visit www.hatsumilv.com / www.lamonjalv.com or follow on Instagram/Facebook at @hatsumilv / @lamonjalv.
ABOUT CHEF DAN KROHMER
Executive Chef and Owner Dan Krohmer brought fresh, seasonal and sustainable seafood to the Southwest Las Vegas valley upon opening Other Mama in March 2015. Seating 45, the restaurant’s centerpiece is the raw bar, which offers sushi, sashimi, ceviche, and a rotating selection of the freshest available oysters. The food is accented by large variety of libations that include a selection of craft beers, wine and a craft cocktails designed by award-winning mixologists Dave Cooper and Bryan Tamayo. Other Mama is located at 3655 S. Durango Drive at Durango and Twain. For additional information, please visit www.othermamalv.com, like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/othermama, or follow on Instagram @OtherMamaLV.
ABOUT FERGUSONS DOWNTOWN
Fergusons is a neighborhood rooted in community, celebrating music, art, nature and local creators. Through the revitalization of the historic Fergusons Motel, the mission is to cultivate a diverse and inviting community that fosters creativity and passion. From the shops of local makers to restaurants and an enchanting green space, Fergusons is a place where you can connect, shop, sleep, eat and explore. For additional information, visit www.fergusonsdowntown.com, like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fergusonsdowntown, and follow on Instagram @FergusonsDowntown.