Rick Moonen’s rm seafood Welcomes Chef Matthew Accarrino For Seafood Lovers Dinner

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WHO/WHAT: Rick Moonen, Chef/Owner of Rick Moonen’s rm seafood at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, will welcome Chef Matthew Accarrino of SPQR in San Francisco, and former chef de cuisine of Moonen’s first solo project Restaurant RM, to stage a one-night collaborative dinner benefitting Three Square Las Vegas. In honor of the special reunion of mentor and student backtogether in the kitchen, guests are invited to indulge in a five-course, seafood lover’s paradise expertly paired with wine to enhance the culinary experience.


The evening will begin at 7pm with a cocktail reception featuring hand-crafted specialty cocktails by rm seafood lead barman Nathan Greene, served alongside a variety of passed hors d’oeuvres. Guests will be seated for dinner at 7:30pm and treated to an interchanging meal featuring Moonen’s signature sustainable seafood delights and dishes inspired by Accarrino’s newly released cookbook
“SPQR: Modern Italian Food and Wine.”

WHEN: Thursday, March 14, 2013 – Cocktail reception begins at 7pm; Dinner at 7:30pm


TICKETS: This all-inclusive, limited seating engagement is $150 per person and includes an autographed copy of Accarrino’s cookbook “SPQR: Modern Italian Food and Wine,” which will take place during the cocktail party. Dinner
reservations are required and can be made by calling (702) 632-9300 or by emailing

About Chef Rick Moonen and Rick Moonen’s rm seafood
Since opening Rick Moonen’s rm seafood at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in 2005, both the restaurant and Chef Moonen have enjoyed an array of local and national acclaim from some of the country’s top news organizations. For the past 20 years, Chef Rick Moonen has been one of the country’s leading advocates for the sustainable seafood movement, bringing national awareness to this subject. Rick Moonen’s rm seafood showcases this commitment to sustainability without foregoing culinary creativity and innovation. In 2008 Chef Moonen accomplished a lifelong dream with the publication of his cookbook Fish Without a Doubt, a practical, hands-on guide to buying, preparing and cooking a wide variety of seafood. That same year his signature Catfish Sloppy Joe was highlighted in Esquire magazine’s “Sandwich Encyclopedia,” prompting a guest spot on The Oprah Winfrey Show where he served the talk show queen this signature dish and earned the title of “Best Sandwich in America.” In 2009 he was a guest judge on Bravo’s Top Chef Las Vegas where his eponymous restaurant served as the location for the show’s popular “Restaurant Wars” episode. That same year, he was a contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters and in 2010 was invited back to compete on Top Chef Masters second season, where he was the runner-up, raising both national awareness and thousands of dollars for Three Square. Keep current with Chef Moonen on Twitter @RickMoonen, or online at Rick Moonen’s rm seafood downstairs is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; upstairs is open Tuesday – Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling (702) 632-9300.

About Matthew Accarrino
Matthew Accarrino is the executive chef of SPQR. He has been nominated by the James Beard Foundation as a semi-finalist for “Best Chef: Pacific” in 2012 and has cooked alongside Charlie Palmer, Rick Moonen, Thomas Keller, and Tom Colicchio. He has been featured in Saveur, Food Arts, and the San Francisco Chronicle. SPQR received its first Michelin star under Accarrino’s direction in the 2013 guide and the restaurant was named one of the 101 Best Restaurants in North America by Newsweek last year.

About SPQR
SPQR is located at 1911 Fillmore Street in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. An acronym for Senatus Populesque Romanus, SPQR translates to “The People and Senate of Rome” and was the emblem of the Roman Empire. Executive Chef Matthew Accarrino creates Italian-inspired cuisine using local Northern California ingredients. Innovative and soulful dishes are balanced with Wine Director/Owner Shelley Lindgren’s expert wine pairings in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. SPQR serves dinner Monday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. and Sunday from 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Weekend lunch is served from 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, please visit or call 415-771-7779.

About Three Square
Established in 2007 to provide hunger relief, Three Square Food Bank offers wholesome, nutritious food to non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans. A national model project inspired by Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with businesses, non-profit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively serve hope to those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 24.5 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of more than 18.8 million meals – per year to more than 600 Program Partners. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit For the latest news and events on Three Square, visit and follow them on Twitter @threesquarelv.


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