Border Grill At Mandalay Bay And New Executive Chef To Host Hornitos Tequila Dinner On March 12

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BORDER GRILL AT MANDALAY BAY AND NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF TO HOST HORNITOS TEQUILA DINNER ON MARCH 12  

 

WHAT: Join Border Grill Las Vegas inside Mandalay Bay for a night of tequila-filled fun as the restaurant hosts an exceptional tequila dinner, featuring Hornitos Tequila. Made from 100% blue agave, Hornitos Tequila keeps Don Francisco Javier Sauza’s legacy alive, using the same high standards to cultivate the most flavorful agaves and develop premium tequilas that everyone can enjoy.

 

Guests will also be treated to an authentic Mexican fiesta, complete with a cocktail reception and multi-course dinner prepared by Jamaal Taherzadeh, the new executive chef of Border Grill’s Mandalay Bay location. Taherzadeh joins the Border Grill team with over a decade of culinary experience. Originally hailing from Texas, he began honing his culinary skills and studying the preparation of Mexican cuisine at Ciudad C.F. in Dallas. No stranger to the Las Vegas Strip, Taherzadeh has held several positions inside the world class culinary destination throughout his career, including Nobu at Caesars Palace and Kerry Simon Las Vegas.

 

WHERE:
Border Grill Las Vegas
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV  89119
(702) 632-7403
www.bordergrill.com
Twitter – Facebook – Pinterest – Instagram @BorderGrill

WHEN: Thursday, March 12th from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. A cocktail and appetizer reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a multi-course dinner at 7 p.m.

COST:Tickets are priced at $75/person (plus tax and gratuity). Space is limited, so please RSVP by calling 702.632.7403, or emailing your reservation to destiny.hampton@bordergrill.com.

 

About Border Grill
Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger are co-chef/owners of the popular, critically acclaimed Border Grill restaurants & Truck, serving modern Mexican food in Las Vegas, Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles, Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport and most recently a second Las Vegas location inside The Forum Shops at Caesars. The Border Grill Truck can be found on the streets of Southern California and beyond cooking gourmet tacos, quesadillas, ceviche, and more.  Mary Sue and Susan, Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” and Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales,” are preeminent ambassadors of authentic Mexican cuisine, setting the standard for gourmet Mexican fare and authoring five cookbooks, including Cooking with Too Hot Tamales and Mesa Mexicana.  Active members of the community, Mary Sue and Susan play leading roles in Share Our Strength and the Scleroderma Research Foundation.  In addition, they are passionate about the environment and lead the culinary industry with their eco-friendly policies.  For more information, visit www.bordergrill.com.

Border Grill Las Vegas Announces All-Star Team For The New Location Inside The Forum Shops At Caesars

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BORDER GRILL LAS VEGAS ANNOUNCES ALL-STAR TEAM FOR THE NEW LOCATION INSIDE THE FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARS

 

Border Grill Las Vegas is thrilled to announce their new all-star team, who will be leading the opening of the new location at The Forum Shops at Caesars.

 

Chef Chris Keating will serve as the restaurant’s Executive Chef, Jennifer Holley as the General Manager, Chef Agustin Guevara as Executive Sous Chef, and Chef Nicole Grimes as Sous Chef. Currently slated to open in October, the restaurant will be the second Border Grill location in Las Vegas.

 

Chris Keating is no stranger to Border Grill, as he currently serves as the Executive Chef for the Border Grill located inside Mandalay Bay A recent alum of Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill Bahamas, Keating began his culinary training at the prestigious Johnson and Wales University. From there he has held various roles in kitchens across the country including Bert’s Seafood Grill, Marisol Bistro and Revival Grill in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. “It’s truly an honor to continue this fruitful journey with my Border Grill family,” said Keating. “This transition is another chapter in my story with Border Grill, and I can’t wait to see what new successes we will be able to achieve together.”

 

Originally hailing from New York, General Manager Jennifer Holley began her professional career in Las Vegas over a decade ago as part of the opening team at Steve Wynn’s Bellagio. She has since held various positions at the prestigious Bellagio, Encore, and Wynn resorts, including Manager at Switch Steakhouse and Country Club, General Manager at La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway, and Department Head of the Banquet Beverage Team for Wynn and Encore. Her dedication to her craft has earned her the distinction of MGM Mirage Mixology champion and Wynn Resorts Management All Star as well as an All Star Student nod from Southern Wine & Spirits. She has also served as co-chair for the annual Taste of the Nation Las Vegas®, since 2009. Her appreciation for service along with her drive to connect with the community makes her a perfect fit for Border Grill.

 

Agustin Guevara, after originally attending school to study fashion, began his career in the culinary arts at Kendall College in his hometown of Chicago. He later moved to Las Vegas, holding positions at Bellagio and Caesars Palace, including a 9 year stint at Mesa Grill. Guevara joined the Border Grill team earlier this year and has since been training under Keating at Mandalay Bay.

 

Nicole Grimes, a native of Pittsburg, refined her culinary talents at Le Cordon Bleu College for Culinary Arts, and put her skills to the test at several restaurants inside The Broadmoor resort in Colorado. Allured by the Las Vegas dining scene, she moved to Las Vegas to be part of the opening of Rao’s inside Caesars Palace. After working her way up in the kitchen, Grimes made the move to Los Angeles to open Rao’s Hollywood. Grimes is now making her grand return to Las Vegas as part of the Border Grill family at The Forum Shops at Caesars.

 

“We have a dynamic and extremely talented team of industry veterans ushering in a new era for Border Grill,” said Susan Feniger, Chef/Co-Owner. “These individuals share the same high standards as Mary Sue and myself for what we prepare in the kitchen, how we interact with our guests, and what we value about our industry.”

 

For more information about Border Grill, visit www.bordergrill.com.

 

About Border Grill
Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger are co-chef/owners of the popular, critically acclaimed Border Grill restaurants & Truck, serving modern Mexican food in Las Vegas, Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles, and most recently in the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. Border Grill will open its second Vegas location at The Forum Shops in Fall 2014. The Border Grill Truck can be found on the streets of Southern California and beyond cooking gourmet tacos, quesadillas, ceviche, and more.  Mary Sue and Susan, Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” and Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales,” are preeminent ambassadors of authentic Mexican cuisine, setting the standard for gourmet Mexican fare and authoring five cookbooks, including Cooking with Too Hot Tamales and Mesa Mexicana.  Active members of the community, Mary Sue and Susan play leading roles in Share Our Strength and the Scleroderma Research Foundation.  In addition, they are passionate about the environment and lead the culinary industry with their eco-friendly policies.  For more information, visit www.bordergrill.com.

Border Grill Partners With Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry Campaign For Month Of September

 

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Border Grill has  partnered with Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry campaign. For the entire month of September, whenever a customer purchases an order of specialty Roasted Tomato and Bacon Guacamole at any Border Grill location, Border Grill will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry.

 

Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry is a program that raises funds and awareness for the No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America. For every dollar donated, Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is able to connect a child in need with 10 meals. Currently, 1 in 5 children in the United States are facing hunger daily.

 

This unique featured guacamole offering is prepared with freshly mashed hass avocado, jalapeño, red onion, cotija cheese, cilantro, chile lime, topped with roasted tomatoes and bacon, and served with crispy flour tortilla wedges. You can purchase a serving of this delicious guacamole for $11 at Border Grill Las Vegas, Border Grill Santa Monica and Border Grill in Downtown Los Angeles. In addition, it is also available for $7 at the Border Grill Stop and $5 at the Border Grill food trucks. Again, this offer is available at all the listed locations, throughout the entire month of September.

 

SOS Dine Out Guacamole

Border Grill Las Vegas Celebrates Mexican Independence Day With A Fiery Sauza Tequila Dinner

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BORDER GRILL LAS VEGAS CELEBRATES MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH A FIERY SAUZA TEQUILA DINNER  

 

 

WHAT:  Celebrate Mexican Independence Day in style at Border Grill Las Vegas with their south of the border inspired tequila dinner, featuring world-renowned premium Sauza Tequila. Guests will be treated to an authentic Mexican fiesta, complete with a multi-course dinner meticulously prepared by Executive Chef Chris Keating.

Sauza Tequila was originally produced in Tequila, a municipality of the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Founded in 1873, at the La Perseverancia distillery, Sauza were the first to call the liquor made from ancient blue agave plants ‘tequila’ and the first to export the drink to the United States. Guests can toast to the celebration with handcrafted cocktails infused with Sauza, the originator of classic tequila.

 

WHERE:
Border Grill Las Vegas
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV  89119
(702) 632-7403
www.bordergrill.com
Twitter – Facebook – Pinterest – Instagram @BorderGrill

 

WHEN: Tuesday, September 16th from 6:30—9 p.m. A cocktail and appetizer reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a multi-course dinner at 7 p.m.

 

COST:  Tickets are priced at $75/person (plus tax and gratuity). Space is limited, so please RSVP by calling 702.632.7403, or emailing your reservation to destiny.hampton@bordergrill.com.

About Border Grill
Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger are co-chef/owners of the popular, critically acclaimed Border Grill restaurants & Truck, serving modern Mexican food in Las Vegas, Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles, and most recently in the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. Border Grill will open its second Vegas location at The Forum Shops in Fall 2014. The Border Grill Truck can be found on the streets of Southern California and beyond cooking gourmet tacos, quesadillas, ceviche, and more.  Mary Sue and Susan, Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” and Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales,” are preeminent ambassadors of authentic Mexican cuisine, setting the standard for gourmet Mexican fare and authoring five cookbooks, including Cooking with Too Hot Tamales and Mesa Mexicana.  Active members of the community, Mary Sue and Susan play leading roles in Share Our Strength and the Scleroderma Research Foundation.  In addition, they are passionate about the environment and lead the culinary industry with their eco-friendly policies.  For more information, visit www.bordergrill.com.

Border Grill Las Vegas To Host Job Fair For Its Highly-Anticipated New Location Inside The Forum Shops At Caesars

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BORDER GRILL LAS VEGAS TO HOST JOB FAIR FOR ITS HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED NEW LOCATION INSIDE THE FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARS

 

 

 

Border Grill Las Vegas is hiring! Known for its critically acclaimed, modern Mexican cuisine, Border Grill Las Vegas will host a job fair on Friday, August 15 and Friday, August 22, for the highly-anticipated new location within the first level of The Forum Shops at Caesars.

 

The job fair will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at its Mandalay Bay location. Open positions include managers, servers, bartenders, host/hostess, bussers, food runners, line cooks and prep cooks.

 

For more information about Border Grill Las Vegas, visit www.bordergrill.com.

 

About Border Grill
Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger are co-chef/owners of the popular, critically acclaimed Border Grill restaurants & Truck, serving modern Mexican food in Las Vegas, Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles, and most recently in the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. Border Grill will open its second Vegas location at The Forum Shops in Summer 2014. The Border Grill Truck can be found on the streets of Southern California and beyond cooking gourmet tacos, quesadillas, ceviche, and more.  Mary Sue and Susan, Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” and Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales,” are preeminent ambassadors of authentic Mexican cuisine, setting the standard for gourmet Mexican fare and authoring five cookbooks, including Cooking with Too Hot Tamales and Mesa Mexicana.  Active members of the community, Mary Sue and Susan play leading roles in Share Our Strength and the Scleroderma Research Foundation.  In addition, they are passionate about the environment and lead the culinary industry with their eco-friendly policies.  For more information, visit www.bordergrill.com.

 

BORDER GRILL LAS VEGAS SERVES UP BRUNCH CLASSICS FOR MOTHER’S DAY INSPIRED COOKING CLASS

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BORDER GRILL LAS VEGAS SERVES UP BRUNCH CLASSICS FOR MOTHER’S DAY INSPIRED COOKING CLASS

WHAT: Make cheerful memories with Mom this Mother’s Day and join Border Grill Chef/Owners Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger for an entertaining experience that will treat the treasured woman in your life. Guests are invited to enroll in a two-hour demonstration-style cooking class, which features brunch favorites from the restaurant’s award-winning weekend brunch like Homemade Chorizo Skillet Chilaquiles and Huevos Racheros.

To revel in Mom’s special day, guests will receive a multi-course brunch at Border Grill Las Vegas, signature cocktails, and a recipe booklet. The class is priced at $100 per person and will include demonstrations of the following dishes:

Mimosa Trio
rosemary watermelon, lemon cucumber, orange

Seasonal Fruit Salad
homemade granola, lime zest, cayenne, guava yogurt, buñelo cone

Smoked Fish Tostada
jalapeño cream cheese, crispy capers, avocado salsa

Homemade Chorizo Skillet Chilaquiles
tortillas, chipotle, avocado, scrambled eggs, jalapeño

Huevos Rancheros
black bean panucho, ranchera salsa, sunny side egg, tomatillo relish

Horchata Jello Shots
piloncillo tuile cookie, candied pecans, dark rum, shaved canela

WHERE:
Border Grill Las Vegas
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV  89119
(702) 632-7403
www.bordergrill.com
Twitter – Facebook – Pinterest – Instagram @BorderGrill

WHEN:  Saturday, May 10th from 10am to noon.

COST:  Admission is $100/person (excluding tax and gratuity).  Space is limited, so please RSVP by calling 702.632.7403, or emailing your reservation to destiny.hampton@bordergrill.com.

About Border Grill
Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger are co-chef/owners of the popular, critically acclaimed Border Grill restaurants & Truck, serving modern Mexican food in Las Vegas, Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles, and most recently in the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. Border Grill will open its second Vegas location at The Forum Shops in Summer 2014. The Border Grill Truck can be found on the streets of Southern California and beyond cooking gourmet tacos, quesadillas, ceviche, and more.  Mary Sue and Susan, Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” and Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales,” are preeminent ambassadors of authentic Mexican cuisine, setting the standard for gourmet Mexican fare and authoring five cookbooks, including Cooking with Too Hot Tamales and Mesa Mexicana.  Active members of the community, Mary Sue and Susan play leading roles in Share Our Strength and the Scleroderma Research Foundation.  In addition, they are passionate about the environment and lead the culinary industry with their eco-friendly policies.  For more information, visit www.bordergrill.com.

BORDER GRILL LAS VEGAS ADDS ZESTY COMFORT DISHES TO ITS BOUNTIFUL BORDER BRUNCH

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BORDER GRILL LAS VEGAS ADDS ZESTY COMFORT
DISHES
TO ITS BOUNTIFUL BORDER BRUNCH

 

Border Grill Las Vegas introduces several new enticing dishes to its beloved Border Brunch menu. This popular dining experience is available every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm inside the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.

“Border Brunch has become a staple here in Vegas,” says Chris Keating, the new executive chef of Border Grill Las Vegas. “It’s such a popular favorite for those in the know. I like to think of it as a tasting menu where guests can experience Border Grill’s bold, vivid, and fresh flavors in made to order unlimited small plates. Throw in some bottomless mimosas and specialty cocktails to enjoy poolside, and it doesn’t get much better than that.”

Border Brunch dishes are served as free-flowing small plates designed to enjoy at the table for a delightful morning-after experience. The updated brunch menu includes distinctive Border Grill-style fare with an emphasis on comfort, such as Bananas Foster Crepes (cajeta, tequila infused maple glaze, horchata foam, canela), Fried Green Tomatillos (triple cream brie, hominy grits, spicy romesco smoked chile hollandaise, pepper bacon), Bacon and Egg Quesadilla (scrambled eggs, chipotle aioli, spinach, mexican cheeses), Smoked Salmon Slider (house smoked tequila cured salmon, jalapeño bacon, grilled frisee smoked goat cheese mousse, aji amarillo coulis) and much more.

In addition to these zesty new items, the menu also features Border Grill’s signature drink specials; including specialty coffee drinks, refreshing juices and hand-crafted cocktails including five different flavors of Margaritas, Border Bloody Maria, Border Bacon Mary and Michelada which range in price from $3 – $12. The cost of the unlimited Border Brunch is $35 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). For only $10 more guests can add free-flowing mimosas – to splash some vitamin c into this bountiful meal.

To make a reservation at Border Grill Las Vegas, please call (702) 632-7403.

About Border Grill
Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger are co-chef/owners of the popular, critically acclaimed Border Grill restaurants & Truck, serving modern Mexican food in Las Vegas, Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles, and most recently in the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. Border Grill will open its second Vegas location at The Forum Shops in Summer 2014. The Border Grill Truck can be found on the streets of Southern California and beyond cooking gourmet tacos, quesadillas, ceviche, and more. Mary Sue and Susan, Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” and Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales,” are preeminent ambassadors of authentic Mexican cuisine, setting the standard for gourmet Mexican fare and authoring five cookbooks, including Cooking with Too Hot Tamales and Mesa Mexicana. Active members of the community, Mary Sue and Susan play leading roles in Share Our Strength and the Scleroderma Research Foundation. In addition, they are passionate about the environment and lead the culinary industry with their eco-friendly policies. For more information, visit www.bordergrill.com.

Border Grill Las Vegas Celebrates Spring with an Exceptional Corralejo Tequila Dinner on May 1

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BORDER GRILL LAS VEGAS CELEBRATES SPRING WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL CORRALEJO TEQUILA DINNER ON MAY 1

WHAT: It’s time to toast the season as Border Grill Las Vegas celebrates spring with an exceptional tequila dinner, featuring Central Mexico’s renowned Tequila Corralejo. Highlighting Mexico’s celebrated month of May, guests will be treated to a multi-course dinner prepared by all-new Executive Chef Chris Keating.

Featuring the bold, exciting flavors of Mexico, the menu will be paired with an array of tequila-infused margaritas courtesy of Tequila Corralejo, whose product is made with 100% Blue Weber agave. Produced in Guanajuato, Mexico since 1775, Corralejo’s velvety taste is not to be missed.

WHERE: Border Grill Las Vegas
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 632-7403
www.bordergrill.com
Twitter @BorderGrill – Facebook – Pinterest – Instagram

WHEN: Thursday, May 1st
A cocktail and appetizer reception will begin at 6:30pm followed by a multi-course dinner at 7pm.

COST: Border Grill VIP Club members are eligible for an exclusive discount, priced at $75/person (plus tax and gratuity). Space is limited, so please RSVP by calling 702.632.7403, or emailing your reservation to destiny.hampton@bordergrill.com. To learn more about the Border Grill VIP Club program, please visit www.bordergrill.com.

About Border Grill
Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger are co-chef/owners of the popular, critically acclaimed Border Grill restaurants & Truck, serving modern Mexican food in Las Vegas, Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles, and most recently in the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. Border Grill will open its second Vegas location at The Forum Shops in Summer 2014. The Border Grill Truck can be found on the streets of Southern California and beyond cooking gourmet tacos, quesadillas, ceviche, and more. Mary Sue and Susan, Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” and Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales,” are preeminent ambassadors of authentic Mexican cuisine, setting the standard for gourmet Mexican fare and authoring five cookbooks, including Cooking with Too Hot Tamales and Mesa Mexicana. Active members of the community, Mary Sue and Susan play leading roles in Share Our Strength and the Scleroderma Research Foundation. In addition, they are passionate about the environment and lead the culinary industry with their eco-friendly policies. For more information, visit www.bordergrill.com.

Border Grill Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Welcomes New Executive Chef Chris Keating

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BORDER GRILL LAS VEGAS AT MANDALAY BAY WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF CHRIS KEATING

 

Border Grill Las Vegas, known for bringing to life bold, exciting flavors of Mexico, is thrilled to welcome new Executive Chef, Chris Keating. Keating joins the Border Grill team inside Mandalay Bay with over 15 years of culinary experience in the U.S and the Bahamas.

“We are very happy to bring Chef Chris on to our team in Las Vegas,” said Mary Sue Milliken, co-owner and chef of Border Grill restaurants. “His enthusiasm, wealth of experience and culinary talent is a perfect fit for our company culture.”

“Chef Chris brings an incredible amount of creativity and leadership to the Border Grill team,” said Susan Feniger, co-owner and chef of Border Grill restaurants. “We are so excited to collaborate with him in the kitchen and share our passion for cooking.”

A North Carolina native, Keating started his culinary profession as a dishwasher at the young age of 15. From there, he worked his way up through various kitchens including Bert’s Seafood Grill, Marisol Bistro, Revival Grill and Sheraton Four Seasons in Greensboro; Caesars Palace in Las Vegas; and most recently Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill at The Atlantis.

“I’m excited to work with Mary Sue and Susan’s team at Mandalay Bay,” Keating said. “Border Grill’s reputation is first-class and I’m looking forward to growing the strong culinary status they’ve already established.”

For additional information about Border Grill, please visit www.bordergrill.com.

About Border Grill
Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger are co-chef/owners of the popular, critically acclaimed Border Grill restaurants & Truck, serving modern Mexican food in Las Vegas, Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles, and most recently in the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. Border Grill will open its second Vegas location at The Forum Shops in Summer 2014. The Border Grill Truck can be found on the streets of Southern California and beyond cooking gourmet tacos, quesadillas, ceviche, and more.  Mary Sue and Susan, Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” and Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales,” are preeminent ambassadors of authentic Mexican cuisine, setting the standard for gourmet Mexican fare and authoring five cookbooks, including Cooking with Too Hot Tamales and Mesa Mexicana.  Active members of the community, Mary Sue and Susan play leading roles in Share Our Strength and the Scleroderma Research Foundation.  In addition, they are passionate about the environment and lead the culinary industry with their eco-friendly policies.  For more information, visit www.bordergrill.com.

Leading Chefs Around The Country Agree: Executive Chef Mike Minor Of Border Grill Las Vegas Named To Best Chefs America

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LEADING CHEFS AROUND THE COUNTRY AGREE: EXECUTIVE CHEF MIKE MINOR OF BORDER GRILL LAS VEGAS NAMED TO BEST CHEFS AMERICA

Executive Chef Mike Minor of Border Grill Las Vegas, located inside the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, has been honored as one of the country’s top culinary talents in the inaugural edition of Best Chefs America. This is the first-ever peer review guide of U.S. chefs, who were chosen after extensive interviews between their fellow chefs and Best Chefs America analysts. Chef Minor will be showcased in the informative and exquisitely produced 386-page coffee table book that will be released on March 1, 2013.

“I am honored to be in company with such influential chefs, and touched deeply by my fellow peers for being nominated and included in Best Chefs America,” said Chef Minor. “I cook and create from the heart, and I am thrilled that my love has been felt by others.”

“Chefs themselves truly understand what it takes to be successful in this competitive industry, and Best Chefs America offers them a forum to express their views,” states Elizabeth Fishburne, Best Chefs America Lead Analyst. “Based on the overwhelmingly positive response from more than 5,000 participating chefs, it is clear that the chef world was ready for us.”

Guests can purchase Best Chefs America ($75.00 + $5 shipping and handling) by visiting www.bestchefsamerica.com/buy. For more information about Border Grill or Chef Minor, please visit www.bordergrill.com.

 

About Border Grill Las Vegas
Border Grill Las Vegas is the vibrant setting where celebrity Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger present the bold foods and flavors of Mexico.  With decor as wild and bright as a fiesta, the Las Vegas-based restaurant is widely considered one of the best in the city.  Chef Mike Minor serves as an extension of the Border Grill brand, overseeing the Las Vegas restaurant’s menu and culinary operations.  Chef Mike’s passion for food is supported by his years of experience and study of regional cuisine in Oaxaca and Michoacán, Mexico.  Border Grill Las Vegas is located inside the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino at 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV, 89119.  The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner from 11:30am to close, with weekend Border Brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm.  The property also hosts private events and encompasses 9,675 square feet indoors and 3,500 outdoors, seating up to 500 in a variety of fun and flexible areas: the Cantina, bar, upper and lower patios, and three private dining rooms.  Call our on-site banquet coordinator for more information at 702.632.7403.  Full service, off-site catering is also available.  Learn more at www.bordergrill.com or by finding them on Facebook (Facebook.com/BorderGrillLasVegas).

 

About Best Chefs America
Best Chefs America is the ultimate chef’s guide to chefs. Analysts conducted more than 5,000 confidential telephone interviews with chefs who were nominated by other chefs, culinary professionals and food enthusiasts across the country. The interviews consisted of a series of proprietary questions, and software was used to aggregate the data.  Chefs earning the highest score among their peers in their region were included in the guide. The results were compiled into a 386-page coffee table book, complete with chef listings broken down both geographically and alphabetically. Best Chefs America also features stunning photography and highlights emerging culinary trends and ingredients uncovered during the interviews. Best Chefs America costs $75.00 and can be purchased online at www.bestchefsamerica.com/buy.

 

Border Grill Las Vegas Announces Ambhar Tequila Dinner On National Tequila Day

BORDER GRILL LAS VEGAS ANNOUNCES
AMBHAR TEQUILA DINNER ON NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY

Special Offer for VIP Club Members to Enjoy Smooth Ambhar Tequila Cocktails
Paired with Chef Mike Minor’s Barbeque Creations

WHAT:                 Celebrate National Tequila Day Tuesday, July 24 at Border Grill Las Vegas inside Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. The restaurant is hosting another one of its popular tequila dinners, this time featuring Ambhar Tequila out of Austin, Texas.   In honor of the Texas connection, Executive Chef Mike Minor and the Border Grill team will showcase a gaucho-style “Spicy Mexico Meets Texas” barbeque dinner complete with an observation kitchen, which includes a giant smoker and grill station.

An array of tequila drinks will be flowing courtesy of Ambhar, whose tequila is handmade in small batches from the finest 100% blue agave, following centuries old tradition. Ambhar tequilas are ultra-smooth, flavorful tequilas for those who recognize and savor perfection.

WHERE: Border Grill Las Vegas
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV  89119
702.632.7403
www.bordergrill.com
Twitter @BorderGrill – Facebook – Pinterest

 

WHEN/COST:    Tuesday, July 24, 2012. A cocktail and appetizer reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.  Border Grill VIP Club members are eligible for an exclusive discount, priced at $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity).  General Admission is $150 per person (plus tax and gratuity).   Space is limited so please RSVP by calling 702.632.7403, or emailing your reservation to kharman@bordergrill.com.

 

To learn more about the Border Grill VIP Club program, please visit www.bordergrill.com/vipclub.

 

About Border Grill Las Vegas
Border Grill Las Vegas is the vibrant setting where celebrity chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger present the bold foods and flavors of Mexico.  With decor as wild and bright as a fiesta, the Las Vegas-based restaurant is widely considered one of the best in the city.  Chef Mike Minor serves as an extension of the Border Grill brand, overseeing the Las Vegas restaurant’s menu and culinary operations.  Chef Mike’s passion for food is supported by his years of experience and study of regional cuisine in Oaxaca and Michoacán, Mexico.  Border Grill Las Vegas is located inside the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino at 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV, 89119.  The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner from 11:30am to close, with weekend Border Brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm.  The restaurant also hosts private events and encompasses 9,675 square feet indoors and 3,500 outdoors, seating up to 500 in a variety of fun and flexible areas: the Cantina, bar, upper and lower patios, and three private dining rooms.  Call our on-site banquet coordinator for more information at 702.632.7403.  Full service, off-site catering also is available.  Learn more at www.bordergrill.com. For social media updates connect at www.Facebook.com/ BorderGrillLasVegas and Twitter @BorderGrill.

 

About Ambhar Tequila:
Ambhar is a 100% blue agave, handcrafted tequila and a return to the art of tequila making. Ambhar is proud of their heritage and history. And this pride is displayed in all of their small batch tequilas, drop by delicious drop. They are also proud of the recognition and awards received from colleagues and consumers alike. They love what they do. And they love that their tequilas have been embraced by all that experience them. Ambhar is the most celebrated tequila on the planet.  For more information, please visit their website at www.ambhar.com.