Masaharu Morimoto Celebrates First Anniversary at MGM Grand, November 3-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Masaharu Morimoto Celebrates First Anniversary at MGM Grand, November 3-4

Iron Chef adds additional events to mark the milestone; 2nd seven-course pairing feast added upon quick sell-out

Masaharu Morimoto will celebrate his eponymous restaurant’s first anniversary at MGM Grand November 3-4 with a weekend full of opportunities for guests to hang out with the famed Japanese chef and star of Food Network’s “Iron Chef America.”

“Las Vegas has been so good to me this past year, I wanted to repay the favor,” said Chef Morimoto. “I look forward to spending this special weekend with my fans who have made this such a memorable year.”

 

  • Book Signing – Saturday, November 4: Beginning at 3 p.m., Chef Morimoto will join the iconic golden lion in MGM Grand’s lobby to sign copies of his latest cookbook, Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at MGM Grand’s lobby store, Grand & Company. Culinary buffs will have the opportunity to take pictures with Chef Morimoto, and have a cookbook or personalized photo signed by the Iron Chef himself.

 

  • $300 Seven-Course Pairing Feast – Friday, November 3 & Saturday, November 4: Since Friday’s anniversary feast sold out in 48 hours, Chef Morimoto’s is extending the celebration to Saturday, November 4, with an additional 60-seat dinner. The seven-course meal features fan favorites – including the Toro Tartare and White Truffle Wagyu Beef Carpaccio – along with opulent wine pairings, capped off with a pour of Louis XIII to end the evening. Tickets, priced at $300, are available for purchase via MGM Grand’s website. Price includes applicable taxes and gratuity.

 

MGM Grand President & COO Scott Sibella said, “This month marks an outstanding year working with Chef Morimoto and our guest response to this milestone has been incredible. After selling out Friday’s dinner in two days, we’re excited to give guests an additional opportunity to join in the celebration with a second anniversary dinner on Saturday. I can’t wait to celebrate with Chef Morimoto, which is sure to be a weekend to remember.”

For more information and reservations to Morimoto Las Vegas, please visit MGM Grand’s website

MGM GRAND
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino is “The Entertainment Authority,” creating the ultimate Las Vegas experience. A variety of accommodations serve every need while guests discover signature dining by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill, Michelin three star restaurant Joël Robuchon and Morimoto Las Vegas. The resort offers a wide-range of world-class entertainment at the MGM Grand Garden Arena; the epic KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; world-famous dance crew Jabbawockeez; master illusionist David Copperfield; Topgolf Las Vegas; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and Hakkasan Las Vegas in addition to a pampering spa and salon and an elaborate 380,000-square-foot conference center. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mgmgrand.com, call toll free at (877) 880-0880 or find us on Facebook and Twitter or follow our blog.

Masaharu Morimoto
Chef Masaharu Morimoto—known to millions as the star of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America—has garnered critical and popular acclaim for his seamless integration of Western and Japanese ingredients. In 2001, Morimoto opened his first restaurant in Philadelphia, which was later followed by restaurants in New York, Napa, Honolulu, Boca Raton, Mumbai, New Delhi, Mexico City and Maui. Morimoto Asia Disney Springs, Orlando, opened in 2015 followed by Momosan Ramen and Sake in NYC, Morimoto Bangkok in Thailand and Morimoto Las Vegas at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, all in 2016. Since 1998, Morimoto has competed on the Japanese television show, Iron Chef and also appears on the Food Network’s Iron Chef America. His first cookbook, Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking, won two IACP awards–in the “Chef’s and Restaurants” category and the “First Book: The Julia Child Award”–and it was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award. Morimoto will release a new book in Nov. 2016 called “Mastering The Art of Japanese Home Cooking.” For more information about Masaharu Morimoto, visit Facebook, Twitter or www.ironchefmorimoto.com.

Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim Kicks Off Vodka Distilled Book Tour at Lobby Bar at Caesars Palace on October 3

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MODERN MIXOLOGIST TONY ABOU-GANIM KICKS OFF VODKA
DISTILLED BOOK TOUR AT LOBBY BAR AT CAESARS PALACE
ON OCTOBER 3

WHAT:             
In early celebration of National Vodka Day, renowned innovator and curator of cocktails, Tony Abou-Ganim will be kicking off his book tour for Vodka Distilled at Lobby Bar at Caesars Palace.  Guests will be able to connect with the master of modern mixology himself and enjoy cocktails from the bar’s signature vodka-infused menu in honor of the nation’s most popular spirit. Highlights include “Flame of Love” with Absolut Elyx and “Monkey Shine” with Absolut Mandarin, plus Lobby Bar’s award-winning cocktail from the Cocktail Gladiator competition, “The Philosopher’s Stone” with Absolute Elyx created by Caesars Palace bartender Angelo Larocchia. In addition, Abou-Ganim will sign copies of Vodka Distilled that will be available for purchase.

 

Throughout the month of October, the Vodka Distilled book tour will make stops throughout a selection of the top food and beverage markets in the United States, including Seattle (Oct. 5-6), Portland (Oct. 7-9), Sacramento (Oct. 10-13), San Francisco (Oct. 14-16), Los Angeles (Oct. 18-20), Orange County (Oct. 21-22), San Diego (Oct. 23), Scottsdale (Oct. 26-28).

 

For additional information on The Tour, please visit the Tony Abou-Ganim BevMo! Tour.

 

WHO:              
Tony Abou-Ganim, known as The Modern Mixologist and author of The Modern Mixologist: Contemporary Classic Cocktails and Vodka Distilled: The Modern Mixologist on Vodka and Vodka Cocktails.

 

WHEN:            
Friday, October 3 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 

WHERE:          
Lobby Bar at Caesars Palace
3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

 

About Tony Abou-Ganim
Tony Abou-Ganim is widely regarded as one of the pioneering and leading bar professionals in the world.  He has made dozens of national TV appearances on shows including TODAY, Iron Chef America, Good Morning America, CNBC, Fox News and more.  Abou-Ganim is the author of The Modern Mixologist: Contemporary Classic Cocktails (Agate, 2010), which offers readers an in-depth look into spirits and ingredients available to today’s mixologist, both professional and amateur alike.  This entertaining and informative journey will take readers from the early stages of the cocktail to what Abou-Ganim has come to deem “Modern Mixology.”  Abou-Ganim also has a DVD to his credit, Modern Mixology: Making Great Cocktails at Home, and hosted the Fine Living program Raising the Bar: America’s Best Bar Chefs. Abou-Ganim has also won two Iron Chef America competitions; his first pairing cocktails with Iron Chef Mario Batali in “Battle Mango,” and most recently pairing cocktails in  “Battle Tequila and Tortillas” with Iron Chef Jose Garces.  His signature branded line of Modern Mixologist bar tools was released in early 2013, along with his second book, Vodka Distilled (Agate, 2013). Abou-Gamin is also a partner at Inoteca Liquori in New York City. www.themodernmixologist.com.

 

About Caesars Palace
World-renowned Las Vegas hotel and casino, Caesars Palace features 3,960 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the brand new 181-room Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace and Forbes Star Award-winning The Laurel Collection by Caesars Palace. The 85-acre resort offers 25 diverse dining options including celebrity chef-branded restaurants by Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay, Nobu Matsuhisa and Guy Savoy, the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet, nearly 130,000 square-feet of casino space, a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool oasis and the luxurious Qua Baths & Spa. The Forum Shops at Caesars showcases more than 160 boutiques and restaurants and the 4,300-seat Colosseum spotlights world-class entertainers. For more information, please visit www.caesarspalace.com. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

“Rock ‘n’ Roll Chef” Kerry Simon Honored With Inaugural Culinary Memorabilia Case Dedication at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Thursday, July 17

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“ROCK  N’ ROLL CHEF ” KERRY SIMON HONORED WITH INAUGURAL CULINARY MEMORABILIA CASE DEDICATION AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO ON THURSDAY, JULY 17

WHAT:  Kerry Simon, dubbed the “rock ‘n’ roll chef” by Rolling Stone magazine, will be honored with the inaugural culinary memorabilia case at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Thursday, July 17. Don Marrandino and Warwick Stone of Hard Rock Hotel will be on hand to unveil the memorabilia display with Simon.

Upon graduating from culinary school in New York, Simon found himself working with multiple culinary legends including Jean-George Vongerichten. His talent was soon noticed by Ivana Trump and he was appointed executive chef of Edwardian Room at The Plaza Hotel. Following, Simon began developing culinary establishments in Miami, Hong Kong, New York, London, Chicago and finally, Las Vegas.

In 2002, Simon partnered with restaurateur Elizabeth Blau to open Simon Kitchen & Bar at Hard Rock Hotel. The venue was selected as one of “America’s Best New Restaurants” by Esquire Magazine in 2003.

Simon has gone on to become a two-time competitor and judge on Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” and defeated Kat Kora on the station’s “Battle Hamburger.”Playgirl magazine even named him as one of the country’s sexiest chefs and featured an interview with Simon in the April 2003.

Today, Simon has numerous restaurant concepts throughout Las Vegas as well as the world.

WHO:
Kerry Simon,
celebrity chef and restaurateur
Don Marrandino, Warner Gaming executive
Warwick Stone, memorabilia curator and creative consultant

 

WHEN:
Thursday, July 17

6 p.m. Memorabilia unveiling, next to Casino Tower elevators and Culinary Dropout**public invited to watch**

WHERE:
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169

 

DETAILS: The display will boast a photograph of Simon and longtime friend actor Bill Murray in matching Elvis suits, a bust of Simon painted purple, black chef coat from Simon Kitchen & Bar, autographed guitar, culinary knives, image of him as a young chef with Bianca Jagger and various awards.

 

The memorabilia at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is hand selected and carefully displayed throughout the resort by Stone to honor legends in the entertainment industry. Some of the unique displays include a shimmery, white glove once worn by the one-and-only Michael Jackson; an array of rare collection items from The Beatles; the original drum kit Rick Allen of Def Leppard used following a near fatal car accident; a Nirvana display featuring a leather jacket autographed by Kurt Cobain; and many more.

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About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites, and the HRH All-Suite Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Saturdays and Sundays and RELAX Mondays; live music/entertainment venues The Joint and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú; a fitness center; and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones and Rocks The Jewelers. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto Set to Open New Restaurant at The Mirage

The Mirage

 

IRON CHEF MASAHARU MORIMOTO SET TO OPEN NEW RESTAURANT AT THE MIRAGE

  

Masaharu Morimoto, renowned Japanese chef and star of Food Network’s “Iron Chef America,” will bring his passion for cooking to the Las Vegas Strip with the opening of Morimoto Las Vegas, a new Japanese restaurant at The Mirage . Slated to open in early 2014, Morimoto Las Vegas will feature the contemporary Japanese cuisine and signature sushi that has earned Chef Morimoto worldwide acclaim. The restaurant will take the location currently occupied by Japonais.

“Chef Morimoto is a world-renowned culinary icon and the unparalleled talent he brings with his restaurant concepts will be directly reflected in his venue at The Mirage,” said President and COO of The Mirage Trevor Scherrer. “This partnership will continue to elevate our dining offerings, presenting our guests with an exclusive experience from the most-recognized and respected Iron Chef in the world.”

Chef Morimoto said, “I am excited to work with The Mirage on this new restaurant and to bring my cuisine to Las Vegas. With many new features to present at Morimoto Las Vegas, from select menu items to unique design elements, I am passionate about delivering a culinary destination for all guests and visitors of the resort.”

Further details on the concept will be available in the coming months. 

THE MIRAGE
Ideally located in the center of the famed Las Vegas Strip, The Mirage is the place to stay and play. The resort features contemporary AAA Four Diamond accommodations; dynamic nightlife venues including 1 OAK Nightclub and The Beatles REVOLUTION Lounge; tantalizing restaurants created by the world’s most renowned chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak (opening summer 2013) and Masaharu Morimoto’s Morimoto (opening early 2014); a luxurious spa and salon; the enticing Bare pool lounge; and 170,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. Unique entertainment options include The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil celebrating the musical legacy of The Beatles; the Aces of Comedy series featuring one of the most comprehensive and diverse comedic line-ups nationwide; Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment; four-time GRAMMY Award-winning R&B musical sensation Boyz II Men; and the lush animal sanctuary of Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. From the iconic Volcano and 20,000-gallon lobby aquarium to the lush tropical atrium and pool, guests experience an exotic world-class destination unlike any other. The Mirage is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mirage.com > or call toll free at (800) 374-9000 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Masaharu Morimoto
Chef Masaharu Morimoto—known to millions as the star of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America—has garnered critical and popular acclaim for his seamless integration of Western and Japanese ingredients. In 2001, Morimoto opened his first restaurant in Philadelphia, which was later followed by restaurants in New York, Napa, Honolulu, Boca Raton, Mumbai, New Delhi and Mexico City. Since 1998, Morimoto has competed on the Japanese television show, Iron Chef and also appears on the Food Network’s Iron Chef America. His first cookbook, Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking, won two IACP awards–in the “Chef’s and Restaurants” category and the “First Book: The Julia Child Award”–and it was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award. For more information about Masaharu Morimoto, visit Facebook, Twitter or www.ironchefmorimoto.com.