Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill to Return to Las Vegas with All-New Restaurant Opening inside Red Rock Resort

The highly acclaimed Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill will make its debut inside Red Rock Resort on January 25, 2019. Bruce and Eric Bromberg, brothers, chefs and co-founders of Blue Ribbon Restaurants, will mark the long-anticipated return of Blue Ribbon Sushi with an all-new Japanese-style restaurant and bar featuring an indoor and outdoor dining experience complete witha traditional 12-seat walnut sushi bar, a roofed cocktail bar with patio seating and a festive outdoor beer garden known as a Kanpai Garden.  
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill will offer guests contemporary Japanese cuisine with a carefully curated menu showcasing the Bromberg Brothers’ dedication to the tradition of pristine quality fish and family style Japanese fare. Led by Executive Chef Fernando Sposato and Executive Sushi Chef Setsuji Mitsui, guests will be treated to some of the well-known Blue Ribbon classics such as “Blue Ribbon Style” Fried Chicken with wasabi honey; Half Rack Duroc Pork Ribs with black vinegar glaze, crispy rice and bacon bits; Oxtail Fried Rice with braised oxtail, daikon, shiitake, bone marrow, and egg; and Salt and Pepper Shrimp with lemon ponzu and spicy lettuce, to name a few.
In addition, guests can enjoy Japanese-inspired favorites such as Crispy Rice with spicy tuna, avocado, truffle oil and eel sauce; Maguro Zuke, soy marinated tuna; Mizuna and Asian Pear Salad; Pork Belly Teppan with upland cress and pickled red onion; Tuna Poke with wakame and scallions; as well as various preparations of authentic Kagoshima A5 Wagyu; Omakase sushi and sashimi patters and much more. The restaurant will also serve up an extensive wine, beer, sake, and cocktail list.
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, Designed by AsfourGuzy Architects out of NYC, drawing inspiration from a meandering Tokyo street scene features recycled walnut wood bars, cedar huts, communal tables, laser cut illuminated metal screens, chochin paper street lanterns and vibrant glazed Japanese tilework to evoke excitement and a convivial mood. 
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill will join an incredible existing culinary line up at Red Rock Resort that includes Scott Conant’s Masso Osteria, T-bones Chophouse, 8 Noodle Bar and Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar, along with several other leading restaurants such as Yardhouse, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, the Grand Café and the Feast Buffet.
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill will be open daily, Sunday through Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, please visit
About Blue Ribbon Restaurants 
Founded by chefs and owners Bruce and Eric Bromberg, Blue Ribbon Restaurants now owns and operates over 20 premiere culinary destinations across the country. Blue Ribbon Restaurants was born in 1992 with the groundbreaking Blue Ribbon Brasserie in SoHo, renowned as an industry and chefs’ hangout. Each Blue Ribbon Restaurant offers its own unique and authentic dining experience inspired by its surroundings.  They range in scope from eclectic brasseries, a wine bar, a beer garden, casual fried chicken spots, the Brooklyn Bowls and, through their partnership with Sushi Master Toshi Ueki, seven unique Blue Ribbon Sushi restaurants, including Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill in Columbus Circle in Manhattan, at The Grove in Los Angeles, and at The Plymouth in South Beach. Blue Ribbon also provides restaurant consulting services. Bruce and Eric Bromberg’s cookbook, The Blue Ribbon Cookbook (Clarkson Potter, 2010) offers recipes for Blue Ribbon Restaurants’ signature dishes and insider culinary wisdom. For more information on Blue Ribbon Restaurants and the Bromberg Brothers, visit
About Red Rock Resort
Located 10 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip, Red Rock Resort is a four diamond AAA-rated resort that features more than 800 guest rooms and suites, a 25,000-square-foot spa, a variety of restaurants, a spectacular pool area, movie theatres, bowling at Red Rock Lanes and a full array of gaming. To learn more about Red Rock Resort, please call 702-797-7777 or visit

UNLVino’s Sake Fever Heats Up with Chefs Mei Lin and Katsuji Tanabe on Friday, April 17

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UNLVino’s Sake Fever Heats Up with Chefs Mei Lin and Katsuji Tanabe on Friday, April 17

Celebrity Chefs Participate in Fan-Favorite UNLVino Event featuring Premium Sakes and Spirits, Top Vegas Cuisine, Rat Pack Tribute Band Franks & Deans and
UNLVino 2015 Honoree Don Snyder



The return of UNLVino’s Sake Fever just got hotter as “Top Chef Season 12: Boston” winner Mei Lin and her fellow cheftestant and “Chopped” champion Katsuji Tanabe join Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence honoree Don Snyder and Franks & Deans for a night of Las Vegas hospitality excellence on Friday, April 17 poolside at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa.


Chef Tanabe’s booth will showcase his signature Dirty ‘Top Chef’ Taco, while Chef Lin will cater exclusively to guests who purchase the Sake Fever VIP Experience Package. This rare opportunity will include a private pool cabana at the event with butler service for up to eight guests*; as well as a cooking demonstration and tasting with Chef Lin, featuring her acclaimed Chawanmushi, Kobe Spring Rolls and more. The package comes complete with a one-night stay in a luxurious guestroom at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa and brunch for two at Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar at the resort the following morning.


Sake Fever will take place on Friday, April 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. around Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa’s scenic poolscape, featuring top sakes, premium mixology and high-end spirits, along with tastes from a collection of top Vegas restaurants, including 8 Noodle Bar; Aburiya Raku; District One; Double Barrel Roadhouse; Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar; Chef Heather Zheng of Shibuya; J Karaoke Bistro; Kabuki Japanese Restaurant; Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ; Lucky Foo’s Restaurant & Bar; Mercadito; Monta Ramen; Pot Liquor Contemporary American Smokehouse; T-Bones Chophouse; Tonkatsu Kiyoshi; Yusho Japanese Grill & Noodle House and Zenshin Asian Restaurant.


In addition to exciting cocktails by Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada’s mixologists Francesco Lafranconi and JR Starkus, other top beverage brands providing libations for attendees include: 33 Export Beer; Asahi Beer USA; Beam Suntory; byejoe USA; Danone Water; DEEP EDDY VODKA; Dreyfus; Ashby & Company; FIJI Water; Gekkeikan-Sake; HIRO SAKE; Karma Tequila; Mita Beverage Co., Ltd.; Pacific International Liquor, Inc.; Pernod Ricard USA; SakTea; SakéOne; Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum; SHIMIZU-NO-MAI Sake; Smart Assist, Inc.; Takara Sake; Tommyknocker Brewery; TY KU Premium Sake & Spirits; Vino Del Sol; Wine of Japan; World Sake Imports; Tiger Beer and Tsingtao Brewery.


During the event, Don Snyder will be honored with the Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence. Snyder is the Presidential Advisor at UNLV who has contributed more than 25 years to UNLVino and has been able to watch its exponential growth over the years. Chet Buchanan will also be emceeing Sake Fever to keep the crowd energized throughout the night.


Additionally, local musical group Franks & Deans will entertain the crowd with a live performance. Franks & Deans is the world’s first rock ‘n’ roll Rat Pack band, a tribute to Frank Sinatra’s boys, featuring new spins on original music and mash-ups of Sinatra’s top hits.


Following the main event, guests can head to the resort’s hot new restaurant, Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar, for the Official After Party. Sake Fever attendees can show their event wristbands to receive a free glass of wine in the bar area, while keeping the festivities going into the night.


In addition to Sake Fever, UNLVino, Nevada’s largest and oldest wine festival, will host a weekend of celebrations including Bubble-Licious at The Venetian Las Vegas® on Thursday, April 16; and the Grand Tasting at Paris Las Vegas on Saturday, April 18. Tickets can be purchased at


*The Sake Fever VIP Experience Package is available in advance on and costs $750, including access for two guests to the event. The package purchaser has the option of inviting up to six additional ticketed guests to enjoy butler service and partake in the tasting with Chef Lin in their cabana. 


About UNLVino
UNLVino was cofounded in 1974 by the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration and Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada, the two organizations which continue to sponsor it today. Over the past four decades, UNLVino has raised several million dollars for scholarships and other academic developmental needs of UNLV students. UNLVino is differentiated through unparalleled, hands-on student experiences at all levels of event planning, execution and promotion, as well as the impactful funds raised each year – all testaments to the celebratory weekend’s broader purpose – scholarship. For more information, please visit and follow UNLVino on Twitter @UNLVino_Vegas.