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Our earlier Vegas DeLuxe exclusives posted as far back as December 2010 were confirmed this morning with the official announcement that Chef and TV personality Gordon Ramsay will open Gordon Ramsay Steak, his first Las Vegas restaurant, this spring. Permits have been issued, and construction is underway for a planned opening in 90 days at the Paris, and its entrance is expected to start on the casino floor with a Eurotunnel-designed passageway.
When “Hell’s Kitchen” stars up again on Fox this spring, the winner will be hired as Gordon’s resident chef to man the grills under Gordon’s regular visits and permanent supervision of his partner executive chef moving here from New York. A second announcement revealing a second gastropub at Caesars Palace is expected this spring.
“Few chefs in the world have extended their reputations to as many countries and into as many homes as Chef Ramsay,” said Paris President David Hoenemeyer in a news release. “His fiery passion for excellence has been validated by the culinary world’s top epicurean honors, by his legions of delighted restaurant guests and by millions of TV fans. We at Paris Las Vegas believe that the addition of Gordon Ramsay Steak will be an exciting new milestone in the city’s impressive culinary evolution.”
The contemporary steakhouse has 274 seats, including a bar area, a chef’s table and a private dining room in addition to the main room. Guests can relax in the lounge or enjoy a booth in the steakhouse.
“Vegas is such a vibrant city, and I’m excited to open my first Las Vegas restaurant in a Caesars Entertainment resort -- Paris Las Vegas,” Gordon said. “The space is really bold and innovative, and we've put together a great team and created a contemporary, quality menu. I can’t wait to open and start welcoming guests!”
Gordon Ramsay Steak aims to transport guests from Paris to London and celebrate Gordon and the city of London, where he lives. The concept is edgy, exciting and bold and bridges the resort’s Parisian theme with Gordon’s heritage. Gordon’s early education took place in the Paris kitchens of Michelin star Chefs Guy Savoy and Joel Robuchon, both of whom have celebrated Las Vegas restaurants.
Gordon’s new restaurant will offer guests a look at the beef-aging program created under his direction and his culinary team. The menu will range from traditional steakhouse fare to Gordon’s signature fish and chips and Shepherd’s Pie. Gordon has opened a string of successful restaurants across the globe, from London to Los Angeles and Paris to Doha. Most recently, he opened Bread Street Kitchen in London’s City District and Laurier Gordon Ramsay’s in Montreal.
Gordon’s TV credits include “Kitchen Nightmares,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Master Chef,” “Ramsay’s Best Restaurants,” “Gordon’s Great Escapes” and the upcoming “Hotel Hell” on Fox. He has filmed episodes of his shows at Green Valley Ranch and the Paris Theater. Gordon lives with his wife and four children in South London and promises to be a regular commuter to Las Vegas.
Check back later for our interview with the controversial and fiery star chef.
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