Celeb chef Gordon Ramsay and Caesars Entertainment will open Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace next week on December 18, and Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 22. What makes this special? Two restaurants from the same chef opening within one week of each other in two different casino resorts has never happened before on the Las Vegas Strip. Following the opening of Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas in May, the opening of Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace and Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino marks three Gordon Ramsay restaurants to open in Las Vegas in less than a year, expanding his relationship with Caesars Entertainment Corp.
Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, a neighborhood restaurant concept, will open for dinner December 18 and lunch in mid-January 2013. We hear the 290-seat restaurant will be "the most authentic English pub experience in Las Vegas," but we'll reserve judgment until we try it. (If the beer is cold, it's not really English.)
Chef Jeremy Berlin has been selected as executive chef and will oversee the kitchen operations. Berlin moved to Las Vegas from Los Angeles where he served as executive chef of Church and State. Berlin was previously a member of Ramsay’s brigade as Executive Sous Chef of Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood and sous chef of Gordon Ramsay at the London NYC.
Acting as two unique restaurants, the grill section of the restaurant will have a more relaxed setting with dishes including New Zealand Red Snapper, lamb T-bone, whole brick pressed Cornish chicken, dry aged 30 oz. bone-in beef rib eye and spotted dog. Bonus: The Pub will also show sporting events from across the world on state of the art entertainment systems. The pub includes 36 beers served on tap plus 24 bottled beers. With an eye towards dishes that pair well with beer, the pub menu includes English ale onion soup, shepherd’s pie, and a selection of sausages, fried egg sandwiches and the classic pub fish and chips.
The centerpiece of the restaurant will be a bar with an array of beer taps and a backdrop reminiscent of iconic British telephone booths. A patio area will extend the restaurant towards the casino floor where guests can be part of the action. Tabletops will be made of rustic, pottery-inspired dishes layered with unprocessed woods and rugged serving vessels. The uniforms are inspired by the English punk scene and will feature a number of multi-media pieces designed by Allison Leach, a continuing trend with Gordon Ramsay’s Las Vegas restaurants. With proximity to the Colosseum, the entrance of the Forum Shops and the self-parking garage, the restaurant will be a convenient location for both locals and visitors enjoying the Caesars Palace amenities.
Four days after the opening of Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, the chef will open his first burger experience restaurant, Gordon Ramsay BurGR, at the center-Strip Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. BurGR (get it? GR?) will be located steps from the Las Vegas Strip at the entrance of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino adjacent to the Extra! Lounge.
The BurGR menu will take the traditional burger, fries and milkshake comfort food combination to a new level with selections like pork belly bao buns, sweet potato fries with vanilla powdered sugar and pudding shakes—a combination of thick milkshake and silky pudding. Paying special attention to not only the ingredients but the method, beef patties will be cooked over an open flame fueled by hard woods, BurGR will be the only gourmet burger restaurant on the Strip to use this technique, creating a more complex and powerful flavor.
Not to be neglected, the beverage program will feature an extensive beer list and robust cocktail program. Focusing primarily on small and large format American craft beers, BurGR will serve 30 beers all from a frozen tap wall with a selection of bottled beer. The cocktail program will feature a selection of traditionally made cocktails, crafted with fresh ingredients with made-from scratch syrups.
With a location that draws on the energy of both the casino and the nearby Miracle Mile shops, the room is designed in a youthful way with a stylish and modern ambience. The vividly colored room will seat 200 and will be accented by an undulated ceiling, steel and concrete floor, keg display, open kitchen and 30 foot fire feature. The uniforms, designed by Allison Leach, contrast the bright colors of the restaurant with their muted tones. Allison Leach, known for her costume design for the hit shows Glee and Mad Men, helped to set the industry trend for restaurant uniform design with Gordon Ramsay Steak and continues her visionary work at BurGR. To learn more, view the teaser video at http://youtu.be/XZKd57w5LyI
Gordon Ramsay will kick-off the week opening his two new Las Vegas restaurants on December 17 with a “British invasion” of the Las Vegas Strip.