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Gordon Ramsay Brings a British Invasion to the Las Vegas Strip

Celebrated Chef Gordon Ramsay took over the Las Vegas Strip yesterday as he traveled between his two newest restaurants in an appropriately themed red, double decker bus to celebrate the openings of Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace and Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Ramsay showcased the ingredients and methods that differentiate Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino from any other burgers in Las Vegas. At Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace, Ramsay introduced the traditional British Sunday Roast to the Las Vegas Strip complete with roasted prime beef rib eye, fingerling potatoes, parsnips, minted English peas and classic Yorkshire pudding.

The opening of Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace® on Dec. 18 and BurGR Gordon Ramsay at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Dec. 22 follows the highly successful opening of Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas last May. This is the first time that the Las Vegas Strip has welcomed two different restaurants in two different locations opening within a week of each other from the same chef. The newest restaurant openings mark three Gordon Ramsay restaurants to open in Las Vegas in less than a year, expanding his relationship with Caesars Entertainment Corp.

 

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“The two things missing on the strip were a great burger restaurant and an authentic pub & grill,

so we’re very excited to be opening these two very different, but equally vibrant new restaurants in Vegas for guests to enjoy,” said Ramsay.

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, the neighborhood restaurant conceptualized by the award-winning chef, opened Dec. 18. The 290 seat restaurant offers the UK chef’s take on an authentic English pub experience in Las Vegas.

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Under the culinary leadership of Executive Chef Jeremy Berlin, the novel pub and grill concept presents as if it is two unique restaurants. The grill section of the restaurant features a relaxed and friendly setting with dishes including Scottish salmon, lamb T-bone, Irish beef cheek stew with spotted dog and potted triple chocolate trifle for dessert. The pub features elevated British pub food in a comfortable and lively setting showing sporting events from across the world on state of the art entertainment systems. The pub includes 24 beers served on tap plus 63 bottled beers including a selection of large format varieties. With an eye towards dishes that pair well with beer, the pub menu includes English ale onion soup, shepherd’s pie, sausages, and the classic pub fish and chips.

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The center piece of the restaurant is a striking bar with an array of beer taps and a backdrop reminiscent of iconic British telephone booths. A patio area extends the restaurant towards the casino floor where guests can be part of the action. Tabletops are comprised of rustic, pottery inspired dishes layered with unprocessed woods and rugged serving vessels. The uniforms are inspired by the English punk scene and 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 is a convenient location for both locals and visitors enjoying Caesars Palace amenities.

Four days after the opening of Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, the celebrated chef opened his first burger experience restaurant, Gordon Ramsay BurGR at the center-Strip Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. BurGR, a name that plays on the celebrity chef’s initials, is located steps from the famous Las Vegas Strip at the entrance of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino adjacent to the Extra! Lounge.

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The BurGR menu takes the traditional burger, fries and milkshake comfort food combination to an entirely new level with selections like pork belly bao buns, sweet potato fries with vanilla powdered sugar and pudding shakes—a heavenly combination of thick milkshake and silky pudding. Whether traditional or unique burger preparations they are be crafted using the freshest, quality ingredients. Paying special attention to not only the ingredients but the method, beef patties are cooked over an open flame fueled by hard woods, BurGR is 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 features an extensive beer list and robust cocktail program. Focusing primarily on small and large format American craft beers, BurGR serves 30 beers—all from a stunning frozen tap wall—with a selection of bottled beer. The cocktail program features 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 seats 200 and is be accented by an undulated ceiling, steel and concrete floor and open kitchen. The uniforms, designed by Allison Leach, contrast the bright colors of the restaurant with their muted tones.