Central Also Lauded for “Hot 10 Las Vegas Restaurants” and “Top 10 24-Hour Restaurants”





LAS VEGAS (March 2012) – GAYOT.com, the professional resource on dining, hotels, travel and lifestyle for an international readership in search of the best, is proclaiming Central Michel Richard at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas one of the Top 10 New Restaurants in the US for 2012 in its highly-anticipated Annual Restaurant Issue. In addition to this, GAYOT.com is also naming Central amongst the “Hot 10 Las Vegas Restaurants,” as well as “Top 10 24-Hour Restaurants in Las Vegas.”



As posted on GAYOT.com regarding Central: “Central is proof that at least one big-name chef is not afraid to open a 24-hour eatery on the Vegas Strip.  Michel Richard gained notoriety with his well-situated Central in D.C., and his Vegas version is also located in prime real estate, the main lobby of Caesars Palace.  A lively atmosphere prevails, with seating for more than 300 and opportunities for people-watching available in the bar, with a view of the lobby, and an outdoor patio area overlooking the entryway into Caesars.  Floor-to-ceiling wine racks display bottles from France, Spain, Italy and California; stack of colossal white plates that mirror the serving dishes add to the décor.  The signature Central breakfast is a feast --- three eggs any style, sausage, bacon, ham, mini pancakes and hashbrowns.  For a lunch or dinner starter, we suggest the bacon and onion tart --- thin pizza dough topped with sweet onion, bacon and crème fraîche. Crowd favorites are the burgers, with versions of beef, chicken, meatball, crab, ahi, and lobster. A side of mac ‘n’ cheese made with American, cheddar and Monterey Jack is a meal in itself. Save room for the chocolate bar --- a praline crunch topped with mousse, dark and white chocolate pearls and a hazelnut praline sauce.”




Gayot will also host Michel’s first master series dinner for Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit at Central.  Scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 12, he along with his Central teams from both Las Vegas and Washington, D.C., will host the dinner aptly titled, “And Then There Were Two.”  The dinner begins at 7 p.m. and for $135 per person, guests enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with vibrant, larger-than-life legend, Michel Richard.  The 5-course meal will showcase Richard’s savory signature dishes beginning with Asparagus Vichyssoise.  Next, guests will experience his tomato tartare, then seared halibut with lemongrass emulsion and English peas and carrots, followed by braised short rib, Syrah red wine sauce and concluding with rhubarb cheesecake.  To purchase tickets, go to http://www.vegasuncorked.com/events/master-series-dinner-and-then-there-were-two-with-michel-richard-at-central/.




For more information on the award, go to http://www.gayot.com/best-restaurants/top-10-new/2012/central-michel-richard-las-vegas.html, where you can also watch an exclusive video interview with executive chef Todd Harrington.