The Culinary Arts – Casinos That Create World Class Food
August 3, 2015
When most of us think about casinos we think high rollers, slot machines, felt card tables and slots. But, there’s more to these lavish establishments than a good game of poker. Here are some of the best casinos to indulge your fine-dining experience.
Café Martinique – Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten – Atlantis, Bahamas
Located in the beautiful Bahamian Atlantis casino, Café Martinique gives you the fine dining experience with an intoxicating air of relaxed, island hospitality. The restaurant itself is decorated with beautiful dark woods, wrought-iron birdcage elevators and a fabulous glass-etching artwork. The cuisine is predominantly French which is indeed Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten’s specialty.
Bobby Flay Steak – Chef Bobby Flay – Borgata Hotel Casino, Atlantic City
The name “Bobby Flay” is common among foodies and lovers of fine cuisine. So, it’s no wonder people flock to his restaurant in Atlantic City to catch a taste of fine lobster and decadent steaks. The atmosphere is elegant with a relaxed and comfortable demeanor; the perfect place to take a load off and enjoy your evening.
The Picasso Restaurant – Chef Julian Serrano – Bellagio, Las Vegas
Elegant, elaborate and full of entertaining thralls, the Bellagio is one of the most famous casinos in the world. It is known for its decadent structures and beautiful fountains, as well as, it’s astounding Picasso Restaurant. Adorned with authentic Picasso paintings, this restaurant has its fair share of exorbitant dishes with inspirations from both the Spanish and French European regions. The décor also resembles a classic French restaurant with open areas of fluid lighting and meticulous seating.
Besh Steak – Chef John Besh – Harrah’s, New Orleans
New Orleans has more to offer than its trademark Jazz, incredible city-wide parties and mysterious history. It’s also home to some of the most refined and mouthwatering dishes known to modern man. Chef John Besh is known for both his astounding knowledge around a good cut of steak as well as his ability to create the most decadent desserts. From Père Roux’s Cake to their handsome array of articulate wines, Besh Steak is sure to carve out a large place in your heart.
Waku Ghin – Chef Tetsuya Wakuda – Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
The Waku Ghin is located at the beautiful Marina Bay Sands casino in Singapore. The atmosphere is close and intimate, lending itself to a simple and relaxed dining experience. Their succulent dining delicacies range from their artful marinated Botan Shrimp with a sea urchin bowl, topped with Oscietra caviar to their astounding Waku Ghin Gimlet (beverage). Each dish is perfectly crafted and arranged for you to enjoy as both a taste of authentic, high-end Asian cuisine as well as a delicate work of art.
If you’re a foodie by nature or just a connoisseur of fine and delectable foods, these dishes, chefs and casinos have something for everyone. Each of these restaurants has a bit of flair and brings a different spin on both classic and exotic dishes to the table. Each of these chefs have put their hearts and souls into creating a dining experience that will resonate in your mind for years to come.