LAS VEGAS (September 28, 2009) – ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter, the dazzling urban resort destination that will transform the Las Vegas Strip when it opens in December 2009, has named the stellar chefs set to oversee its culinary offerings.
“Over the last two decades, Las Vegas has evolved from a buffet town into the global culinary epicenter it is today,” said Bart Mahoney, vice president of food and beverage at ARIA. “When it opens this December, ARIA will forever change the skyline and create a new Las Vegas experience for millions of visitors. With such a stunning project, it is only fitting that the chefs and restaurants follow suit.”
Michael Mina, the James Beard Award-winner who conceived and manages NOBHILL and SEABLUE at MGM Grand, along with his Michelin one-star namesake restaurant at Bellagio and award-winning STRIPSTEAK at Mandalay Bay, will head up AMERICAN FISH. Here, Mina will draw inspiration from the bounty of American lakes, rivers and coasts, with a menu featuring refined American cuisine. Many products will be purchased directly from fishermen, farmers and ranchers allowing diners to enjoy regional dishes they might not otherwise experience. The menu also will feature a wide array of well-sourced meats. Chris Sheffield of SLDesign LLC, in collaboration with Mina, designed a room that resembles a traditional lodge with masculine touches such as warm woods and leather accents.
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