HELL’S KITCHEN Season 15 Winner Ariel Malone Makes Her Debut as Head Chef at BLT Steak at Bally’s Las Vegas, Introduces New Blackboard Specials
Hot off the heels of her season 15 win on Gordon Ramsay’s hit FOX reality show, HELL’S KITCHEN, Ariel Malone is ready to cash in her prize as Head Chef at BLT Steak at Bally’s Las Vegas. Malone has created new blackboard specials to jump into the exciting Las Vegas culinary scene.
Inspired by her time on the television show, BLT Steak’s classic steakhouse cuisine and seasonal ingredients, Malone has created the following specials to be featured weekly on the blackboard menu:
Week of July 25: Pan-seared chicken breast with gremolata butter, spring peas and baby carrots
Week of August 1: Cucumber tomato salad with romaine lettuce, shallots, garlic, parsley and lemon
Week of August 8: Seared scallops in black bean puree with a summer corn salsa
Malone hails from Teaneck, New Jersey, where her passion for cooking began more than 10 years ago in the solace of her home kitchen. While not classically trained, Malone began working in kitchens, absorbing as much as possible, including a variety of cuisines and techniques. After fostering her skills, she decided to take a major leap of faith and compete in the 15th season of HELL’S KITCHEN.
Throughout the competition, Malone made waves for being unapologetically proud of who she is and her impressive talent. Equally as important, Chef Gordon Ramsay stated her, “creativity and attention to detail has been second to none.” In the end, Malone came out on top, earning her the grand prize of $250,000 and head chef position at BLT Steak at Bally’s Las Vegas.
Malone looks forward to quickly making her mark on BLT Steak and Las Vegas by bringing her creativity to more blackboard specials and her attention to detail to restaurant’s signature menu items. If you’re lucky, you might catch her in the dining room greeting guests and taking photos with fans.
BLT Steak is open daily, with the bar open at 4 p.m. with happy hour till 6 p.m., dinner Sunday – Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday – Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. BLT Steak is also home to Vegas’ iconic brunch destination, Sterling Brunch, offered Sunday beginning at 9:30 a.m. Please call 702-967-7258 to make reservations or for more information.
About Bally’s Las Vegas
Bally’s Las Vegas is located on the center of the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip, across from Caesars Palace and next to Paris Las Vegas. The 44-acre resort consists of two 26-story hotel towers including the Jubilee Tower and offers more than 2,800 guestrooms, including 244 suites. Bally’s Las Vegas features highly acclaimed restaurants including BLT Steak and Sea Thai, as well as the famous Sterling Brunch, a relaxing pool oasis, a lavish spa and casino space featuring a poker room, 1,500 slot machines and a first-class Race & Sports Book known for its stadium-style seating and abundance of high-definition television screens. In the Windows Showroom, Las Vegas actor, singer, entertainer legend, Mr. Las Vegas, Wayne Newton returns to the stage with his all-new and original production, “Wayne Newton: Up Close and Personal.” For more information, please visit ballyslasvegas.com. Find Bally’s Las Vegas on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.
ABOUT ESQUARED HOSPITALITY
ESquared Hospitality is an international restaurant and hospitality group. Built on a commitment to “Exceeding Expectations” with extraordinary food and excellent customer service, ESquared Hospitality has grown into a diversified group of restaurant concepts, from the flagship BLT Steak New York which opened in 2004 to more than 20 restaurants on two continents. ESquared Hospitality properties include the BLT restaurants, comprised of BLT Steak in New York, NY (2004), Washington, DC (2006), San Juan, PR (2006), White Plains, NY (2007), Scottsdale, AZ (2008), Atlanta, GA (2009), Hong Kong (2009), Charlotte, NC (2009), Waikiki, HI (2009), Seoul, South Korea (2014), Roppongi, Tokyo (2014), Las Vegas, NV (2014), Ginza, Tokyo (2015), and Aruba (2015); BLT Burger in Las Vegas, NV (2008), and Hong Kong (2009); BLT Prime in New York, NY (2005) and at the Trump National Doral Miami, FL (2014); BLT Market in Waikiki, HI (2016). ESquared Hospitality also operates two Italian concepts: Casa Nonna in New York, NY (2011), which became the official pizza vendor of Madison Square Garden (2013) and Radio City Music Hall (2015), and The Florentine in Chicago, IL (2010); as well as Horchata De Nueva York (2014), The Wayfarer (2014), and vegan fast-casual concept by CHLOE. (2015) in New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA. In September 2015, acclaimed Chef David Burke joined E2 Hospitality as a culinary partner, working on current E2 properties and developing new concepts to debut in 2016. For more information, visit ESquared Hospitality online at www.E2Hospitality.com, Facebook.com/ESquaredHospitality, Twitter @ESqHospitality or Instagram @ESquaredHospitality.