Bryan Emperor, whose culinary credits include some of New York City’s and Tokyo’s top dining destinations, has been named executive chef of F.A.M.E. – Food.Art.Music.Entertainment. Emperor made the move from Manhattan to develop a menu for the dynamic Japanese restaurant and lounge on the upper level of F.A.M.E., which is opening this spring at The LINQ.
“With F.A.M.E. I have found a concept that blends perfectly with my style of cooking,” said Emperor. “The menu will be innovative, fresh and flavorful; blending cosmopolitan flavors and techniques with traditional Japanese cuisine.”
Emperor’s menu will complement the hip atmosphere at the upper level, which will bring fine dining and a night on the town into one venue with a DJ booth in the dining room and two patios, including one with lounge-style seating adjacent to a bar. Various styles of Japanese cuisine will be on the menu and guests may choose to dine at a table or at the Tokyo-style Robata Bar, Sushi Bar or Tempura Bar. The cocktail menu will feature an array of Asian-inspired cocktails made with sake and other traditional spirits.
Emperor was inspired to become a chef while traveling and entertaining investors in Asia as a Wall Street banker. He received his formal training at the Culinary Institute of America with an emphasis on Japanese cuisine, and then completed his apprenticeship at a Kaiseki restaurant in Tokyo. Throughout his 25 years in the culinary industry, Emperor has been named the Southeast Champion of Food & Wine magazine’s inaugural “People’s Choice Best New Chefs in America” and his restaurant, Kalu Asian Kitchen, was named one of the “Best New Restaurants in America” by Esquire in 2011.
F.A.M.E. – Food.Art.Music.Entertainment. will open this spring at The LINQ, Caesars Entertainment’s shopping dining and entertainment district. The 12,000-square-foot venue will include an Asian marketplace, several casual dining options and a formal restaurant all offering authentic Asian cuisine including Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese. For more information visit the website at www.fame-lv.com or follow F.A.M.E. on Facebook at http://facebook.com/FAMEVegas, Twitter at http://twitter.com/FAMEVegas.
About The LINQ
Caesars Entertainment is redefining the iconic Las Vegas skyline with The LINQ, an open-air retail, dining and entertainment district, anchored by the world’s tallest observation wheel, known as the High Roller. Located at the heart of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, The LINQ will feature more than 30 unique shopping, dining and entertainment venues and will host special events, festivals and more. Topping out at 550 feet, the Las Vegas High Roller observation wheel will be the focal point of the unique urban entertainment district. The wheel’s 28 glass-enclosed cabins will feature an interactive experience including video and music that will fade away to unveil spectacular views of the famed resort city in the 30 minutes it takes to complete one full revolution. Each cabin will accommodate up to 40 people and will be available for individual or group experiences. For more information, visit thelinq.com.
About HIG Management
HIG Management has more than 30 years in the dining industry during which it has developed, managed and executed multiple original and exciting concepts including Rice & Company at Luxor Hotel and Casino. For more information, please visit http://higmgt.com/hig-management.html.