MORIMOTO LAS VEGAS GRAND OPENING
Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto officially opened his Morimoto Las Vegas restaurant at MGM Grand on November 3. The evening kicked off with a traditional lion dance, a symbolic act of bringing good fortune to a new endeavor. Chef Morimoto broke down a 132-pound tuna with his legendarily precise knife skills, to the delight of the crowd. MGM executives then assisted Chef Morimoto in creating a 100-foot maki sushi roll with the fresh tuna. Guests were served Morimoto classics, such as hamachi tacos and pan-fried pork gyoza, plus the teppan tables sizzled with Japanese A-5 wagyu and Colorado organic lamb chops. The crowd of Las Vegas VIPS drank soon-to-be local favorite Green Dragon and Mango Lotus cocktails.