Credited with popularizing Spanish cuisine in the United States, culinary master José Andrés is a creative tour de force in Las Vegas and throughout the world. He has been named to Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential list and awarded the James Beard Foundation’s top prize of Outstanding Chef. He first came to Las Vegas in 2010 with his concepts China Poblano, Jaleo and è by José Andrés, in intimate space inside Jaleo at the Cosmopolitan; his pièce de résistance, Bazaar Meat, opened this year at SLS Las Vegas. tures and territories. Ku Noodle (at SLS Las Vegas) was inspired by my many trips to Asia. From the amazing street food culture of Singapore and the art of hand cut noodles in China, to the amazing ramen and soba noodles of Japan, I wanted a way to capture that and make it my own. Vegas is a destination where people go to experience something totally different, and because it’s become such an important food town, that means we have to work harder to really wow our guests. I love that! Landing in Vegas for the first time is an astonishing experience. It’s beautiful to see pure desert on one side and on the other end big bright lights that illuminate the sky. It’s an homage to society to see Las Vegas as a destination and also a home to many people. We first opened in Las Vegas in 2010, right when people started to recognize it as a big food destination, but a lot of that activity and development was focused I think Bazaar Meat is a meat concept unlike any other! It’s about tapping into our carnivorous side and enjoying the best meats possible. We pulled inspiration from the greats like Escoffier and Carême so in a way we are recreating history. We have whole animals on display like baby pigs and lambs. The restaurant is beautiful and dramatic. It’s everything you want Vegas to be! The kitchen is the central and most important room in the house and it’s my favorite way to connect and spend time with my wife and daughters. We love going to the farmers’ markets on Sundays as a family and choosing the most beautiful ingredients.
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