James Beard Award-winning chef Michel Richard is headed to Las Vegas with an outpost of his Washington, DC restaurant Central opening in Caesars Palace. Called Central 24/7 by Michel Richard, it will be open (as the name suggests) 24 hours a day.
According to a press release, the restaurant "will occupy the current Augustus Café space adjacent to the iconic Caesars Palace hotel lobby" in a 9,600 square-foot space (seating approximately 300 diners) and is scheduled to open late summer 2011.
CENTRAL 24/7 BY CHEF MICHEL RICHARD TO OPEN AT CAESARS PALACE LAS VEGAS
Award-winning chef’s 24-hour café will reinvent the traditional hotel coffee shop - with dynamic lounge setting and creative twists on American comfort food
LAS VEGAS (March 2, 2011) - Caesars Palace announced today James Beard award-winning Chef Michel Richard will bring a version of his popular Washington D.C restaurant to Las Vegas. Central 24/7 by Michel Richard is scheduled to open in late summer of 2011 and will occupy the current Augustus Café space adjacent to the iconic Caesars Palace hotel lobby. Central 24/7 will offer a 24-hour dining experience daily highlighting breakfast, lunch and dinner selections. The 9,600 square-foot restaurant will seat approximately 300 guests in total including an outdoor patio terrace. The restaurant also will feature a large lounge complete with full bar including several beers on tap and a specialty cocktail menu.
“The people who visit Las Vegas are interested in fun and good food around-the-clock. That is exactly what we will give them with Central 24/7 – American favorites with a French accent,” said Michel Richard. “I am thrilled to create this marriage with Caesars Palace, one of the most iconic resorts on the Las Vegas Strip.”
The menu will feature many Central signature items such as Richard’s celebrated burger, 72-hour short ribs, fried chicken, razor clam chowder, and fresh oysters. The Caesars Palace location also will offer many new selections and will maintain the Richard style of light and fresh with witty presentation.
“We are delighted that such a talented and beloved chef as Michel Richard will be joining the
inspiring collection of Caesars Palace chefs,” said Gary Selesner, president of Caesars Palace. “With the opening of Central 24/7 the standard 24-hour café will be elevated to new heights. This new dynamic dining experience will offer Richard’s flare for delicious cuisine in a lively yet sophisticated setting.”
Central – pronounced sen-TRAL – opened in Washington D.C. in January 2007, and takes its name for its central downtown location in the nation’s capital, between the White House and The Capitol building.
With Central, Richard crafted a restaurant consistent with his famous style that marries whimsy and mouth-watering food. It’s a jovial style that Richard perfected at his landmark Georgetown restaurant, Michel Richard Citronelle, and his former Los Angeles restaurant, Citrus.