Tuesday 22 May, 2012

VIDEO: Gordon Ramsay Steak Opening

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Gordon Ramsay Introduction at Gordon Ramsay Steak, Las Vegas

Taking advantage of an attentive press (as if they needed to), on the same day that Uncork’d 2012 held its Grand Tasting, Gordon Ramsay and Paris Las Vegas decided to debut new restaurant Gordon Ramsay Steak, holding a demonstrational  press conference  at lunchtime, that offered a few bites, and a few biting remarks, to a ravenous room of reporters.

I filed my primary story on the conference for About.com’s GoVegas blog HERE, but I also wanted to share a couple videos, pics and some bon mots from the afternoon that I couldn’t there.

Gordon Ramsay's Caesar Salad at Gordon Ramsay Steak, Las Vegas

Ever the rogue, despite his growing empire, Ramsay quipped that he agreed to do a steakhouse as his first Vegas restaurant because he “didn’t want to put my balls on the line” in such a competitive environment.

Asked by one reporter, with all of his many restaurants, where he did his most creative work,  Gordo quickly quipped: “In bed.” (although few seemed to hear him)

Finally, when asked to simply pose with his finished dishes and smile, Ramsay politely declined , saying “Ur… I don’t do cheese.”

There was a palpable chill in the air, as if he’d told a room of French people that he didn’t “get” Jerry Lewis.

RELATED REPORTS ON GORDON RAMSAY STEAK OPENING:

Robin Leach in Las Vegas Sun

John Curtas in Eating Las Vegas

Sophie Gayot's Blog

Heidi Knapp-Rinella in Las Vegas Review-Journal


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