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Chopsticks Meets Champagne At The Legendary MR CHOW

The Art of Dining

Glamorous Chinese cuisine has arrived on the Las Vegas Strip. The long-awaited MR CHOW bringing the same extravagance and style synonymous with its six other global outposts to Caesars Palace.

The legendary restaurant is an iconic mix of East-meets-West, boasting a modern aesthetic with traditional dishes such as hand-pulled noodles and Beijing duck washed down with bubbles from a champagne trolley. Guests will take a private elevator up to a second-story space, which features sweeping views of the Garden of the Gods pool complex. The restaurant’s keen sense of design can be seen in the decor, including a stunning centerpiece — a kinetic “half-moon” sculpture that floats just below the ceiling of the 60-foot dome. The artistry flows onto the plates as well to create a convivial atmosphere.

In China, a meal is a social event meant to be experienced with others. Food is shared in a communal setting.-Michael Chow

“The food is served family-style,” founder Michael Chow explains. “Built on an idea that as a guest you get to share a little bit of everything, in food and experience. To share is to understand,” he adds. “The more experiences we have in common, the more compassion understanding and harmony there will be.”

Las Vegas Chinese Restaurant MR CHOW at Caesars Palace

Accomplished painter and restaurateur Michael Chow dishes on his philosophies, the iconic restaurant’s most famous dishes and how he plans to meet expectations.

You often describe yourself as an artist first, rather than a chef. How does your art background translate to the table?

It’s not what you do, but how you do it. Different arts share the same philosophical thinking. The restaurants have always been a vehicle for me to express and promote my love of Chinese culture and cuisine.

Your Beijing duck is the gold standard. How is it prepared?

Beijing duck is one of the crown jewels of CHiense cuisine. It takes respect of the process and patience to execute properly. There are no shortcuts. No gimmicks.

Hand-pulled noodles are an art form themselves. Tell us why this preparation is preferred?

Every detail is a universe; this is about respect of the process. Making hand-pulled noodles is a show in itself, but the true benefit is in the texture of the noodles, something unlike anything else.

What can guests expect while dining at MR CHOW?

The MR CHOW experience at Caesars Palace will transport guests to a glamorous elegant and electric place. Expect a fine-dining setting with a raucous party and, of course, excellent cuisine. Most of all, we always aspire to be harmonious and memorable.

MR CHOW opens at Caesars Palace in late 2015.

Las Vegas Restaurant MR CHOW - Chinese Restaurant in Caesars Palace

MR CHOW, Malibu

About The Author

Originally from Chicago, where eating is a sport, Grace Bascos has honed her eating and drinking skills in Las Vegas since 2005. She keeps up with all the food that's fit to eat through her weekly Dishing with Grace column in Vegas Seven, as well as all things Sin City as a contributor to USA Today's Experience Las Vegas blog. When she's not dining in Las Vegas, she travels around the world in search of more good food and proper techno. You can follow her on twitter @gbascos.

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