Finally, after the long wait, Gordon Ramsay will be opening his first joint in Las Vegas. And it’s no doubt going to be a stunner. What with him deciding to open it right inside Caesar’s Palace, one of Las Vegas’ most popular hotel and casino. You could easily imagine the dinner crowd that’s sure to fill up the dining scene. After all, this is Gordon Ramsay we’re talking about here. He’s the guy who had brought us “The F-Word,””Hell’s Kitchen,”and a bunch of other shows that are not just highlights of his culinary expertise, but also a venue for his colourful vocabulary and fiery temper. What can I say, people simply love him for that.
The celebrity chef is proud to announce that he’s opening up a restaurant in The Strip. It’s been some time since he said that he’s planning to open up one. It’s just too bad that his other businesses are taking too much of his attention. And considering the recent scandals he’s gotten himself into, it’s no surprise that it took him some time to open shop there.
But let’s just be glad that he did. His restaurant, named the Gordon Ramsay Steakhouse, will be taking over Les Artistes at the Paris. The French restaurant only has until January to operate, and then they will close down. Come June 1 next year, Ramsay will be more than happy to celebrate the grand opening of his exclusive bistro. It would be more along the lines of modern cooking, with the American touch being given more emphasis. It’s a departure from Caesar’s long history with the French cuisine. In any case, this would certainly bring out a unique feel for the customers. It won’t be surprising if this is a major crowd-drawer.
It’s been sometime since this restaurant has been planned by Ramsay’s company. And it’s about time as well. There have been a lot of changes in the international dining scene, and the celebrated chef wants to take advantage of it. French isn’t really the in thing now, with more focus given to contemporary and popular cooking. It’s not only that, there’s been movement in Caesar’s Palace to rid themselves of French overtones. How it will affect Ramsay’s financial performance remains to be seen, but given the trend from his other restaurants, the it can only be good.
It’s a refreshing piece of news, considering the scandal that he got himself into. He’s now being charged by his father-in-law of unfair business practice, and of turning him into a scapegoat over the recent losses his company suffered. It has created a poignant drama right at his home. It is a painful one, since his wife and children are feeling the effects of the chef’s actions. And what’s even worse is that both sides are saying that the other was at fault.
This has indeed degenerated into verbal mudslinging over the company. Ramsay claims that the company was failing because of the too tight management of his father-in-law Adam Hutcheson. Hutcheson, on the other hand, claims that this was due to Ramsay’s overly ambitious attempts to increase the number of his restaurants. Looking at it either way, it looks like both claims can be substantiated.
It’s in the court now, the cases filed by the two against each other. Whatever the decision lay down, let’s just hope that this settles everything, although we really can’t say that. There’s always the possibility of appeals and this may just complicate matters. Hauling the media in could very well muddle the issue. Let’s just hope that it doesn’t drag the issue for years. We all know just how difficult a case gets to be resolved when it’s in the docket too long.
Well, this pretty much sums up Ramsay’s current state of affairs. With his restaurant soon to open in Las Vegas, let’s just hope that things look better. And about this fiasco with the Hutchesons, someone will have to take the initiative and wave the white flag. Ramsay seems ready for the sake of his wife and children. What his father-in-law has in mind, on the other hand, is still uncertain. Some wounds might run too deep, as the old saying goes.