The buzz has been building about the new restaurant coming to Caesars Palace, Central Michel Richard, and now new details and photos have surfaced from the highly-anticipated eatery.
Central Michel Richard restaurant will debut in September, and it’s being described as “American cuisine crafted with a French accent.”
Michel Richard is considered by many to be a pioneer in French/California cuisine, with a successful flagship restaurant, Michel Richard Citronelle, in Washington, D.C. He’s been featured in culinary publications such as Food & Wine, Food Arts and Bon Appétit.
Central Michel Richard at Caesars Palace will seat 300 (220 inside, 80 outside), and will be located in the area previously occupied by the Augustus Café, next to the Caesars Palace lobby. The location will allow for outdoor dining with a great view on Central’s patio.
We’re told Central’s colors reflect Chef Richard’s favorite palate of burgundy and green, a scheme prevalent in his restaurants, as well as his cookbooks, “Happy in the Kitchen” and “Sweet Magic.”
Central’s 75-foot-long onyx bar will extend into Caesars Palace’s main lobby.
Other highlights: The floor will be terrazzo with splashes of wood. Oh, rest assured, this blog knows what that means. Definitely. Also, a 10-foot-tall screen with ever-changing images will greet guests. That part we do get, by the way.
Another gem we took hours to research and/or cut-and-paste from the news release: “Amber-seeded, textured, colored glass will lend itself to creating a bright, cheery space reflective of Richard’s buoyant persona.” For the record, this Las Vegas blog would literally pay $1,000 cash to have a buoyant persona.
Also worth noting: “One of the primary focal points will be an eight-foot-tall sculpture composed of white porcelain dishes appearing to topple. Additionally, dishes suspended from mobiles will dangle from the ceiling throughout the restaurant.” We’re kind of digging on that, as the kids say.
Central will be the only restaurant at Caesars Palace open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
There’s a fancy new Web site for Central Michel Richard, so check it out, including details about the food. Did we forget to talk about that? We are a Las Vegas blog, not a gastronomy detective.
Find out more at the official Central Michel Richard site.
We’re looking forward to seeing this tasty new offering at Caesars Palace.