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Gordon Ramsay Shows Off His New Steakhouse at Paris

Gordon Ramsay demonstrates how to prepare some of the dishes at Gordon Ramsay Steak.
Gordon Ramsay demonstrates how to prepare some of the dishes at Gordon Ramsay Steak.
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On perhaps one of the biggest culinary weekends in Las Vegas history, Gordon Ramsay himself showed off his first U.S. steakhouse on Friday, giving journalists a chance to take a look inside the digs and even demonstrating how to make several of his signature dishes. Ramsay walked out of the open kitchen at Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas to demonstrate how to prepare some of his dishes while giving the world an introduction to his new restaurant.

The appearance came with whispers that his other Vegas concept, a gastropub taking over the Bradley Ogden space at Caesars Palace, is just about ready to be announced, although Ramsay wouldn't answer that question when pressed.

“This is my first-ever steakhouse in America,” Ramsay told the crowd as he donned his chef’s whites. “I think Las Vegas is one of the most sought-after, one of the most dynamic cities for food anywhere in the world. I’ve got restaurants in Paris, New York, London but I don’t think I’ve ever come up against such amazing, fierce competition,” he says. “I think every top chef in the world is at the Bon Appétit launch. I feel sorry for the customers who are eating in their restaurants. All the talent will be around by the pool.” He refers to the grand tasting at Vegas Uncork’d taking place that night, where he even had a Chunnel-inspired booth serving up beef Wellington and sticky toffee pudding.

While Ramsay has a reputation as a fiery hothead on Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares, he was all charm on Friday and only dropped a smattering of F-bombs. His diligence with details came through. “Everyone thinks that Vegas is a walk in the park,” Ramsay says. “I take nothing for granted. I work extremely hard every time a new restaurant opens no matter where it is in the world.”

Ramsay says Vegas has wooed him to open an outpost here for four years, but the opportunity with Caesars Entertainment interested him most. “I didn’t come in here and put my balls on the line with fine dining. This is a city that has an extraordinary turnout,” he says of the dining here. “We’re in still in a very tough climate, so we kept things shabby chic without trying to show off.”

On Saturday, Ramsay spent his evening charming guests and snapping photos with them in between stops in the kitchen to ensure all was going well. Alain Ducasse of Mix at Mandalay Bay came in to wish the chef his best, while Scott Conant of Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. Enoteca at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas dined at the restaurant.

Ramsay, who now owns a house here in Vegas, plans to visit monthly.
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