The pieces are coming together over at Mandalay Bay, which is converting THEhotel into the Delano, with a spring opening.
Regarding The Light Group's takeover of the leases at China Grill and Red, White and Blue on Nov. 18, gossip columnist Robin Leach now reports that Akira Back, the chef behind Yellowtail at the Bellagio, will be opening his new Japanese concept in the China Grill space. Presumably that means Brian Massie's new restaurant will go into the Red, White and Blue space.
Originally rumors suggested that Masaharu Morimoto would open in the new-look Mandalay Bay, but now the chatterers suggest the Iron Chef has his sights set on the Mirage.
· Mandalay Bay Plans to Announce Changes [LVS]
· The Light Group Is Taking Over China Grill's Leases [~ELV~]
· All Coverage of the Delano [~ELV~]