More details came flowing in about Bradley Ogden's triumphant return to Vegas. As Eater Vegas first reported on Monday, Ogden plans to return with Hops & Harvest, taking over the former Burgers & Bottles space at Tivoli Village.
The burning question on everyone's mind is whether Ogden will include his infamous burger from his Bradley Ogden restaurant, shuttered Aug. 5 at Caesars Palace, on the menu. After all, the patty made from ground ribeye, New York strip, Wagyu steaks and ground chuck was cooked in a red wine compound butter over an oak grill. The burger was deemed worthy of being named the best burger of the year in 2009 by Alan Richman at GQ.
The answer? Yes, Ogden will have it on the menu, along with dishes that showcase his farm-to-table fare that earned him the James Beard Foundation Award for Best New Restaurant in 2004.
Former Planet Hollywood Resort president Bill Feather, Frank Tucker and Kelley Jones of Epicurean Ventures LLC are behind the project. The trio also has Poppy Den with New York chef Angelo Sosa in Tivoli Village.
Hops & Harvest plans to have 160 to 180 seats and a handcrafted cocktails, craft beer and American wine program.
Ogden tapped Tony Angotti, who helped bring all-star names to the MGM Grand, as well as his son, chef Bryan Ogden, to help bring the restaurant back to Vegas as well as open new restaurants in San Francisco and Houston.
Look for a May opening.
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