Announced in May, but only recently showing signs of movement, the former site of Pearl at the MGM Grand is finally being remodeled into the first U.S. expansion for the Hong Kong-based Lai Sun Dining company, the recipient of 10 Michelin stars across its fine dining portfolio.
Located across from Emeril's New Orleans Fish House, China Tang is now surrounded by new plywood promising it will begin serving its Cantonese menu in February 2018. Paperwork filed in early August reported the 5,484-square-foot space had allocated an estimated $1,286,800 in construction costs for the structural makeover.
Renowned for the sophisticated interiors “conceived and designed by Sir David Tang” at its two Hong Kong locations and The Dorchester hotel in London, the future menu will be “heavily influenced by provincial dishes from Sichuan, Shanghai and Beijing.”
Currently hiring, China Tanf is searching for experts in preparing Cantonese barbecue and dim sum. In Hong Kong, bold and adventurous choices include “double-boiled marrow bone bouillon with fish maw,” “deep-fried fillets of spotted garoupa with bird’s nest and crab meat,” plus a “traditional Beijing roasted duck” that requires an advance order.