Chef Lanny Chin, the chef behind Camden Cocktail Lounge at the Palms and soon to be the chef de cuisine of Greene St. Kitchen, opening at the Palms in April, won the episode of Chopped he appeared on Tuesday night.
At Greene St. Kitchen, he plans to bring a modern American menu of shareable plates and over-the-top entrees such as Legs and Eggs with butter-poached king crab legs and Kaluga caviar; Jidori chicken kabobs served with shawarma spiced tzatziki sauce; a kale and duck confit salad; and a tuna pizza dish under executive chef Joe Zanelli, once at Jardin at Encore Las Vegas and Honey Salt on the west side.
Greene St. Kitchen plans to pay homage to the artistic communities New York’s SoHo neighborhood during the early ‘80s with an art collection curated by Tal Cooperman, Palms’ creative director. Rockwell Group designed the restaurant that includes a secret vintage video arcade “speakeasy” with classic games lining the walls and a 1980s 8-bit video-inspired tiled floor. A vending machine “door” leads diners through a tunnel and into the restaurant’s main bar and lounge. Bartenders there serve craft cocktails enclosed in a stunning gold, bird cage-like structure.
Chin’s 20-year culinary career started as a kid when he would help his grandfather in the kitchen of the restaurant he worked at as a chef. At 36, Chin became the executive chef of all three PKWY Tavern locations in Nevada, where he developed a knack for cooking with craft beer. In 2017 he joined Andy Masi’s Clique Hospitality as the executive chef at Apex Social Club and Camden Cocktail Lounge.