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French Chef Alain Ducasse Says It’s Safer to Eat at Restaurants Than at Home

Plus Wynn, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and Pampas donate food, and more restaurant intel

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DELANO — French chef Alain Ducasse says that its safer to eat in restaurants than at home during the coronavirus pandemic, according to The National. “It’s better to eat in a restaurant that takes all the precautions than at home where you have to go to your little local supermarket where people are bumping into each other, touching the fruit, and not everybody is wearing masks,” he told AFP of France. Ducasse has Rivea at the resort, which has been closed since March 17 when Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered nonessential businesses, including casinos, dine-in restaurants, and bars to close. That stay-at-home directive is in effect until April 30. [The National]

WYNN LAS VEGAS — The resort started donating 1.032 meals per day on April 23 to Share Village, U.S. Vets, Ronald McDonald House, and The Shade Tree for one week. The $36,120 in meals is part of the resort’s commitment to prepare 21,000 total meals for charitable organizations across the valley including 14,000 meals for Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada. [EaterWire]

THE STRIP — Caesars Entertainment — which has Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas, Bally’s Las Vegas. Harrah’s Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Resort, The Cromwell, and the Rio in Las Vegas — established an assistance fund to help out employees affected during the coronavirus pandemic. Caesars Cares uses donations from the Caesars board of directors and Caesars executives for funding. An independent board will evaluate applications o help Caesars team members based on unusual hardships. In addition, donations made by Caesars Foundation will support charities addressing COVID-19 issues. The company donated food to local food banks as well as cleaning supplies and thousands of personal protective equipment items to first responders and medical facilities, and cots and hundreds of bed linens, pillows, and hygiene kits to various homeless shelters and care facilities. [EaterWire]

COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS — The resort donated more than $250,000 to local non-profit organizations such as Three Square, The Just One Project, and Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada since Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered nonessential businesses to close on March 17. The resort collected food and fresh produce from its restaurants and warehouses with deliveries beginning last month, and recently gathered in-room essentials from its 3,000-plus guest rooms this past week, for a donation of 92 pallets and 104,000 pounds of food and beverage donated since mid-March. [EaterWire]

MIRACLE MILE SHOPSPampas Churrascaria Brazilian Grille donated meals to first responders at Fire Station 32, Fire Station 18, Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Central Command, and Harmon Hospital as a thank you for their service to the community during this time. [EaterWire]

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