Las Vegas Strip Adds One-of-a-Kind Luxury Experience

The Strip may be known for its decadent offerings, but this one sets a standard for excess.

If you have money, the Las Vegas Strip offers every possible way for you to spend it.

You can gamble, of course — everything from penny slots to high-stakes table games — but that’s really just the start of how Strip operators including Caesars Entertainment (CZR) – Get Free Report, MGM Resorts International, and Wynn Resorts (WYNN) – Get Free Report tempt you to open your wallet.

You can drop hundreds on a spa day, thousands for bottle service at a night or day club, and shell out unspeakable amounts to see one of the many big-name headline acts dotting the Las Vegas Strip. Yes, you can still find a cheap meal, but that’s not the Strip’s drawing card.

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People visit Las Vegas and the Strip specifically because every big-name chef has taken up residence there. Some have a signature restaurant or two, while other well-known chefs — think Guy Fieri, Gordon Ramsay, and Wolfgang Puck — have multiple establishments hitting a variety of price points.

Bobby Flay, for example, has his growing Bobby’s Burger Bar, where $20 gets you a burger and fries (just barely) while he also has the top-tier Amalfi at Caesars Palace where $200 might not cover the cost of your whole fish dish. 

One chef, however, has a big name but a lower profile, and he’s hosting a one-of-a-kind dinner that’s decadent even by Las Vegas Strip standards.

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An Iron Chef Hosts a $1,000 Las Vegas Strip Dinner

Masaharu Morimoto does not have the same level of fame as Flay, Fieri or Puck. That’s because while he was an Iron Chef on the long-running “Iron Chef America,” that was really the extent of his public portfolio in the U.S.

The chef also has a more subdued Las Vegas presence. You don’t see his name or face on the side of buildings as you sometimes do with Ramsay, Fieri, and Flay, but the more reserved Morimoto does have a signature restaurant, Morimoto Las Vegas, inside MGM Resorts’ MGM Grand.

That high-end eatery will host a one-night Omakase dinner on Thursday, May 18, with seatings available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., according to a news release.

The meal, which will be selected by the chef, comes “complete with specially selected sake and wine pairings, many of which come from chef’s own vintages.”

The “curated six-course menu will highlight the finest seafood, beef, and ingredients from around the world, all expertly prepared and served by Morimoto himself,” the MGM release says.

Tickets to this special dining experience are $1,000 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited, and reservations are required.

What Does a $1,000 Vegas Strip Dinner Look Like?

A thousand dollars is a big number for a single meal, even by Las Vegas standards. 

It’s certainly possible to drop that much at certain establishments, but even on the Strip $1,000 goes long past your normal dining budget. 

The Morimoto dinner, however, won’t just be an opportunity to eat well; it will be an opportunity to be served by the famed “Iron Chef” himself.

The menu will include (but not be limited to):

First Course: Seared Foie Gras with sea foam candy Second Course: Petrossian Caviar with snow crab Third Course: Toro Tartare Fourth Course: Grilled Live Scallops Fifth Course: Japanese A5 Wagyu Beef & Langoustine Sixth Course: A selection of sushi to include Toro, Chutoro, Akami, Spiny Lobster, and Kinmedai

“We have selected sake and wine to perfectly complement these very special dishes, and I hope the symphony of tastes will take guests on a culinary journey they won’t soon forget,” Morimoto said.


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