Casinos provide their guests with a selection of food and beverage offerings designed to satisfy, reward and relax them while making them feel at ease while they play.
Culinary fusion has quickly become one of the trendiest trends, but knowing how to effectively execute it will allow chefs to ensure their creations remain delicious and original.
Casinos in Las Vegas
Once upon a time, Las Vegas was best known for its cheap all-you-can-eat buffets that were heavily supported by gambling revenues. But that all changed when Cirque du Soleil arrived; A-list performers opened shops; and more upscale restaurants began opening to give Sin City its signature style.
Vegas continues its surge into celebrity chef territory, boasting more master sommeliers than any other city and access to some of the world’s finest ingredients. New casino restaurants are offering up innovative fusion cuisines as well as unique takes on comfort food dishes.
Gene Villiatora of Orange County will soon open a restaurant offering Hawaiian street food-inspired plates such as Ahi Tuna Katsu and Crackhead Chicken (battered and fried boneless dark meat tossed with garlic sauce and coconut garlic glaze). Station Casinos’ Arts District expansion also brings with it Esther’s Kitchen Sports Bar by an esteemed California restaurateur as well as a Los Angeles pizza place known for both Sicilian squares and round Neapolitan pies.
Casinos in Atlantic City
Many casino gamblers may believe that dining options at top-tier casinos only include cafeteria-grade dishes kept warm on heating lamps or celebratory sirloin served to high rollers, but many top-tier casinos have upped their culinary game and feature chefs creating innovative menus which set nationwide culinary trends.
Chef Garces’ Amada at Ocean Casino Resort is an exquisite tribute to Andalusian culture and cuisine, blending the lively street market atmosphere of Madrid with the refined ambience of candlelit Barcelona bistros to offer a memorable fine-dining experience.
Lillie’s Asian Cuisine and Ocean Steak offer high-end dining experiences on site, featuring stunning waterfront views through floor-to-ceiling windows – guests can dine on seafood risotto and 30-day snow-aged Japanese Wagyu beef for dinner at Ocean Steak respectively.
Casinos in Macau
Macau may be known for being Asia’s “Las Vegas,” but few visitors realize its other charms: culinary excellence! Michelin-star chefs, fusion cuisines and traditional Portuguese and Chinese dishes await visitors here – Macau truly stands out as an Asian casino foodie paradise.
Old Macau streets are lined with traditional Portuguese pavement and boasting shifting backdrops of pink and yellow neoclassical facades, creating an experience akin to wandering the streets of any European city – complete with vendors doing what they’ve always done unpretentiously since centuries past.
Albergue 1601 can be found nestled away in Rua de Felicidade’s casino-free nooks, serving traditional Portuguese fare such as pasteis de nata (Macau’s version of egg tart). Fresh pasteis de nata is made daily here! A few steps further along you’ll find McPherson’s Sweet Shoppe offering everything from black garlic ice cream, green tea tiramisu and durian king-flavored flavors for dessert lovers to enjoy.
Casinos in Singapore
Singapore is home to some of the world’s best casino restaurants, and Michelin recently recognized some of them with an award of one star rating each. Joel Robuchon Restaurant at Singapore Megaresort earned this coveted distinction and offers tantalizing dishes such as Marinated Botan Shrimp with Sea Urchin and Caviar as well as Filet of Tasmanian Grass-Fed Beef with Wasabi and Citrus Soy for patrons to indulge in.
Casino restaurants feature chefs that dedicate themselves wholeheartedly to their culinary masterpieces, working with grace and precision that is rarely seen outside their kitchens.
Geylang Claypot Rice has earned itself Michelin’s Bib Gourmand rating with its delectable slow-cooked charred rice cooked in clay pots with marinated chicken, salted fish and Chinese sausage for hours on end. Chef Ah Guan’s Fuhu Shack provides a more casual take on Zouk Group and Resorts World’s famed Fuhu restaurant; featuring Westernized versions of Fuhu dishes such as Peking Duck Burritos!