LAS VEGAS, July 27, 2017 (hospitalitybusinessnews.com) — Tropicana Las Vegas has officially opened its highly anticipated restaurant in partnership with Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine – Robert Irvine’s Public House. The renowned chef and TV personality celebrated opening day in true Robert Irvine fashion by descending upon Las Vegas Boulevard with a three-vehicle military-inspired convoy. Chef Irvine topped himself by making his grand entrance by arriving via helicopter, where he landed on the Northeast entrance of the iconic property, just off the famed Las Vegas Strip.
Chef Irvine was accompanied by Medal of Honor recipient, Hershel W. Williams, as well as his wife, Gail Kim and VP and General Manager at Tropicana Las Vegas, Aaron Rosenthal. Upon arrival, Chef Irvine was welcomed by 30 active-duty military, Tropicana team members and property executives, and together they commenced the celebration with an official ribbon-cutting affair, complete with a brick wall-inspired ice sculpture, which Chef Irvine knocked down with a sledge hammer – for a one-of-a-kind opening celebration. The military guests were then treated to a first taste of the all-new restaurant hosted by Chef Irvine himself in honor of its opening day.
“After much anticipation, we are thrilled to finally welcome Robert Irvine’s Public House to Tropicana Las Vegas,” said Rosenthal, VP and General Manager for Tropicana Las Vegas. “Chef Irvine will truly redefine the dining experience on property, and we are excited to embark on a new culinary journey here at Tropicana Las Vegas – allowing our guests to enjoy the property as a premier destination on The Strip.”
Boasting nearly 9,000 square feet, the restaurant features a 275-seat dining room complete with a wraparound bar, open kitchen design, private dining room and views of The Strip. The new restaurant offers a range of comfort food options inspired by Chef Irvine’s culinary travels from around the world – all in a pub-like atmosphere. Highlights include fork and knife burger (Vermont sharp cheddar fondue, mushrooms, onions, smoked bacon, brioche roll); chicken fried duck confit (maple and sherry vinegar, braised kale and chard, buttery sriracha sauce); stone fired shepherds pie (ground lamb, onion, English peas, mashed potato crust); English banoffee pie (banana, toffee, espresso ice cream); and mason jar apple pie (5-year aged cheddar, vanilla ice cream), to name a few.
“Opening a restaurant in Las Vegas has been a longtime dream of mine and being inside the iconic Tropicana Las Vegas makes Public House that much more extraordinary,” said Chef Irvine. “With this restaurant, I am excited to share my travels through food and beverage, and presenting guests with good food and a great experience, all at a reasonable price. Public House is all about offering something for everyone.”
To complement the overall dining experience, guests can imbibe with an emporium of beer, wine, and craft cocktails options. The restaurant features over 32 beers on tap, 30 by the bottle, plus a variety of wines by the glass or bottle, and over a dozen signature cocktails – allowing for the perfect night out for any occasion. Signature cocktails include Patron Tequila cocktails featuring Patron Reposada and Anejo barrels hand-selected by Robert Irvine at Patron Hacienda such as El Karma and The Patroni; as well as healthy-inspired cocktails made with Boardroom Spirits such as the Cranberry Caipiroska and Beet Down, and much more.
Fourteen months ago, Chef Irvine made headlines after he rappelled 22 stories (220 feet) down the exterior of the Tropicana Las Vegas to announce his first-ever restaurant concept in Sin City.