2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Find the Joy of Giving This Holiday Season With Magnificent Gifts From Macy’s

From Fashion And Tech To Home Goods And Stocking Stuffers, Macy’s Wide Assortment Makes Holiday Shopping A Breeze.

Plus Extra Help Is Always Available From The Gift Specialists At My Stylist@Macy’s

The holiday season is a celebration of happiness that brings loved ones together, and Macy’s has the perfect gifts to make family, friends, and all those near-and-dear feel special. Whether it’s the runway show-obsessed fashionista, the diehard athlete, the tech fanatic, or the master chef, Macy’s has an abundance of items at every price point sure to warm the hearts of those who mean the most.macyslogo-1

No [other] time of [the] year inspires the sentiments of love, caring and generosity quite like the holiday season,” said Kathy Hilt, Senior Vice President of My Stylist@Macy’s. “This year, we’ve truly topped ourselves with the most unique assortment of gifts for every person on your list. Plus, if you need a little help, Macy’s dedicated gift specialists at My Stylist@Macy’s make picking the perfect present easier than ever.”

The Gift of Style

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Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this holiday season at Macy’s stores and on macys.com; I.N.C. International Concepts Slippers, $39.50. (Photo: Business Wire)

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With a roster of top brands and celebrated designers, Macy’s is the ultimate destination for items to elevate that special someone’s wardrobe this holiday season. For her, handbags, shoes, jewelry and always-on-trend athleisure items will inspire pure joy. Jewel-embellished slip-ons from MICHAEL Michael Kors are chic, sporty and rendered in luxe velvet, applying the must-have fabric of the season in a unique and unexpected way. A signature Mickey Mouse wristlet in a bright hue from Coach is whimsical, practical and stylish, while a funnel neck hoodie and tights from Nike, or Calvin Klein Performance logo joggers and sweaters can take her from yoga to brunch with flair. Give her the gift of both comfort and glamour with a pair of fabulous faux fur-trimmed glitter moccasins from I.N.C. International Concepts.

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Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this holiday season at Macy’s stores and on macys.com; Kenneth Cole Reaction Wallets, $48 each. (Photo: Business Wire)

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For him, a velvet sport coat from Alfani immediately adds panache to any look. Pair the coat with bar III slim trousers and a tie for a more formal approach, or layer with jeans and loafers or boots for a look that is relaxed, yet polished and urbane. Polarized aviators from Ray-Ban are a classic, but undeniably sleek and stylish way to protect his eyes from the sun, and a zipper slim billfold wallet from Kenneth Cole Reaction is an excellent way to update a staple he uses every day.

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Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this holiday season at Macy’s stores and on macys.com: YSL mon paris parfum spray, $122

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Beauty and grooming are the finishing touches, and Macy’s has a wide array of fabulous products that are sure to delight. The Impulse Beauty artistry palette and 9-piece brush set allows her to experiment with countless looks in an awe-inspiring number of colors and shades. For him, Kiehl’s 4-piece Hydration Hits set gives the oft-coveted gift of smooth and healthy skin. Continue reading

Blockbuster Collection Hits The Public Market At Heffel Fall 2016 Live Auction

  • Canada’s art market leader will offer more than 200 masterworks at a live auction in Toronto on November 23, expected to achieve $22M to $32M
  • Group of Seven founder Lawren Harris is featured with 10 works, including the outstanding Mountain Forms canvas, estimated at $3M to $5M
  • For the first time, a single-consignor session will be offered, featuring 90 works from the prestigious collection of Peter & Joanne Brown
  • A major French Impressionist painting by Gustave Caillebotte will be offered in a separate session and will draw collectors from around the globe

Heffel Fine Art Auction House will present its fall 2016 live auction collection. More than 200 museum-quality works will be offered on November 23, 2016, at the historic Design Exchange in Toronto, in what will be a monumental night for the Canadian art market. With the highest dollar-value presale estimates for a Canadian art auction to date, the works will be presented in four sessions and are expected to achieve between $22 million and $32 million. (All prices are in Canadian dollars and according to conservative estimates.)

The long-established and highly anticipated sessions of Post-War & Contemporary Art and Fine Canadian Art will draw collectors from around the world. Significant artists who have become staples at Heffel’s live auctions will be featured with major works, including Lawren Harris and the Group of Seven, Emily Carr and Jean Paul Riopelle.

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Lawren Harris, Mountain Forms (est. $3,000,000 – 5,000,000)

Lawren Harris’s Mountain Forms hits the auction block following its starring role in The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris, the critically acclaimed exhibition which toured major North American cultural institutions, including the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and most recently the Art Gallery of Ontario. The outstanding 1926 Rocky Mountain work by the Group of Seven founder is estimated to fetch between $3 million and $5 million. Standing five feet tall and nearly six feet wide, the canvas is one of 10 works by the artist included in the fall auction.

For the first time, Heffel is excited to offer an additional live auction session featuring the most valuable single-consignor collection ever to come to market—The Peter & Joanne Brown Collection. The session is estimated to reach sales of $12 million to $17 million, and includes a selection of artworks from the noted Canadian businessman’s vast collection. The 90 lots on offer are representative of Canadian artistic excellence from coast to coast, including works by Alex Colville of the Maritimes, Emily Carr and Bill Reid of British Columbia, the Group of Seven and many others. Continue reading

Tommy John Launches Tommy John Labs, Expands Clothing Collection

Tommy John puts the same technology, innovation and comfort into their new collection of men’s apparel

Tommy John has announced the launch of Tommy John Labs, and the debut of the brands exclusive, dynamic collection of men’s apparel. This collection boasts technologically advanced fabrics for added functionality, but maintains the same stellar fit and comfort that Tommy John customers have come to expect.

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The light weight Performance Tech Quarter-Zip features soft-touch thermo-fabric, that provides ultimate warmth and moisture wicking, for multi-seasonal wear. (PRNewsFoto/Tommy John)

Tommy John was born with the idea to make men more comfortable,” said Tom Patterson, founder and CEO of Tommy John. “We started with innovating outdated undergarments and now see an opportunity to expand beyond that into casual wear while maintaining the same fundamental focus on fabric, fit and functionality.”

With the launch of Tommy John Labs, the company debuts four new Tommy John styles; the Performance Tech Quarter-Zip, the Lightweight Performance Pant, the Quick-Dry Henley and the Quick-Dry Hoodie. Tommy John will continue to launch new Tommy John Labs products seasonally, along with further developing the brand’s collections of premium men’s underwear, undershirts, socks and t-shirts.

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We are a problem solution based brand committed to keeping men comfortable in their daily lives,” said Josh Dean, CMO of Tommy John. “We are launching Tommy John Labs as a platform to go beyond our core business and offer smart solutions that eliminate distractions men face with malfunctioning apparel. We’re excited to see where that takes us.

This announcement comes just after Tommy John partnered with actor Kevin Hart as an investor in the company. Tommy John has grown 2.5 times year over year since 2014 and is set to exceed $100M in sales by 2018.

New EVEN® Hotels to Bring Holistic Wellness Travel to Miami

An innovative hotel, created with wellness at its core is coming to Miami. InterContinental Hotels Group newest lifestyle brand, EVEN® Hotels, has broken ground in the city of Miami. A unique hotel brand designed to help travelers Eat Well, Rest Easy, Keep Active and Accomplish More, EVEN Hotels will now offer wellness-minded travelers more options to maintain their wellness routine while away from home.

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Adriana Kostencki & Noel Epelboim speaking

The event’s Master of Ceremony was Hispanic journalist Nathaly Salas Guaithero who is also a holistic wellness coach. Speakers included Jason Moskal, Vice President of Lifestyle brands at IHG, Adriana Kostencki, Partner of Berger Singerman and VP of the Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce and a special recognition was presented by the office of Miami-Dade’s Mayor, Carlos Jiménez‘s office.

Developed by Epelboim Development Group, the $33 million, 190-room EVEN Hotel Miami Airport is the brand’s first signing in the southeastern United States. The hotel will be led by a wellness-savvy staff and feature a best-in-class fitness experience, healthier food choices and natural, relaxing spaces adjacent to the Miami International Airport. The hotel, which will be in part financed through the EB-5 Visa for investors program, is expected to generate an economic impact by creating around 300 jobs in the area.

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Jason Moskal, Vice President, Lifestyle Brands, IHG said: “We are excited to grow the EVEN Hotels portfolio in the southeast with the addition of this outstanding Miami area hotel in partnership with Epelboim Development Group. This new hotel demonstrates the continued strong momentum behind EVEN Hotels, the first hotel brand entirely dedicated to wellness, and shows IHG’s commitment to growing the brand in high-profile markets with exceptional owners.dsc_5812

Noel Epelboim, CEO of Epelboim Development Group added: “I am so humbled and grateful to have received the immense support of IHG, of the City of Miami and the community on this day which marks a crucial milestone for our firm. The magic of the EVEN Hotels brand and why I am so excited to be the first one to bring it to our city is that it is listening to travelers and offering something truly different, innovative and aligned with the needs of today’s travelers“.

 

 

Television: Curtain Going Up On the 2015 Award-Winning London Production of Gypsy on PBS

Starring Imelda Staunton on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances Friday, November 11 at 9 p.m. on the PBS Arts Fall Festival

Jonathan Kent‘s award-winning production of the classic musical Gypsy – a record-breaking sellout during its acclaimed London run – comes to THIRTEEN‘s Great Performances, Friday, November 11 at 9 p.m. on PBS on the PBS Arts Fall Festival. (Check local listings.) Gypsy first appeared in 1959 on Broadway under the title Gypsy: A Musical Fable.

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The first London production to be seen for 40 years, the musical opened at England’s Chichester Festival Theatre before moving to the West End‘s Savoy Theatre. A London production had not been seen in the West End since 1973. This critically acclaimed West End production features Imelda Staunton as Rose (The role of Rose is often called the ‘King Lear’ of the musical theatre canon).

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Herbie (Peter Davison) and Rose (Imelda Staunton) in “Gypsy” Credit: ©2014 Johan Persson

Following a run at the Chichester Festival Theatre, which won the Critics’ Choice Theatre Award for Best Musical in 2014, a West End revival of Gypsy opened at the Savoy Theatre on April 15, 2015, in a limited run through November 28. Directed by Jonathan Kent with choreography by Stephen Mear and set and costume design by Anthony Ward, the production starred Staunton as Rose, Peter Davison as Herbie, Lara Pulver as Louise, Gemma Sutton as June, Anita Louise Combe as Tessie Tura, Louise Gold as Mazzeppa and Julie Legrand as Electra. The London production was nominated for eight Laurence Olivier Awards at the 2016 ceremony, winning four, including Best Actress in a Musical (Staunton) and Best Musical Revival, the most awards won by a single production in that year

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Louise (Lara Pulver) in “Gypsy” Credit: ©2014 Johan Persson

Gypsy is considered by many to be one of Broadway’s all-time triumphs. It tells the story of ambitious showbiz mother Rose, who treks across the country with her daughters Baby June and Louise in search of success with their homespun vaudeville act. As times change, Rose is forced to accept the demise of vaudeville and the rise of burlesque, as well as her daughters’ quest for autonomy.

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Baby June (Isla Huggins-Barr) in “Gypsy” Credit: ©2014 Johan Persson

With a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the show was suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee. The musical was initially a project of producer David Merrick and actress Ethel Merman (who starred as the original Rose). Merrick had read a chapter of Lee’s memoirs in Harper’s Magazine and approached Lee to obtain the rights. Jerome Robbins was interested, and wanted Leland Hayward as co-producer; (Merman also wanted Hayward to produce her next show.) Merrick and Hayward approached Laurents to write the book. As he relates, Laurents initially was not interested until he saw that the story was one of parents living their children’s lives. Composers Irving Berlin and Cole Porter declined the project. Finally, Robbins asked Stephen Sondheim, who agreed to do it. Sondheim had previously worked with Robbins and Laurents on the musical West Side Story. However, Merman did not want an unknown composer, and wanted Jule Styne to write the music. Although Sondheim initially refused to write only the lyrics, he was persuaded by Oscar Hammerstein to accept the job.

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Mazeppa (Louise Gold) in “Gypsy” Credit: ©2014 Johan Persson

The score features songs that have since become show standards, and helped launch the career of Sondheim. “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “Some People,” “Let Me Entertain You,” “Together, Wherever We Go” and of course “Rose’s Turn” are among the musical highlights. Continue reading

Holiday 2016: Four Seasons Hotels Westlake Village (CA) Launches Annual Winter Wonderland Overnight Package With “Let It Snow” Holiday Event

Hybrid Ice Skating Rink, Breakfast With Holiday Characters, Live Snowfall, Photos with Santa, Carolers, and elf Storytime

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The Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village (Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village, California 91362) will transform into a magical and festive winter wonderland this holiday season.

Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village (Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village, California 91362) will transform into a magical and festive winter wonderland this holiday season. The Hotel’s popular Winter Wonderland package offers guests an all-inclusive family holiday experience and includes:

  • Overnight accommodations
  • VIP admission to “Let It Snow”
  • Breakfast with holiday characters
  • 25 percent savings on dinner in the Lobby Lounge
  • Self-parking
  • Premium internet
  • Access to Elf Tuck-Ins (USD 25 per room), a bedtime story and tuck-in by an elfaus_440_aspect16x9

The Annual “Let It Snow” Event is the highlight of the Winter Wonderland Package. Every Friday and Saturday evening from December 2 – 17, 2016, Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village invites guests to the popular holiday event with a multitude of festive activities below.doh_498_aspect16x9

  • Hybrid ice skating rink
  • Holiday express train rides
  • Visits with Santa at the North Pole
  • Cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus
  • Holiday carolers
  • Live snowfall
  • Elf storytime
  • S’mores, hot cocoa, and coffee

Every Saturday and Sunday morning from December 3- 18, 2016, Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village will host a Holiday Character Breakfast. This farmer’s market breakfast includes fresh local fruit, a gourmet omelet station, a variety of housemade breads, pancakes, and more. To add to this magical morning, guests will have the opportunity to have a meet-and-greet with their favorite holiday characters and princesses.

Package rates start at USD 369 per night and includes three people; each additional person is USD 40 per person. To reserve the Winter Wonderland package at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village or for reservations, please contact the Hotel at 818 575 3000.

Homes & Interiors: Valspar Creates New Paints Specifically For Furniture And Cabinet Projects

Valspar Paint Introduces Two New Specialty Products – Valspar Furniture Paint and Valspar Cabinet Enamel.

Every year, eight million tons of discarded furniture end up in landfills, often trashed because of minor blemishes like watermarks, dings and scratches. Two new specialty products developed by Valspar Paint Furniture Paint and Cabinet Enamel – offer consumers an economical and easy solution for bringing such castoffs back to life. The paints are the linchpin to Valspar’s new cheeky PSA-style digital campaign named #TheRehabProject which encourages consumers to rescue and refurbish old discarded furniture through inspiration and how-to videos.

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Valspar Furniture Paint and Valspar Cabinet Enamel are available in hundreds of Valspar color options and can be purchased for $24.99 per quart at Lowe’s stores nationwide.

These latest Valspar formulations are designed to arm both the most proficient as well as brand new DIY consumer with the ideal coatings to refinish, revive and reinvent an existing piece that might otherwise get kicked to the curb,” said Russ Neale, Director of Product Management and Innovation at Valspar. “Furniture and cabinet makeovers account for more than half of the paint projects that consumers tackle on their own. So, now Valspar Furniture Paint and Valspar Cabinet Enamel is the perfect go-to. Both paints require minimal prep time and yield completed surfaces requiring little to no maintenance over time. We wanted to be sure we were providing products that would give consumers the confidence to pick up a paint brush and transform something they love, avoiding ‘Pinterest fails’ and achieving results they can point to with pride and a sense of accomplishment.

Valspar’s Furniture Paint is an oil-enriched satin finish paint formulated to provide smooth durable coverage that’s resistant to spills, scuffs, stains and discoloration caused by moisture. It adheres to most surfaces, even laminate, with minimal priming and sanding needed, making it an ideal solution for upgrading furniture, whether for indoor or outdoor use. Two coats are required for best results.

Cabinets found in bathrooms and kitchens typically require a coating that withstands frequent cleaning and exposure to steam, and Valspar’s Cabinet Enamel delivers that in one fell swoop. The paint comes in a semi-gloss finish featuring a non-yellowing formula, and like Furniture Paint, the coating adheres most surfaces with no priming and minimal to no sanding needed. Drying to a smooth factory-finish quality, one of the added benefits is that doors and drawers will not stick.

To further boost confidence plus inspire, Valspar has produced a series of “Rehab Project” videos, accessible online at Valspar Rehab Project. Spotlighting a variety of mini-makeovers that can be accomplished by using the new paints and completed in as little as one weekend, the step-by-step process is fully demonstrated. Also available and echoing these projects are “recipe cards” that not only detail the painting how-tos but also guide on what supplies are required, prepping and cleanup.

Valspar Furniture Paint and Valspar Cabinet Enamel are available in hundreds of Valspar color options and can be purchased for $24.99 per quart at Lowe’s stores nationwide. For more project ideas and information on Furniture Paint and Cabinet Enamel, please visit http://Valsparpaint.com/rehabproject-furniture and http://Valsparpaint.com/rehabproject-cabinet.

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Holiday Entertaining: Hennessy Pays Tribute to the Roots of its Savoir-Faire With the Master Blender’s Selection Nº1

At Hennessy, Cognac is not made – it is crafted.

Now, Master Blender Yann Fillioux reveals “Master Blender’s Selection Nº1”, the first in a series of single-batch bespoke Cognacs.

Every artist, composer and master craftsman has a secret project on the side, an endeavor pursued simply for creativity’s sake. For Hennessy Master Blender Yann Fillioux, it was Master Blender’s Selection N°1“, which in contrast to the many celebrated Cognacs he has composed throughout his distinguished career, this latest blend is a very personal signature that was only ever meant to be produced in a single, limited batch.

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Master Blender’s Selection No.1 By Hennessy

In French, a project like Master Blender’s Selection N°1 is called a “coup de coeur” — literally, a heart-stopper, love at first sight or, as in this case, a passion project. It began in Maison Hennessy’s reserves, one of the largest, most extraordinary reserves of eaux-de-vie in the world.

As the guardian of Hennessy’s reserves for half a century, Yann Fillioux knows every eau-de-vie stored there. Master Blender’s Selection N°1 came to life during a blending session, a moment of unbridled creativity. Innovative, robust and completely devoid of artifice, it is a truly bespoke creation.

MASTER BLENDER’S SELECTION N°1: A unique signature

Creating Cognac requires patience and a constant dialogue between time, the elements, raw materials and skilled hands and minds. Little by little, each exchange gives rise to something precious that can only be realized through passion and a savoir-faire honed over 250 years of Cognac making.

With Master Blender’s Selection N°1, Fillioux captures the essence of his art. This one-of-a-kind blend captures a particular moment in time and embodies his constant quest for excellence, extraordinary sensory memories and a perfect knowledge of Hennessy’s reserves.

Fillioux and the Tasting Committee structured the Master Blender’s Selection N°1 by defining a first selection of eaux-de-vie. They then narrowed their selection down to 80 to 100 eaux-de-vie and grouped them according to their elegance, character and suppleness. The eaux-de-vie were then aged in both young and old French oak casks. When the time was right, the Cognac was bottled at 43°C – “cask strength” – in order to release its powerful aromatic tones as well as delicate, lingering spicy notes. Crafted as a single batch, it is a limited edition Cognac with a round and rich subtlety that has a bright amber color with a golden sheen. When it embraces both nose and palate, there is an unmistakable presence of lightly grilled, unshelled almonds and candied apricots with a faintly sweet flavor. It is recommended that it be tasted neat or with three bright ice cubes. Continue reading

Now Open: Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto Debuts First Las Vegas Restaurant At The MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

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Chef Masaharu Morimoto (Photo Credit: MGM Resorts International Public Relations)

Masaharu Morimoto, famed Japanese chef, known to millions as the star of Iron Chef and the Food Network‘s Iron Chef America (since 1998), has made his official Las Vegas debut with Morimoto Las Vegas, now open at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. The Las Vegas Strip is officially Las Vegas home to Morimoto and his distinctive Japanese fare from the world’s finest sushi creations to unforgettable dishes that showcase the Iron Chef’s unique ability to meld Eastern and Western flavors. The restaurant offers three distinct dining experiences: A Sushi Bar, A Main Dining Room and Teppan Tables, defining the luxurious elevation of Japanese cuisine and introducing the first and only iron griddle menu Morimoto offers in his renowned restaurant portfolio.

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Morimoto Las Vegas logo

Chef Masaharu Morimoto has garnered critical and popular acclaim for his seamless integration of Western and Japanese ingredients. In 2001, Morimoto opened his first restaurant in Philadelphia, which was later followed by restaurants in New York, Napa, Honolulu, Boca Raton, Mumbai, New Delhi, Mexico City and Maui. Morimoto Asia Disney Springs, Orlando, opened in 2015 followed by Momosan Ramen and Sake in NYC, Morimoto Bangkok in Thailand and Morimoto Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, all in 2016. Morimoto Las Vegas is open 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. The restaurant is located in The District at MGM Grand, adjacent to Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak.

Fate brought Morimoto Las Vegas to MGM Grand at an exciting time when the city’s dining scene is flourishing,” said Morimoto. “I’m continually inspired by Las Vegas’ glamour and wanted to create something we haven’t done before with a stimulating culinary show, bold cuisine and delicious drinks that my guests will not soon forget.

雰囲気 – the Ambiance
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Glamorous, Morimoto Las Vegas reflects a modern and chic dining environment offset with Japanese artwork. Diverse spaces are punctuated with compelling design elements, such as the cherry blossom wall behind the bar and exquisite photographs by Glamorous President and Representative Director Yasumichi Morita, above the Teppan tables. Additional artistic features include:

The Morimoto Rope Statue – While sipping cocktails before the meal in Morimoto Las VegasLounge, guests can gaze at a life-sized bust of Morimoto composed of red and white ropes crafted by acclaimed Brazilian sculptor Mozart Guerra.

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Diverse spaces with colorful Japanese artwork and compelling design elements provide guests with a serene atmosphere to savor Chef Morimoto’s cuisine.

The Glass Carving Room – Separating the Teppan tables from the main dining room is a glass-enclosed room displaying a variety of prestigious cuts of meat such as Japanese A-5 Wagyu and Mishima Prime Tomahawk Ribeye. Guests can watch as skilled chefs carve the finest and freshest beef selections right before their eyes.

Sushi Wall – Towering behind the restaurant’s sushi bar is a black-and-white mosaic showcasing traditional Japanese symbolism in a modern stylized fashion.

MGM Grand President & COO Scott Sibella said, “We want to officially welcome Chef Morimoto to MGM Grand. The addition of his restaurant to our culinary portfolio has elevated the dining scene not only at our resort but within Las Vegas. We are honored to have him as part of our culinary team and look forward to creating once-in-a-lifetime dining experiences at the city’s newest dining destination.”

食べる to Eat
Morimoto uses his natural gift of fusing culinary techniques with high quality, fresh ingredients, resulting in memorable dishes that harmonize Japanese and Western flavors. The extensive fare offers guests a variety of ways to indulge in the sought-after cuisine in which Morimoto is known.

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Chef Morimoto brings showmanship to Morimoto Las Vegas with his first Teppan table experience.

The Iron Chef’s First Teppan Experience –Morimoto takes a luxurious view on Teppan by making use of the world’s finest products, crafted by preeminent experts, resulting in an elite service experience. Guests can marvel as A-5 Japanese Wagyu is grilled on a bed of fresh vegetables resulting in a refined Sukiyaki served alongside a soft-poached jadori egg for dipping. At the Teppan tables, guests select from a variety of a la carte items, allowing them to cater specifically to their discerning palates.

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Known as ‘Morimoto Stained Glass Window Sushi Rolls,’ the Chef’s Combination combines various ingredients to create a picturesque work-of-art.

Sushi Art – The skill Morimoto uses to create legendary sushi takes center stage with mouth-watering delights such as the Soft Shell Crab Roll, a deep fried soft shell crab rolled with asparagus, tobiko, avocado, scallion and drizzled with a spicy sauce. The Chef’s Combination, which became an internet sensation known as “Morimoto Stained Glass Window Sushi Rolls,” combines various ingredients such as tamago, tuna, cucumber, rice and nori into a stunning and picturesque work-of-art.

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A 54-ounce Mishima Prime Tomahawk Ribeye steak is cooked to perfection and served alongside Chef Morimoto’s signature sweet onion and garlic jus.

Twisted Apps –Morimoto pays homage to world cultures with a series of bold appetizers such as the Tuna Pizza, which perfectly balances the saltiness of olives and anchovy aioli with a spicy jalapeño. The Mizuhiki Caesar Salad tosses crisp romaine lettuce with seared salmon and splashes of the chef’s special Caesar dressing and grapeseed oil for a refreshing mix of greens.

Luxe Entrées –Morimoto serves original creations in an approachable fashion allowing guests to explore flavors they haven’t tried before. The Braised Black Cod with ginger-soy reduction offers a delicious introduction to the light and airy flavors of the Japanese kitchen. The more adventurous diner might turn to the Duck Duck Goose that marries duck meatball soup with duck confit fried rice and gooseberry compote for a bold, robust dish.

Sweet Temptations –The showmanship of Morimoto shines through his desserts including the Fiery Salty Caramel Chocolate Tart where a sphere of dark chocolate sorbet, marshmallow, salty caramel ganache and spiced rum is lit ablaze tableside in a glowing end to the meal.

飲む –to Drink
Morimoto Las Vegas’ beverages deliver refined libations rooted in Japanese spirits and inspired by the restaurant’s glamorous setting.

Aged Sakes – Just like enjoying a fine wine or whiskey, guests have the opportunity to enjoy the aged sake from the label created by Morimoto including the 10-year aged Koshu boasting aromatic notes of chestnut and highland malt with a walnut cream finish. Morimoto Las Vegas also features a thorough selection of sake and shochu that can be ordered individually or in a tasting flight.

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Morimoto Las Vegas combines Japanese spirits with American mixology to create refined libations such as the Fool Me Once.

Vegas-Inspired Cocktails –Cocktails, such as the Las Vegas Meets Japan, blending vodka with nigori sake and finished with a lavender shrub, are built from Japanese spirits within an American mixology context. Other Morimoto cocktail creations exclusive to MGM Grand include the Las Vegas Fizz, a captivating concoction of gin, tuaca, cava, blackberries, and lemon, and the Fool Me Once that smokes hibiscus and pink peppercorns for a powerful aroma complemented by a smooth mixture of mugi shochu and amaro.

Once in a Century Bottle – Decanters of Louis XIII dé Remy Martin at Morimoto Las Vegas showcase the generations of cellar masters and the decades of craftsmanship necessary to create the legendary cognac. Available in half ounce, full ounce and two ounce pours, the rare and celebrated spirit presents a lavish ending to a memorable evening.

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Chef Masaharu Morimoto

Chef Masaharu Morimoto‘s first cookbook, Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking, won two IACP awards–in the “Chef’s and Restaurants” category and the “First Book: The Julia Child Award“–and it was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award. Morimoto will release a new book in Nov. 2016 called “Mastering The Art of Japanese Home Cooking.” For more information about Masaharu Morimoto, visit Facebook, Twitter or www.ironchefmorimoto.com.

The MGM Grand Hotel & Casino has a variety of accommodations to suit every need while guests discover signature dining by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill, Michelin three star restaurant Joël Robuchon and now Morimoto Las Vegas. The resort offers a wide-range of world-class entertainment at the MGM Grand Garden Arena; the epic by Cirque du Soleil; world-famous dance crew Jabbawockeez; master illusionist David Copperfield; Topgolf Las Vegas; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and Hakkasan Las Vegas in addition to a Pampering Spa and Salon and an elaborate 380,000-square-foot Conference Center. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International. For more information and reservations, visit www.mgmgrand.com, call toll free at (877) 880-0880.