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ARIA - MICHAEL MINA - Chef and Creator Michael Mina Biography

ARIA - MICHAEL MINA - Chef and Creator Michael Mina Biography

Michael Mina’s story is one of two decades of influence, passion and achievement.  With the October 2010 opening of MICHAEL MINA, his eponymous signature restaurant in San Francisco, Michael is at the helm at the same location (formerly AQUA) and city where he first established his culinary reputation 20 years ago. 
 
With accolades including James Beard Foundation “Who’s Who of Food & Beverage” inductee, Gayot Restaurateur of the Year 2011, Food Arts Silver Spoon Award winner May 2011, Bon Appétit Chef of the Year 2005, San Francisco Magazine Chef of the Year 2005, as well as the International Food and Beverage Forum’s Restaurateur of the Year 2005, Michael continues to dazzle the culinary world with bold dining concepts that have contributed to San Francisco’s reputation as a world-class epicurean destination and made him an integral part of the dining scene across the country.
 
Michael’s culinary and business vision led to the founding of his company, Mina Group, with partner Andre Agassi in 2002.  Under the auspices of Mina Group, he has opened 17 concept restaurants and a lounge concept including MICHAEL MINA, CLOCK BAR, RN74, BOURBON STEAK, ARCADIA, STONEHILL TAVERN, SEABLUE, STRIPSTEAK, AMERICAN FISH, SALTWATER and WIT & WISDOM. 


The Buffet Fact Sheet

The Buffet Fact Sheet

LOCATION                           ARIA Resort & Casino                                   
                                               3730 Las Vegas Blvd.
                                                Promenade Level
 
DATE ESTABLISHED          December 16, 2009                            
 

EXECUTIVE CHEF              Craig Herber
 
GENERAL MANAGER        Grit Koppetz   

 
HOURS                                  
Breakfast; Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Lunch; Monday – Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Brunch; Thursday & Friday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Dinner; Monday – Thursday, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Gourmet Dinner; Friday – Sunday, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Weekend Brunch; Saturday & Sunday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 
CUISINE                               
All-you-can-eat gourmet dining experience featuring eight live action stations representing culinary techniques from around the globe
 
PRICE RANGE                     
Breakfast, $21.99
Lunch, $25.99
Dinner, $36.99
Gourmet Dinner, $41.99
Weekend Brunch, $31.99
*Children ages 3 and under are complimentary
*All day, add $16.99 for unlimited Mimosas, Bellinis, Bloody Mary’s, Premium beer and wine on TAP, red and white house made sangria, sparkling wine.


 
DESIGNER                            Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis Architects
 
DÉCOR                                 
Cutting-edge modern design conveyed through clean lines, natural materials, hundreds of glass cylinder lights and floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic


Tetsu Fact Sheet

Tetsu Fact Sheet

LOCATION                           ARIA Resort & Casino                        
                                               3730  Vegas Blvd.
                                               Inside of barMASA/off ARIA’s lobby
                                                                                                 
DATE ESTABLISHED          August 1, 2012             
 
CHEF/CREATOR                  Chef Masa Takayama
 
EXECUTIVE CHEF               Bonifacio Dela Cruz
 
HOURS                                   5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Thursday - Tuesday, closed Wednesday                       
 
RESERVATIONS                  Recommended by calling (702) 590-7111                                   
 
CUISINE                                Fine Japanese Grilling
 
SIGNATURE DISHES          
Toro Tartare with Caviar
Toro Fatty Tuna
Butterflied Scottish Langoustine
Kobe Garlic Fried Rice, Yakisoba Noodles and Seafood       Udon
 
WINE                          


Sage Fact Sheet

Sage Fact Sheet

LOCATION                           ARIA Resort & Casino           
                                                3730 Las Vegas Blvd. 
                                                Casino Level / Off Lobby
 
DATE ESTABLISHED          December 16, 2009                
 
CHEF/CREATOR                  Shawn McClain
 

CHEF  DE CUISINE              Christopher Heisinger

 GENERAL MANAGER        Carlos Moreno Ribera  

HOURS                                   Daily, Monday – Sunday, 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. 
                                                 
RESERVATIONS                  Recommended by calling (877) 230-2742                              
 
CUISINE                               
New American menu laced with strong Mediterranean subtexts
                                               
SIGNATURE DISHES      
Roasted Scallops with braised oxtail and wild mushrooms,
Foie Gras Custard Brûlée topped with crusted caramelized citrus and cocoa nibs
Charred Baby Octopus Caponata
 
WINE      &n


Lemongrass Fact Sheet

Lemongrass Fact Sheet

LOCATION                           ARIA Resort & Casino           
                                                3730 Las Vegas Blvd.             
                                                Casino Level   
 
DATE ESTABLISHED          December 16, 2009                                        
 
EXECUTIVE CHEF                Krairit Krairavee 
 
GENERAL MANAGER        Salisa Khamphusaen 
           
 
HOURS                                 Lunch and dinner; Daily, 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.       
 
CUISINE                                Thai & Chinese
 
SIGNATURE DISHES         
Lemongrass Prawns
Salmon Spring Roll with cheddar cheese and basil
Yam Nuea Yang Grilled Beef Salad with grape and mint
Black Pepper Prawns
 
SATAY BAR                         
Beef, poultry, pork and seafood skewers served with a variety of seasonings                        
 
DESIGNER                            AvroKo
 
DÉCOR          
Clean, contemporary interior reminiscent of traditional Thai silk factories featuring lush fabrics, bold colors and textures, raw and industrial materials creating an elegant yet accessible space 
           
DRESS CODE                                  


Julian Serrano Fact Sheet

Julian Serrano Fact Sheet

LOCATION                           ARIA Resort & Casino                                   
                                              3730 Las Vegas Blvd.
                                              Casino Level / Off Lobby
                                                                                                 
DATE ESTABLISHED          December 16, 2009                
 
CHEF/CREATOR                  Julian Serrano
 
CHEF DE CUISINE               Rafael Salines Catala  
 
GENERAL MANAGER        Christopher Bennett              
 
HOURS                                   Lunch and dinner; Sunday – Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
                                                Friday & Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.                    
 
RESERVATIONS                  Recommended by calling (877) 230-2742                                        
 
CUISINE                                Tapas & Paella
 
SIGNATURE DISHES        
Octopus w


ARIA - Jean Philippe Patisserie - Fact Sheet

ARIA - Jean Philippe Patisserie - Fact Sheet

LOCATION                                       ARIA Resort & Casino           
                                                            3730 Las Vegas Blvd. 
                                                            Casino Level
 
DATE ESTABLISHED                      December 16, 2009                            
 
PASTRY CHEF/CREATOR              Jean-Philippe Maury   
 

HOURS                                                Monday - Thursday, 6 a.m. – midnight    
                                                               Friday – Sunday, 6 a.m. – 1 a.m.


CUISINE                                               European-style pastry shop
 
MENU                                                
Specialty cakes, crepes, panini, pastries, cookies and a variety of chocolates featuring an exclusive line of bonbons and truffles and 20 house-made gelatos in unexpected flavors
                                                                                               
DESIGNER                  



Jean Georges Steakhouse Fact Sheet

Jean Georges Steakhouse Fact Sheet

LOCATION                           ARIA Resort & Casino                                   
                                               3730 Las Vegas Blvd.
                                                Promenade Level
 
DATE ESTABLISHED          December 16, 2009                
 
CHEF/CREATOR                  Jean-Georges Vongerichten    
 
CHEF DE CUISINE               Sean Griffin 
 
HOURS                                   Dinner, Daily, 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
                                                 
RESERVATIONS                  Strongly recommended by calling (877) 230-2742                             
 
CUISINE                                A modern approach to the traditional American steakhouse
 
SIGNATURE DISHES          
Soy-Glazed Short Rib with apple jalapeño puree and rosemary crumbs
Broiled Bone Marrow with parsley-lemon gremolata           
 
COCKTAILS                         Extensive bar program focusing on classic cocktails
 
DESIGNER                            Dupoux Design
 
DÉCOR
A black and ochre colo


Javier's Fact Sheet

Javier's Fact Sheet

LOCATION                           ARIA Resort & Casino           
                                                3730 Las Vegas Blvd. 
                                                Casino Level   
 
DATE ESTABLISHED          October 3, 2012
 
CO-FOUNDERS                    Javier Sosa and Mark Post
 
GENERAL MANAGER:       Omar Sosa      
 
HOURS                                   Daily, 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.
 
RESERVATIONS                  (866) 590-3637
 
CUISINE                               
Regionally influenced authentic Mexican cuisine featuring seafood, steaks, chicken and a selection of vegetarian dishes and Javier’s famous hand-shaken made-to-order margaritas.
 
DESIGNER                            Dodd Mitchell
 
DÉCOR                                 
Javier’s Mexican-influenced décor is warm, dramatic and sensuous. The lounge is adorned in 4,000 metal decorative nail heads called clavos and each decoration and piece of furniture was custom-made for the ARIA location, including hand-crafted pottery from Guadalajara, Mexico; reclaimed vintage belts adorning window and doorframes; and opalescent abalone tiles covering the walls and ceiling in The Marcos Room. The artistic anchor of the restaurant’s décor is the world’s largest piece of chainsaw art, spanning 25 feet and weighing 3,000 pounds, carved by celebrated artist J. Chester Armstrong. The intricate work of art features five 5 x 10-foot panels illustrating the Mayan Creation myth blended with modern Mexican history.
 
CAPACITY                           
The 9,000-square-foot restaurant features a circular main bar, intimate lounge and two expansive dining rooms seating a total of 28


FIVE50 Pizza Bar Fact Sheet

FIVE50 Pizza Bar Fact Sheet

LOCATION                            ARIA Resort & Casino           
                                                3730 Las Vegas Blvd. 
                                                Casino Level / Adjacent to the Race & Sports Book
 
DATE ESTABLISHED                    July 4, 2013                
 
CHEF/MANAGING PARTNER       Shawn McClain
 
EXECUTIVE CHEF                          Richard Camarota 
 
GENERAL MANAGER                    Matej Kos
 
HOURS                                             
Restaurant: Daily; 11:30 a.m. to midnight
Slice counter:  Daily; 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
                                                 
RESERVATIONS                  Recommended by calling (702) 590-7550                              
 
CUISINE                               
Modern spin on East Coast style pizza and Italian pizzerias; Also serving Italian-inspired specialty small plates and pastas as well as home-style desserts.


                                               
SIGNATURE DISHES          
Pizzas:
Gotham, Farmstead, Truffle, North Beach
Pastas: Ricotta Cavatelli, Pigs & Truffles
Meat & Cheese B



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