James Beard Award Winner and public television star Chef Martin Yan is bringing his internationally known style and flavors to the newly rebranded Horseshoe Las Vegas. Yan’s first Las Vegas restaurant, M.Y. Asia, will celebrate many of Asia’s beloved dishes and preparations and bring authentic Asia to the resort.
Yan should fit right in with the plethora of celebrity chefs in Las Vegas. For four decades, Yan has educated and entertained millions around the world. His Yan Can Cook series (3,500 shows and counting) is one of the longest-running cooking programs from Singapore to San Francisco. Beyond the public airwaves, Chef Yan’s business enterprise includes several successful restaurant ventures, 30 plus cookbooks, countless public appearances, and culinary consulting projects for many Fortune 500 businesses. Yan can be found on TV as a frequent judge and panel member in numerous national and international culinary competitions, including the Iron Chef on the Food Network (U.S. / Canada / Vietnam).
In Las Vegas, guests can expect him to stay true to his iconic style. style, M.Y. Asia diners will enjoy flavors from across the continent including specialties from China, Japan, Vietnam, and Thailand. Peking Duck, hand-pulled noodles, dim sum, and fresh live seafood anchor the seasonal menu.
The space is designed by PGAL and is designed to match the energy and enthusiasm of Chef Yan. Diners can kick off the night at the Lucky Bell Bar – a Yan signature, before heading into the 130-seat dining room. Guests will be transported into the kitchen with a hand-pulled noodle bar and wok kitchen that allows a full look into the chef team at work. Lively murals and natural textures combine to create an inviting space made for engaging and delicious meals for all occasions. Takeout guests will be treated to digital carryout lockers – adding whimsy and a wink to Chinese takeout while keeping the experience contact-free.
“I want to invite guests to taste and see the action, and what we will bring to the Las Vegas Strip,” said Yan. “Diners will not only discover and taste our amazing dishes but also our version of entertainment, making it an unforgettable experience.” He added.
“We are thrilled to welcome Chef Martin Yan and his first Las Vegas restaurant to the newly rebranded Horseshoe Las Vegas,” said Jason Gregorec, SVP and General Manager of Horseshoe Las Vegas. “As part of a multimillion-dollar transformation of Bally’s into Horseshoe, M.Y. Asia is one of several new experiences our guests can look forward to enjoying at the center-Strip resort.”
All eyes will be looking to add yet another celebrity chef star to the shining crown of the Las Vegas culinary world coming soon under the neon lights of this culinary epicenter.