FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2010
MARCUS SAMUELSSON AND RICK MOONEN HOST DINNER AT RICK MOONEN’S RM SEAFOOD AT MANDALAY BAY IN LAS VEGAS
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LAS VEGAS – After knocking out 17 of the country’s best chefs on Bravo’s hit show Top Chef Masters, Rick Moonen and Marcus Samuelsson put fierce food competition aside to host an evening of cooking and collaboration at Moonen’s eponymous restaurant—rm seafood upstairs at Mandalay Bay. The evening will benefit the Three Square Food Bank, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending hunger in Southern Nevada.
The event will kick-off June 23 at 5 p.m. with a cooking demonstration from Samuelsson, with Chef Moonen gamely serving as his sous chef, followed by a reception of hors’ d'oeuvres and cocktails. The chefs will then team up for a five-course dinner showcasing their distinct culinary styles. Each will be responsible for alternate courses, while working together to harmonize their unique gastronomic perspectives and create a once-in-a-lifetime meal.
Guests not only will have the opportunity to interact with both chefs throughout the event but Samuelsson’s cookbook, New American Table, which was nominated for a 2010 James Beard Foundation Award, and Chef Moonen’s Fish Without a Doubt, also will be available for purchase and personalized autograph.
Tickets are priced at $125 per person (tax and gratuity not included). For reservations, please call (702) 632-9300 or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Marcus Samuelsson
Marcus Samuelsson is an award-winning chef, restaurateur and cookbook author. He was recently honored as a guest chef at the White House under the Obama Administration, where he planned and executed the administration’s first state dinner. Currently, he is developing the Red Rooster in Harlem. The restaurant will celebrate the roots of American cuisine in one of New York City’s liveliest and culturally rich neighborhoods.
About Rick Moonen
In the midst of the desert, Chef Rick Moonen has built a paragon of fine dining using the finest treasures from the sea. This James Beard Award winner’s multi-level restaurant at Mandalay Bay includes a 250-seat casual bistro and sushi bar and an 80-seat intimate fine dining room where guests can feast on pristine seafood in the middle of the desert. Moonen, who has appeared on Oprah, Top Chef Las Vegas and both seasons of Top Chef Masters ensures that every fish on his menu is caught or farmed in a way that isn’t harmful to the ocean or other creatures.
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