FROM WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE
LAS VEGAS, NV (July 20, 2004) - Wine Spectator magazine has named Delmonico Steakhouse a Grand Award winner in their August 31 issue. Chef/proprietor Emeril Lagasse is also featured on the cover of the magazine. The Grand Award is the highest honor, given to restaurants that show “a passionate, uncompromising devotion to the quality of their wine program.” Typically, winning restaurants offer 1,250 selections or more and feature serious breadth of top producers, outstanding depth in mature vintages, a selection of large-format bottles, excellent harmony with the menu and superior organization, presentation and wine service. Delmonico Steakhouse is Lagasse’s second restaurant to receive a Grand Award. His flagship restaurant, Emeril’s in New Orleans received the award in 1999.
Delmonico Steakhouse opened its doors in May 1999 in the Venetian Resort/Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas. Delmonico Steakhouse is a classic American steakhouse with Creole influences, reflective of Chef Emeril’s world famous ‘new’ New Orleans cooking. Delmonico Steakhouse takes its name from the legendary, century-old institution, Delmonico Restaurant located in New Orleans. Delmonico, an icon in the restaurant industry, was reopened by Lagasse in 1997.
Upper management at Delmonico Steakhouse includes Dana D’Anzi, Chef de Cuisine; Michael Olsen, General Manager; and Kevin Vogt, Master Sommelier.
Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of nine restaurants including three in New Orleans (Emeril’s Restaurant, NOLA and Emeril’s Delmonico); two in Las Vegas (Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House and Delmonico Steakhouse); two in Orlando (Emeril’s Orlando and Emeril’s Tchoup Chop); one in Atlanta (Emeril’s Atlanta) and one in Miami (Emeril’s Miami Beach). Lagasse became a national TV personality with the Food Network’s production of “The Essence of Emeril” and “Emeril Live.” In addition, Lagasse is also Food Correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America.” An established cookbook author, Chef Emeril Lagasse has written nine books including Emeril’s New New Orleans Cooking, Louisiana Real and Rustic, Emeril’s Creole Christmas, Emeril’s TV Dinners, Every Day’s A Party, Primetime Emeril, Emeril’s There’s A Chef in My Soup!, From Emeril’s Kitchens and Emeril’s There’s A Chef in My Family, his second children’s cookbook. As of July 2003, over 3.5 million copies of his books have been sold. In September 2002, Emeril established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support and encourage programs creating developmental and educational opportunities for children. Lagasse’s corporate office, Emeril’s Homebase, is located in New Orleans. Emeril’s Homebase houses Lagasse’s restaurant operations, as well as cookbook and recipe development and testing, product shipping, the emerils.com website, and a store front for Lagasse’s signature products.
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