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Las Vegas – Las Vegas recently rolled out the red carpet for Martha Stewart. She celebrated the opening of her first restaurant, The Bedford by Her Martha Stewart’s Grand, and walked it through with a royal touch of purpose and entertainment.
Stewart, in Paris, looked elegant in a flowing yellow gown with ostrich feather feather sleeves and stunning Yves Saint Laurent earrings, and was admired by aficionados, industry insiders, and fans alike. He held court in a crowd of dear friends and others. Her best friend Snoop Dogg surprised her when he showed up to help her celebrate.
Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo also joined her in a crowd made up of famous cooks and stars. Among them was legendary chef and former James Beard winner Martin Yang (Yan Kang Kwok).
Guests dine on her signature dishes such as baked Oyster Rockefeller topped with Pernod cream, spinach, watercress and parsley crumbs, along with refreshing red and yellow gazpacho shots, a variety of salads and small heaping desserts. We were treated well.
Why Las Vegas? asked Stewart. “I love Las Vegas. I actually decorated the Bellagio for Christmas many years ago.” “It’s been great,” he said, partnering with Caesars Entertainment.
And Stewart’s new restaurant is an ode to the charm found in her personal home. The restaurant is entirely inspired by her 1925 country farmhouse in Bedford, New York and includes an exact replica of her own brown faux bois (artificial wood) dining room. Beautifully detailed, there is not an inch of the restaurant that does not reflect the identity of the legendary lifestyle master. Curated by Martha herself and her team, the décor is understated elegance thanks to an understated, neutral color scheme and simple yet elegant furnishings. From the dishes to the glasses to the sconce, and the way some angles of the restaurant give you the feeling of looking out into Martha’s backyard, this restaurant is a true reflection of her lifestyle. .
In fact, if you’re not sure, you’d think you were invited to dine at Stewart’s real farmhouse in Bedford, not Las Vegas glitz.
Dishes include sour cherry rosemary focaccia, warm Parker House rolls, halibut and corn chowder with clam and tomato confit, whole roast chicken (carved tableside) skin lifted and herb breaded. I’m here. that’s right. Also on the menu is Big Martha’s Pierogis stuffed with potatoes and brown butter. You can order it with golden ostra caviar and sour cream. There are also her famous “smash” baked potatoes. The potato is slammed in front of you, releasing its super fluffy interior.
For dessert, we recommend dropping everything and diving into her signature upside-down lemon meringue pie.
The next day, at a special brunch hosted by Stewart for a select group of invited guests in the main dining room of the 196-seat restaurant, she shared her excitement about partnering with Caesars and successfully found the right partner to share. based on what you did. same vision. “You can’t be successful if you can’t find people who are like you,” Stewart said. That includes her attention to excellence in every section of her restaurant and how important the presentation of her food is.
Martha is pure Martha at this point — tell people to start eating and court. How tight is she with Snoop? “We’ve been very close since he first appeared on my show many years ago, and that’s where he made the brownies,” she says. I was engrossed in the delight of my guests.
Then someone asks her who she admires the most. The 81-year-old culinary icon pauses for a moment and softens a little. When she was 94, she was as sharp as ever. new york times From cover to cover every day, I never complained about anything. She was a schoolteacher who raised her six children. She still meets people who she says, “Your mother was my teacher.” This means a lot to me. I don’t know how many people attended her services when she died. It was shocking. The outpouring of love and affection was incredible. ”
What plans does she have for the restaurant’s future? “Wait till you find out what’s coming for Christmas!” And knowing Martha, it’s going to be a legend.