Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s group, Culinary Concepts, gloats that on November 1 he’ll open his 5
0th property this year. Kaua'i Grill will open in Hawaii at the St. Regis Resort Princeville on November 1, shortly after the October 22 opening of Market by Jean-Georges at the W Boston. Meanwhile, Eat Me Daily points out that Las Vegas’s $11 billion CityCenter high-rises will house a virtual megaplex of celebrity-chef restaurants. Roll call: Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Masayoshi Takayama, Michael Mina, Julian Serrano, Wolfgang Puck, Sirio Maccioni, and (from Jean-Philippe Maury) the world’s largest chocolate fountain. AvroKO is also involved in the design of a Thai restaurant. Chances of this getting plugged on Top Chef sometime soon: almost 100 percent.