Jean-Georges Opens 50th Project This Year


Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s group, Culinary Concepts, gloats that on November 1 he’ll open his 50th 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.