Gordon Ramsay has announced plans for the first-ever Hell’s Kitchen–themed restaurant. Naturally, it will be at Caesars Palace on the Vegas Strip, and per the press release, it will provide tourists an opportunity for an immersive dinner, where they “feel like they too are part of the show — flames and all.” There will supposedly be a Red Kitchen and a Blue Kitchen, just like in the studio, and Variety also hears that guests will be offered “a daily themed brunch, dinner and bar menu.”
Appropriately, Ramsay’s big announcement came via Facebook Live, in a video where he talks for 30 seconds, then poses for pictures for 3 minutes in front of a 17-foot, flaming pitchfork.
“Fans of the show have been asking us to bring a Hell’s Kitchen restaurant to life since day one,” he says in the release, “so I’m thrilled to finally be doing it here at Caesars Palace.” Ramsay outlines their mission as “cooking extremely amazing lunches, fantastic dinners, and more importantly, capturing that live essence of that magic that’s gone into 19 seasons of Hell’s Kitchen.” Since that magic often consists of Ramsay berating people as “donkeys,” or contestants trying to serve pasta they’ve pulled out of the trash, it will be exciting to see the ambience of the new restaurant.
It all sounds very theatrical, and when it opens later this year — like it will — at the very least, it will be a good time for the show’s fans. For anyone who can’t wait to visit, this highlight reel from the show no doubt offers a glimpse of what’s in store for the IRL version.