Fine Entertainment chef Yvonne Maatouk talks gluten-free, consistency, Las Vegas


PBR Rock Bar & & Grill at World Hollywood.

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015|10 a.m.

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Chef Yvonne Maatouk runs the show at World Hollywood’s PBR Rock Bar & & Grill

. J.B. Mauney, Dream at PBR Rock Bar & & Grill Introduce slideshow”Rockhouse Grand Opening at The Venetian Introduce slideshow”Editor’s Note: As Robin Leach spends household time in La Jolla, Calif., after returning from his annual Italian journeys, numerous of our Strip characters have stepped forward in his absence to pen their words ofknowledge. We continue

today with Golden Gate President and owner Mark Brandenburg and Fine Dining establishment Group business executive chef Yvonne Maatouk. Ladies first with Yvonne and her hat trick supervising Las Vegas restaurants: I believe the very best word for exactly what I do is” difficult.”Yeah, challenging matches it very well. Challenging is being gluten-free and preparing huge pizzas, barbecue brisket and burgers all day– which I am, and I do. As business executive chef for the dining establishments of Fine Home entertainment Group, I put on numerous hats. Locals and visitors to Las Vegas have expectations when it concerns dining, as Las Vegas has actually become a dining establishment location. When you see

a dining establishment for the first time, certain standards are set. The decoration tells you something about exactly what you can expect from the dining experience and may mean the kind of food. There has to be a consistency to make sure a remarkable experience, and that’s where I go into. I began working for Fine Home entertainment Group when I opened PBR Rock Bar & Grill at World Hollywood more than four years back. I have been head chef there ever since, and my function has definitely broadened. I have helped out with menu planning and execution at Rockhouse at the Venetian and have actually because broadened with Fine’s purchase of Chayo at the Linq Hotel and our opening of area bar Parkway Pub (formerly Roadrunner )at Flamingo and 215.

I use lots of hats. Different hats. Stetson, sombreros, trucker hats, you call it. Parkway Tavern’s experience revolves around the 250 beers available, and Rockhouse and PBR Rock Bar deal with the travelers who check out

this fantastic city. My viewpoint changes when dealing with the properties. The principles are each so various, and our clientele and company levels identify how I create menus and structure kitchen areas.

It’s all part of running an effective business. There are dishes on the menu at PBR Rock Bar in which our

customers at Parkway Pub have no interest. The goal is to offer an item and experience for individuals in each area, and it’s my job to figure it out. Individuals ask me how my mindset changes, moving my equipments from one dining establishment

to another. In my role as corporate executive chef, I believe it is very important to maintain the very same stability when moving around each home. The concepts and menus vary, however my obligations, and the obligations and objectives of my cooks, continue to be the exact same. Our focus is on consistency

of our item, correct execution of dishes, efficient staff management and more. OK, so the gluten-free thing. Everyone asks if I get tired of talking about it, so here it is– written and indelible. Possibly I’ll just bring a copy of this around with me from

now on. Yes, I have actually gluten level of sensitivity; no, it does not trouble me dealing with foods I can’t enjoy. I can taste all of the food that comes out of my kitchen, but I certainly can not sit there consuming chicken-and-waffle pizzas all the time. Ahhh, that’s better.

It does influence my choices, however. I definitely take food allergies and level of sensitivities into consideration more than I made use of to. My goal is to offer the guests of all our dining establishments with terrific dining choices. That implies making certain we have certain items on the menu that fill their requirements or at least can be quickly customized to accommodate them. So, who wants to get a(protein-style) burger? Make sure to look into our other visitor column today from Golden Gate President and owner

Mark Brandenburg. Likewise check out my visit with Shania Twain for her “Rock This Country Tour “stop Saturday night in San Diego. We’ll have our final guest columns as I wrap my family holiday in La Jolla and return for Thursday’s premiere of Celine Dion at Caesars Palace and a star-studded Labor Day Weekend. Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous “fame has been a reporter for more than 50 years and has actually spent the previous 15 years providing readers the within scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground. Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Robin_Leach. Follow Las Vegas Sun Entertainment+ Luxury Elder Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at VDLXEditorDon.

Rockhouse Calling itself Las

Vegas'” ultra-dive bar, “the Rockhouse(previously at the Imperial Palace/now Quad)mixes an edgy ambiance with the glamor of Sin City. The party-goers ‘play area features lighting and noise with the very best DJs in Las Vegas

mixing positive rock, hip-hop and dance music. The main bar and the walk-up daiquiri bar feature two-for-one specials in a prime center-Strip location. Patrons can consume from customized 80-ounce novelty guitar-shaped containers while sports enthusiasts can relax and see a video game on any of the 80 HDTVs. A number of tables are available for beer pong and bench hosts regular tournaments throughout the year. The 9,000-square-foot area also includes a mechanical bull. The Rockhouse is open at 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday and typically surrounds 2 a.m. It opens at 10 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and closes when the celebration

stops, as late as 6 a.m. 3355 South Las Vegas & Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-731-9683 PBR Rock Bar & Grill The PBR Rock Bar & Grill offers a 13,000-square-foot indoor restaurant and a 3,000-square-foot outdoor structure, where individuals can consume terrific food, catch rays on the patio, view their preferred sporting events, pay attention to live music, beverage, dance and party,

all while viewing other visitors ride the mechanical bull. PBR is open for breakfast, lunch, supper and late-night dining.

The menu ranges from barbecue potato chip nachos to Dorito Crusted Mac and Cheese and Memphis Design barbecue pork sandwiches. The interior and outside function 115 flat screen TVs, a cutting edge sound system and lighting system, a custom-made Jumbotron, a stage for live performances, a live DJ booth and tire swings that hang from the ceiling. 3667 S. Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-750-1685

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