PBS Cooking Show Star Martin Yan Opens MY Asia at Renowned Horseshoe This Summer or Fall 2022
Caesars Entertainment is upping its dining game with a slew of new restaurants opening from celebrities and celebrity chefs. Now add James Beard Award winner and public television star Martin Yan as he brings his own restaurant, MY Asia, to Bally’s this year in Q3, just as the resort changes its name to the Horseshoe Las Vegas.
Yan – who was born in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China and raised in Hong Kong – focuses his menu on Asian flavors, offering a list of dishes such as Peking duck, dim sum, live seafood dishes and hand-pulled noodles from China, Japan, Vietnam and Thailand.
PGAL of Las Vegas designs the space with the Lucky Bell bar up front and a 130-seat dining room, where diners can watch chefs hand-pull noodles and work the wok station. The dining room is expected to feature murals and natural textures. MY Asia also plans to offer take-out, with orders placed in digital take-away lockers.
Yan plays in Yan knows how to cook on public television, distributing his recipes accessible to viewers since 1982. The James Beard Foundation awarded him Best TV Cooking Show in 1994, Best TV Food Journalism in 1996, and A Who’s Who of Food and drinks in America in 2001. He won a Daytime Emmy Award for his show in 1998 for Best Cooking Show.
In addition to founding a chain of Yan Can restaurants and the Yan Can International Cooking School in San Francisco, Yan is the author of over 30 cookbooks.
Bally’s parent company, Caesars Entertainment, has a boatload of restaurants attached to celebrities, celebrity chefs and big brands on the way. Lisa Vanderpump Vanderpump Rules and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fame opens Vanderpump in Paris in Paris Las Vegas while Nobu Matsuhisa and his fusion cuisine that mixes traditional Japanese dishes with Peruvian ingredients arrives in a third Las Vegas location in early 2022 at the resort. Martha Stewart’s first restaurant in Las Vegas, The Bedford by Martha Stewart, is set to open this spring in Paris Las Vegas. Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees co-owns Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux, taking over former Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill at Harrah’s Las Vegas with a sports restaurant. cake boss Buddy Valastro is opening a Boss Café by Buddy Valastro at the Linq in early 2022. At Caesars Palace, Peter Luger’s Steakhouse is opening late 2022 in Rao’s former space, while Dominique Ansel Las Vegas is launching its Cronuts and other pastries this summer.
Although not owned by Caesars Entertainment, The Forum Shops at Caesars plans to launch celebrity couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic’s Italian RPM at the mall attached to Caesars Palace. In 2023, country singer and coach on The voice Blake Shelton brings his own business to Las Vegas when Ole Red, a 27,000 square foot honky-tonk, debuts at the Grand Bazaar Shops across from Bally’s Las Vegas.
In 2021, Bally’s closed Tequila Taqueria Bar & Grill and Buca di Beppo, while the resort did not reopen its decadent Sterling Brunch at BLT Steak, which is also temporarily closed.
Caesars Entertainment plans to rebrand Bally’s Las Vegas to Horseshoe, an iconic name from Las Vegas’ past. Three new restaurants are on the horizon for the resort at the southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road.