Chef of the Year – Chef Brian Lhee


chefBrianLheeExecutive Chef Brian Lhee of Yusho at Monte Carlo Named

“Chef of the Year” by Eater Vegas

Brian Lhee, Executive Chef of Yusho at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, was named “Chef of the Year” in Las Vegas for the 2014 Eater Awards. Lhee competed against Giada‘s Giada DeLaurentiis, Carson Kitchen‘s Kerry Simon, DB Brasserie‘s David Middleton and Japanese Cusine by Omae‘s Takeshi Omae. This is Lhee’s first Eater Award.

Renowned Chicago chef Matthias Merges introduced Yusho, a Japanese-inspired street food concept, to Las Vegas’ BLVD Plaza at Monte Carlo in April 2014. Along with the award-winning concept, Merges brought Lhee, who previously served as Chef de Cuisine at Yusho in Chicago, to oversee the culinary team and influence the menu with his take on Asian cuisine techniques and eclectic flavor combinations. Known for being playful and whimsical, Yusho’s cuisine has benefited from Lhee’s influence as the restaurant continues to be a culinary leader in Las Vegas and across the industry.


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Offering unpretentious luxury at an affordable price, Monte Carlo features 2,992 deluxe rooms and suites including the exclusive HOTEL32 at the top of the resort. Monte Carlo is home to the entertainment phenomenon Blue Man Group, a tranquil spa, lush pool and tantalizing restaurants and nightlife including the award-winning French cuisine of Andre’s, The Pub and Diablo’s Cantina, d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar and Dragon Noodle Co. & Sushi Bar. Monte Carlo recently unveiled a new outdoor plaza on Las Vegas Blvd featuring a variety of culinary venues in a casual and interactive environment: Yusho Japanese Grill & Noodle House, 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, Sambalatte Coffee Lounge & Espresso Bar, Double Barrel Roadhouse and BLVD Creamery. Monte Carlo is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit or call toll free at (888) 529-4828 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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