By Don Douloff, October 30, 2008
Seven of the 17 Las Vegas eateries honoured with at least one star by the venerable Michelin Guide are located in MGM Mirage properties.
Receiving three Michelin stars is Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand, the only Las Vegas eatery to earn top honours. Earning two stars is chef Julian Serrano’s Picasso at Bellagio. Garnering one star are five MGM Mirage restaurants – L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand; Le Cirque at Bellagio; MICHAEL MINA Bellagio; Aureole at Mandalay Bay and miX atop THEhotel at Mandalay Bay.
Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand was the “Chef of the Century’s” first fine-dining restaurant in the U.S. and represents “exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey,” according to Michelin’s three-star criteria.
The restaurant joins 69 other restaurants worldwide to hold Michelin’s highest star rating.