LAS VEGAS (August 28, 2019) – Ambra Italian Kitchen + Bar is officially dishing up delicious food, refreshing cocktails and good vibes nightly at MGM Grand. The Strip’s newest restaurant blends classic Italian fare and craft cocktails with its colorful surroundings, creating a fun and convivial dinner experience. Ambra’s menu takes time-honored classics to the next level with vibrant flavors, avant-garde recipes and interactive presentations.
Dai Matsuda was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he held two passions – surfing and cooking. Matsuda fell in love with Italian cuisine at a young age and recalls his obsession with learning how to craft the perfect carbonara while applying for his first job at a local Italian joint. He quickly realized he was meant to be a professional chef and at the age of 23 moved to New York City to pursue his dream – this move was the catalyst for an accomplished career, leading to his current role as executive chef at Ambra Kitchen + Bar at MGM Grand.
Matsuda attended the Culinary Institute of America in New York, where he earned an Associate of Occupational Studies degree in 2006. While building his skills in class, he took the opportunity to explore and taste the renowned restaurants in the city. “The first meal I tried in New York City is the most memorable moment in my career,” Matsuda recalls. “I had the famous Spaghetti al Pomodoro by Scott Conant and remember feeling shocked at how different the food was in New York City compared to Hawaii.”
LAS VEGAS, NV (July 17, 2019) –MGM Grand will addAmbra Italian Kitchen + Bar to its array of culinary hot spots this August. Gourmands, tastemakers, party-goers and the like will be lured to The Strip’s newest restaurant and lounge to experience freshly made pastas, artisanal libations and sensual sounds, making it the place to begin a memorable night on the town.
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