From a young boy working in a Portuguese bakery, to a successful celebrity chef with 14 restaurants across the country, Emeril Lagasse has certainly made a name for himself in the culinary industry. Not long ago, you couldn't turn on the TV or radio without hearing him talk about how he will “add a lil love” to his culinary masterpieces on his cooking shows. Even now, though he's a shade less ubiquitous these days, you still can't go into a bookstore or even grocery store without a delicious product or a successful cookbook for sale. And on your next vacation, you can’t miss a chance at having a taste of Emeril Lagasse cuisine at one of his delicious restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas or Orlando.
To start his career with a BAM! Chef Emeril Lagasse opened his first restaurant more than two decades ago:, Emeril's New Orleans in the Big Easy‘s Warehouse district. Then just two years later came NOLA restaurant in the French Quarter, followed by Emeril’s Delmonico in the historic Garden District, where the menu features artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, and plates in three portion sizes. The restaurants all showcase famous Emeril "New New Orleans" and Creole cuisine, leaving diners with an unforgettable food and wine experience. The menus include a variety of local favorites such as crawfish tails in a Creole cream sauce, gumbo, dirty rice, or barbecue shrimp, which are a must on any Louisiana visit.
Emeril's New Orleans Fish House, opened next, with Las Vegas also becoming the home to three more of Emeril’s restaurants in years to come. He took a different approach for the style and cuisine of Table 10, with a menu that includes everything from rotisserie chicken to tempura fried ahi tuna. Then last year Emeril created the sports enthusiasts dream, Lagasse’s Stadium, the perfect place to kick back with cheesy bacon potato skins and a beer during a football game. Also worth checking out, right on the Vegas Strip, you’ll find the best Vegas steakhouse, Delmonico Steakhouse, a place to celebrate an anniversary with the grilled Filet Mignon Medallions or the roasted rack of lamb, accompanied by a bottle of wine. Emeril really brings steakhouse dining to a higher level by adding his Emeril flair and creole influences to the restaurant.
An additional restaurant Chef Lagasse created, in yet another exciting vacation destination, Orlando, is Tchoup Chop (pronounced chop-chop), with an extensive menu. Enjoy bento boxes at lunch and sushi; for dinner try entrees like the mahi mahi or sake braised beef short ribs. Just as he had satisfied guests’ love for Nawlins dining in Louisiana, he opened Emeril’s Orlando, one of the top Orlando restaurants, mentioned in every restaurant directory for Florida dining favorites.
Through all his restaurants spread across the country, Emeril Lagrasse allows you to enjoy a variety of flavors, with influences that span across the globe. He has truly proven he is here to stay amongst the best dining establishments, in the most exciting vacation destinations. He even has an Italian food restaurant in the works in the near future! Emeril’s restaurants near our resorts appeal to any palate and please even the pickiest of eaters, making them a dining option that shouldn’t be missed on your next vacation.