Quick Hits: Robert Irvine’s New Las Vegas Restaurant

Robert Irvine
Robert Irvine

Photo Credit: Erik KabikCelebrity chef Robert Irvine surprised audience members at his live show at the Tropicana, “Robert Irvine LIVE,” when he revealed the name and concept of his newest Las Vegas restaurant, Robert Irvine’s Public House coming summer 2017, at the resort.

This marks Irvine’s first foray into the Las Vegas culinary scene with one-of-a-kind food and entertainment inspired by Irvine’s culinary travels from around the world

“Robert Irvine’s Public House is all about the people,” he said during his show at the Tropicana. “The all-new restaurant will be the perfect entertainment venue for locals and tourists alike featuring a pub environment, where guest are invited to congregate and enjoy great food and drinks. Once you see the restaurant space, you will be wowed.

His live show mimicked his Food Network shows “Dinner: Impossible” and “Restaurant: Impossible.” The former British Navy cook walked into theater with no knowledge of what he was about to face. From cheek retractors to handcuffs, Irvine faced three cooking challenges brought on by the audience during the 120-minute live interactive show. More than 20 audience members were called to the stage to help, ambush and compete against the celebrity chef. In the end, Irvine successful made the impossible possible with three dishes in a turnaround time of only 15 minutes each.

In May 2016, the Food Network chef announced that he would be teaming up with Tropicana to open his first restaurant concept on the Las Vegas Strip. At that time, the buff Irvine repelled 22 stories (220 feet) down the exterior of the hotel, greeting guests in true Robert Irvine-fashion.