‘Vanderpump Rules’: When Will Lisa Vanderpump’s New Restaurant Open?
Is Vegas ready for Vanderpump? Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump is expanding her restaurant empire. Fresh off the successful opening of Tom Tom, she’s set to unveil Vanderpump Cocktail Garden sometime in 2019. And in a big change, the new restaurant will be located in Las Vegas, not Los Angeles. Here’s what we know so far about the restaurateur’s latest venture.
Vanderpump Cocktail Garden will open in spring 2019
Vanderpump Cocktail Garden will be located at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip, between The Colosseum and the entrance to The Forum Shops. It’s taking over the spot formerly occupied by Fizz, which was co-created by Elton John’s husband David Furnish. The restaurant should open sometime in April 2019, the Vanderpump Rules star told Bravo’s The Feast.
“Caesars came to us and said, ‘We would love to have you.’ And it’s such a compliment… I love Vegas so it’s going to be an exciting restaurant for us,” she said.
What to expect from Vanderpump Cocktail Garden
Vanderpump is promising to bring a taste of Los Angeles to Sin City with her new cocktail spot. It will be modeled after Villa Blanca, SUR, Pump, and Tom Tom.
“I have always loved Las Vegas –it has always been a dream of mine to see our brand in lights at the iconic Caesars Palace,” Vanderpump said in a statement last November. “Vanderpump Cocktail Garden will combine the sexy atmosphere of our other establishments injected with the Vegas energy that brings millions of guests who visit year after year.”
Visitors can expect craft cocktails, Vanderpump’s own signature-branded Sangria and Rosé, and a well-crafted wine list. For food, there will be an array of small bites.
Vanderpump and her husband Ken Todd are designing the space, along with creative director Nick Alain, who also worked on Tom Tom. Vanderpump Cocktail Garden will pair natural elements with industrial touches and have an indoor patio with trees and romantic lighting. Inside, there will touches of pink balanced by more masculine details, as well as cozy booths. And once the lounge opens, there’s always the possibility you’ll run into Vanderpump or another reality TV star.
Vanderpump was recently in Las Vegas, where she posted a video of herself dancing with a statue of Caesar, noted she was “So happy to be joining the @caesarspalace family!”
Fans are certainly excited for the new restaurant, with comments like “we have to go there!!!” and “we have a future reason to go to Vegas” flooding the post.
Hopefully, Vanderpump Cocktail Garden will mirror the recent success of Tom Tom. The cocktail lounge, which opened in August 2018, was just nominated for the best new bar of the year by Los Angeles Travel Magazine. And Caesars certainly seems excited to have another celebrity-owned restaurant in-house.
“Caesars Palace has a long history of working with notable names; from renowned chefs to legendary music icons — we’re proud to now partner with Lisa Vanderpump to bring her first venture to Las Vegas,” said Caesars Palace regional president, Gary Selesner. “We look forward to Vanderpump bringing Los Angeles flair combined with the extravagance of the Strip.”
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