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The empire-building chef and restaurateur just opened his new classic French brasserie at Aria.

Breaking down Bardot Brasserie with Michael Mina

January 22nd, 2015

The empire-building chef and restaurateur just opened his new classic French brasserie at Aria.

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  • "This is the entertainment business, but for us what the customer will get still matters the most."

  • Between New York and Las Vegas, Neve has opened five different restaurants for the B&B empire.

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  • The chef closed his landmark Fleur de Lys restaurant in San Francisco earlier this year.

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  • The award-winning pizza maker is getting set to expand his presence in Las Vegas.

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  • The Light Group is opening Hearthstone at the Red Rock Resort this fall, and the chef is fired up about it.

  • The former Caesars Palace chef has returned to Las Vegas to open the new Border Grill—at Caesars Palace.

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