MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Foxwoods® Resort Casino, Big Night Entertainment Group (BNEG) and Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri are excited to announce the opening of Guy Fieri’s Foxwoods Kitchen + Bar at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Friday, November 25 at 11:00 a.m.
This fall, chef, restaurateur, author and host of Food Network’s top-rated show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, is bringing his love affair with food to BNEG’s impressive roster of award-winning dining and entertainment venues which include GEM Italian Kitchen, Nightclub & Lounge, Red Lantern Boston, Red Lantern Foxwoods, Scorpion Bar Patriot Place, Scorpion Bar Foxwoods, High Rollers Luxury Lanes & Lounge, Shrine, and Empire Asian Restaurant & Lounge. The new restaurant is located on the casino level of the Grand Pequot Tower.
The aesthetic of the 9,800-square-foot venue is conceived by Peter Niemitz of Niemitz Design Group and is guaranteed to wow guests with its’ open kitchen with large wood ceiling beams, floor to ceiling windows, custom furniture in brown leathers and suedes, and hand-made metal iron chandeliers which create a modern rustic feel. A 42-foot wooden top bar designed with tempered glass overlooks the casino and two 90” television screens sit above the bar for guests to view their favorite sporting events. A symbolic Eagle presides over the restaurant’s center banquette and an eight-top chef’s table located next to the kitchen provides for an all-encompassing dining experience.
“We are thrilled to welcome Guy and his incredible team to the Foxwoods and Big Night families,” said Ed Kane, Principal of Big Night Entertainment Group. “His culinary expertise combined with the full flavor profiles of his signature dishes are unlike anything offered throughout the area.”
Chef Fieri brings his signature American-style cuisine to the people of Foxwoods featuring robust, bold flavors with menu highlights like his Insta-famous Trash Can Nachos, BBQ Bahn Mi, Bacon Mac-N-Cheese Burger, and Lobster Agra Diavolo, as well as a hearty selection of signature sandwiches, burgers, fork + knife entrees and mouthwatering desserts like the Seven-Layer Dark Chocolate Whiskey Cake.
Additionally, the 258-seat restaurant features a full premium bar with an extensive selection of liquors, wines, bottled and draft beers. Chef Fieri’s creative cocktail menu includes house made syrups and craft cocktails featuring daring flavors and signature drinks like the Caliente Margarita, the Tattooed Mojito and Guido’s Freaky Tiki.
“Bringing my restaurant to Foxwoods is a huge opportunity for me,” said Guy Fieri. “Working with Big Night Entertainment, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, and the Foxwoods team has been exciting because these are folks who know how to bring a big time experience to their guests. At Guy’s, we’re all about scratch-made food, killer cocktails, and a good time.”
Guy Fieri’s Foxwoods Kitchen + Bar is located at 350 Trolley Line Boulevard in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The kitchen will be open daily from 11AM – 10PM. For more information and to make a reservation, visit www.guysfoxwoods.com or call (860) 312-5000.
ABOUT BIG NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
Big Night Entertainment Group (BNEG) was founded in 2006 by veteran restaurant and nightclub owners Ed and Joe Kane along with marketing and entertainment expert Randy Greenstein. Since, the group has opened some of the hottest restaurants, nightclubs, and entertainment venues in the New England area including: Red Lantern Boston, Red Lantern Foxwoods, Empire Restaurant & Lounge, GEM Italian Kitchen, Nightclub & Lounge, Shrine Nightclub, Red Lantern Foxwoods, Scorpion Bar Patriot Place, Scorpion Bar Foxwoods, and High Rollers Foxwoods. BNEG has been ranked as one of the "Top Places to Work" by The Boston Globe three years in a row.
ABOUT GUY FIERI
Guy Fieri, chef, restaurateur, author and Emmy Award-winning host, began his love affair with food at the age of ten, selling soft pretzels from a three-wheeled bicycle cart he built with his father called “The Awesome Pretzel.” Supplementing the pretzel income with six years of dishwashing wages, Guy earned enough money to pursue his dream of studying abroad as an exchange student in Chantilly, France. There he gained a profound appreciation for international cuisine, the rigor of technique and the importance of fresh ingredients, and the experience further strengthened his passion for food. After graduating from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a degree in hospitality management, Guy launched his culinary career in 1996 with the opening of Johnny Garlic’s, his first restaurant based in his hometown of Santa Rosa, CA. Since then, Guy has created a thriving culinary empire as the host of top-rated TV shows Guy’s Big Bite, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Guy’s Grocery Games; author of five New York Times bestselling cookbooks; and owner of 45 restaurants across the country. In 2017, Guy will continue to expand internationally with restaurants opening in South Africa and Dubai. Guy released his sixth book, Guy Fieri Family Food, in October 2016, and continues to steadfastly support the charity he founded, Cooking with Kids, which is dedicated to teaching kids to cook while instilling self-esteem, self-reliance and a healthy lifestyle. Guy lives in Northern California with his wife, Lori and two boys – Hunter and Ryder.
ABOUT FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO
Foxwoods Resort Casino is the premier resort destination in the Northeast. As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods offers a vast array of gaming in seven casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to quick service, world-renowned spas, award-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, and exclusive retailers. Perfect for both recreation and business, Foxwoods provides modern and versatile convention and meeting space to infuse new life into any meeting or event. Foxwoods Resort Casino is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. For a comprehensive look at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation visit Foxwoods.com.