Hong Kong’s Mott 32: Will open its first U.S. outpost in The Palazzo at the Venetian Resort

Apple-wood roasted Peking duck -- MAXIMAL CONCEPTS photo

Mott 32, a Hong Kong icon in modern Chinese cuisine and among the region’s most award-winning restaurants, will open its first U.S. outpost Dec. 24, bringing its Eastern concept to the West in the The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas.

The acclaimed menu combines authentic Chinese recipes that were handed down from generations and kicked up with progressive cooking techniques. Paired with exceptional mixology and stunning design, Mott 32 in Vegas will be one of a kind.

“We wanted to do something different by bringing a little of Hong Kong to Las Vegas. Mott 32 is one of the only upscale Cantonese restaurants born in the Far East that will come to The Strip,” says Patrick Lang, vice president of restaurant and nightlife development for Las Vegas Sands.

“Mott 32 is known for its stunning design, innovative yet authentic Chinese cuisine, delicious hand-crafted cocktails and first-class service wrapped up in a vibrant, energetic environment. It is a unique brand that appeals to both Western and Asian customers perfect for our guests at The Venetian.”

The name Mott 32 comes from New York City’s first Chinese convenience store that opened in 1891 at 32 Mott Street and was the nucleus for what is now a vibrant Chinatown in one of the most exciting cities in the world. Mott 32 is thus a celebration of Hong Kong culture and culinary tradition, and represents a modern Chinese city.

Steamed egg custard is topped with abalone and Iberico pork. -- MAXIMAL CONCEPTS photo

Farm-to-table cooking is at the heart of the restaurant’s menu. Led by Group Executive Chef Man-Sing Lee — a two-Michelin star chef in his previous role — and Vegas-based Head Chef Alan Ji, Mott 32’s culinary team meticulously sources the finest ingredients, allowing the authentic flavors to shine with delicacies derived from Cantonese, Szechuan and Beijing cultures.

The gourmet menu at Mott 32 will include Mott 32’s “signature cut” barbecue Pluma Iberico pork glazed with Yellow Mountain honey, assorted dim sum, South Australian lobster, Iberico pork with soft quail egg and black-truffle siu mai and crispy triple-cooked Wagyu beef short ribs.

“We are really excited about the opening of our new restaurant Mott 32 in December,” says Venetian and Palazzo Culinary Public Relations Manager Claudine Grant.

Mott 32 is a playful scene with a design that dares to be different. Renowned interior designer Joyce Wang will oversee the look after the critical success of her designs in Hong Kong and Vancouver, which includes winning the “World Interior of the Year” award out of all categories for Mott 32’s Hong Kong outlet.

In addition, New York industrialism will be paired with classic Chinese elements.

South Australian lobster dim sum will be a signature dish at Mott 32, when it opens Dec. 24. -- MAXIMAL CONCEPTS photo

The designs pay tribute to the history of Las Vegas — from a dining table made out of a vintage roulette wheel or the chandelier that is adorned with a feather boa.

These intricate elements, along with the venue’s open, spacious and inviting layout, provide the perfect setting for a full night experience.

“This is a most exciting period in our company’s history,” said Malcolm Wood, founder and group managing director of Maximal Concepts. “We’re excited to introduce the U.S. to a unique, luxurious yet comfortable fine-dining experience with a standard of authentic Chinese cuisine that does not exist here yet.”

Mott 32 is located inside The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort. It will span 11,715 square feet with five private dining rooms, and can seat up to 242 people at any one time. Mott 32 will serve dinner only seven days a week.

Factory Kitchen to open

The popular Italian trattoria in downtown Los Angeles, the Factory Kitchen, plans to open its second location at Venetian in December.

“I am excited and extremely thankful to The Venetian and Las Vegas Sands Corp. for the opportunity to open our first Las Vegas restaurant,” says Matteo Ferdinandi, CEO of the Factory Place Hospitality Group.

The space was designed by Architect Thomas Schlesser of Design Bureaux. It is being transformed into a vibrant 152-seat restaurant, filled with pops of The Factory Kitchen’s orange and forest green rustic tables made out of reclaimed woods.

In contrast with the organic earth tones are industrial details such as touches of rose gold that adorn the art deco-style light fixtures, cool concrete walls and plush banquettes in grey tones lining the perimeter of the restaurant. The facade will be interactive with the lively corridor that connects The Venetian and The Palazzo, but will offer guests comfort and privacy.

The Factory Kitchen is the product of a long-standing friendship between Beverage Director Francine Ferdinandi and Chef Angelo Auriana, who share the vision of imparting their Italian roots through food and hospitality. The original trattoria opened its doors in The Arts District in Downtown LA in 2013. Factory Kitchen takes its name from the street it’s located on and the former building complex that hosts it, but the restaurant’s soul is purely Italian.

In the kitchen, Chef Auriana prepares dishes using fresh, seasonal and locally sourced products from simple recipes passed down from generation to generation within Italian families.

The beverage director has created a wine list reflecting the essence of distinctive wine regions. Italian varietal wines are prevalent, but additional wines from Western European countries and other locales are served.

The bar program highlights artisanal cocktails, which focus on texture, subtle acidity and simplicity, while illuminating the main spirit. The Factory Kitchen Las Vegas will serve lunch and dinner.

Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Resort Las Vegas has all-suite accommodations, world-class restaurants, entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort’s standard suites are double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room.

The Venetian boasts Canyon Ranch Spa, a five-acre pool, garden deck, TAO nightclub, the Grand Canal Shoppes with retail shops and dining, and a 120,000-square-foot casino and poker room.

Conveniently connected to The Venetian, The Palazzo Las Vegas offers an alluring resort experience for those seeking a luxurious escape in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.

The resort features more than 2.3 million square feet of meeting and convention space, including the Venetian and Palazzo Congress Center and the world-famous Sands Expo Convention Center.

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas is a property of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sand

For more information, visit www.venetian.com.

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