Ayesha Curry, Michael Mina and Celebrity Guests Celebrate Opening of International Smoke at MGM Grand Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (December 30, 2019) – On Monday night, restaurateur Ayesha Curry and award-winning chef Michael Mina officially opened International Smoke Las Vegas at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. The duo celebrated the Las Vegas debut of their popular restaurant brand with family and friends.

 

Ayesha, looking chic in a black International Smoke bomber jacket complemented by red, thigh-high boots, was accompanied by husband and Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry. Upon their arrival, the pair posed for photos outside of the venue with Chef Mina and took pictures with a few lucky International Smoke diners before sitting down to enjoy their meal. Additionally, four-time GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Drake joined the group for dinner.

 

The group sipped on favorites like the Gina Jamaica, prepared with Tito’s vodka, Barsol Pisco, cucumber and basil, as well as the Shape Shifter made with Espolon Blanco, passion fruit, pineapple and honey. For dinner, the group enjoyed an all-star feast of signature menu items including the Shaking BeefBraised Jamaican Oxtail and Smoked St. Louis Cut Pork Ribs served American barbeque style.

Additional moments for International Smoke’s Grand Opening were captured on MGM GrandAyesha Curry and Michael Mina’s Instagram pages.

 

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ABOUT MGM GRAND

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino is “The Entertainment Authority,” creating the ultimate Las Vegas experience.  A variety of accommodations serve every need while guests discover signature dining by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, International Smoke Las Vegas, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill, Michelin three-star restaurant Joël Robuchon and Morimoto Las Vegas. In addition to a pampering spa and salon and an elaborate conference center with over 850,000 square feet of meeting space, the resort offers a wide-range of world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena; the epic KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; world-famous dance crew Jabbawockeez; master illusionist David Copperfield; Topgolf Las Vegas; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and Hakkasan Las Vegas. MGM Grand is owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mgmgrand.com, call toll free at (877) 880-0880 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL SMOKE

International Smoke infuses the way we gather, share, and experience food with flair and a healthy dose of attitude. Stemmed from Chef Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry’s personal travels around the world, the restaurant celebrates food as the heart of the community and spotlights woodfired steaks, seafood, and ribs. International Smoke recognizes that fire is the start of all cooking and every country shares this culinary spark. The concept debuted in 2016 as a pop-up in MINA Test Kitchen and now has permanent locations in San Francisco, Miami, San Diego and Las Vegas. For more information, follow International Smoke on Instagram @internationalsmoke, Facebook @internationalsmoke and Twitter @EatAtSmoke.

 

ABOUT MINA
MINA is a San Francisco-based restaurant management company specializing in creating and operating upscale, innovative restaurant concepts. MINA is led by Chef/Founder Michael Mina whose accolades include James Beard Foundation “Who’s Who of Food and Beverage” inductee in 2013, Bon Appétit Chef of the Year, San Francisco Magazine Chef of the Year, and International Food and Beverage Forum’s Restaurateur of the Year. Operating since 2003, MINA currently manages over 40 restaurants including BARDOT BRASSERIE in Las Vegas; BOURBON PUB and MICHAEL MINA’s TAILGATE in Santa Clara; BOURBON PUB at San Francisco International Airport; BOURBON STEAK in DC, Glendale, Miami, Nashville, Orange County, Santa Clara and Scottsdale; CLOCK BAR in San Francisco; INTERNATIONAL SMOKE in San Francisco, Miami, San Diego and Las Vegas; MARGEAUX BRASSERIE and PETIT MARGEAUX in Chicago; MICHAEL MINA in San Francisco and Las Vegas; MINA BRASSERIE in Dubai; MINA’S FISH HOUSE in Oahu; OSTERIA CAL MARE in Springfield; PABU in San Francisco and Boston; PIZZA & BURGER in Miami Beach; RN74 in Seattle; STRIPSTEAK in Las Vegas, Miami Beach and Waikiki; THE HANDLE BAR in Jackson Hole; THE RAMEN BAR in San Francisco; THE STREET FOOD HALL in Waikiki, and TRAILBLAZER TAVERN in San Francisco. For a complete list of restaurants please visit http://michaelmina.net. Follow Michael Mina on Facebook at Michael Mina, and on Instagram and Twitter at @ChefMichaelMina.