LAS VEGAS (November 1, 2012) – Chef Angelo Sosa to introduce Poppy Den, a neighborhood Asian-gastropub, in Las Vegas this New Year’s Eve.
Critically acclaimed, award winning Chef Angelo Sosa will open Poppy Den, a new Asian-gastropub, this New Year’s Eve at Tivoli Village in Las Vegas. Poppy Den will provide local residents with the perfect opportunity to experience healthful, vibrant Asian flavors in a casual setting that evokes the euphoric beauty of the poppy flower itself. Simple yet daring, Sosa’s cuisine at Poppy Den will introduce a transporting culinary experience to the Las Vegas food scene – one reflective of his extensive travel through Asia and his classical training. Managing partners of Poppy Den are Bill Feather and Kelley Jones, a long-time colleague of Chef Sosa. The restaurant’s design embraces the warmth of natural light with a rustic, country setting where guests will enjoy Poppy Den’s fun and inventive dining experience. Complementing the rustic interior, the restaurant’s outdoor Poppy Garden will feature vibrant poppy flowers, fresh herbs, and peaceful surroundings.
“Tivoli Village is pleased to welcome Chef Angelo Sosa and his new restaurant concept to our center. We believe this perfectly complements the diverse culinary landscape we are building here and adds exciting new dimension to the variety that we pride ourselves on offering the community.” -Patrick Done, president of Tivoli Village
“We are very excited to partner with Angelo on Poppy Den. Having collaborated with him on numerous projects throughout the years, this is our opportunity to bring his incredible cooking style to Las Vegas. Poppy Den by Angelo Sosa will be a true neighborhood Asian-gastropub at Tivoli Village that will cater to the Las Vegas locals.” -Kelley Jones, managing partner of Trust3 Hospitality and partner of Poppy Den
“For months now, we’ve been searching for the right setting to collaborate with Chef Sosa, and we’re now thrilled to acquire the Petra location. The Kouretas family has been gracious in this undertaking. The opportunity to partner with Angelo Sosa and to introduce his brand and passion is very exciting.” -Bill Feather is partner of Poppy Den and former president of Planet Hollywood
“I’m truly looking forward to cooking for the residents of the nearby Summerlin community in Las Vegas. This is such an exciting time to be at Tivoli Village, I’m honored to be a part of it.” -Angelo Sosa, chef/owner of NYC’s Social Eatz, Añejo Tequileria and Poppy Den
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About Angelo Sosa:
Angelo Sosa graduated with High Honors from the Culinary Institute of America in 1997, after running the kitchen at the institute’s highly acclaimed Escoffier Room. Angelo has worked at a number of noted restaurants such as, Stonehenge Restaurant & Inn, Acqua, Jean Georges, TanDa, Ocean Club at Dune restaurant, Spice Market, and Yumcha; and consulted for some of the top names in the culinary industry: Stephen Starr’s Buddakan, the Asian-Mediterranean hot-spot LOFT, Morimoto, the iconic Malibu Inn, and Alain Ducasse’s Spoon Food & Wine in Paris among others.
Following his celebrated success in 2010, Angelo was cast as a Season 7 “Cheftestant” on Bravo’s hit reality show, Top Chef. He was then invited to compete on “Top Chef All Stars.” As the show drew to a close, Angelo launched NYC’s Social Eatz, designing a menu that reinterprets NYC staples with flavors from across Asia. The restaurant was awarded the Best Burger in the nation by Eater.com’s readers’ choice poll. In January 2012, Angelo opened Añejo Tequileria y Restaurante located in Hells Kitchen, putting his signature spin on traditional Mexican cuisine.
Media Contacts for Angelo Sosa:
Sosa Consulting Group
Sosa Consulting Group
About Tivoli Village:
Tivoli Village features a unique mix of retailers ranging from luxury brands to one-of-a-kind boutiques, as well as enticing restaurants. The unique shopping and dining destination is located in one of the most affluent sections of Southern Nevada, 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip and adjacent to One Queensridge Place. Tivoli Village is being developed by EHB Companies and IDB Group USA. For more information on events at Tivoli Village visit tivolivillagelv.com, follow Tivoli Village on Twitter @tivolivillagelv or like Tivoli Village on Facebook at facebook.com/tivolivillagelv.
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Media Contact for Tivoli Village:
SK+G Public Relations
Media Contact for Petra Greek Taverna:
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