Tonight, New Year's Eve, was our grand opening for the Cosmopolitan casino. I guess the 15th was the "soft" opening. It was packed both in the casino and in my restaurant, but my station wasn't too busy. I actually got out before midnight, so in my book it turned out to be a great New Year's Eve.
Jay-Z and Coldplay headlined tonight at the casino. I'm not a fan of either, but apparently a few of my coworkers saw Jay-Z and Beyonce around, and Coldplay had lunch at my restaurant. That's somewhat cool. What's really cool is that all the cooks got to take a picture with Jose Andres and Ferran Adria today. Those are the celebrities that we as cooks care about! Look them up if you don't know. Jose Andres even patted me on the back and thanked me. I would have shaken his hand but I was peeling shrimp at the time! Anyway, I'll post the picture once I get it emailed to me.
So happy new year! 2011 should be interesting.