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Photos: Gordon Ramsay Steak officially opens at Paris with TV star chef

Gordon Ramsay Steak’s cooking demonstration and press conference at the Paris on Friday, May 11, 2012.
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Gordon Ramsay Steak Grand Opening

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He came -- and conquered. Controversial TV chef Gordon Ramsay is turning away diners in the hundreds lining up to get into his new Gordon Ramsay Steak at the Paris. Two nights and more than 350 people waited in vain to get into sample his eclectic mix of French and British fare, and that was before it opened officially today.

Make sure you make a reservation because of the overwhelming demand. Gordon gave a first-day demonstration to introduce his key kitchen staff and choked up, saying, “Las Vegas is the best city in the world to have a restaurant -- you’re simply not a respected chef unless you are in Vegas. It’s taken me two years from the start of this project to get to today’s opening.”

Now, in fact, he will have two venues here. Vegas DeLuxe has learned that in about two weeks, Caesars Palace officials will announce his second restaurant; a gastropub will be opening there. Contributing photographer Erik Kabik was on duty for the first-day’s fun. The Chunnel that links the British and French is re-created here from the casino floor right into the sleek and slick retro bar.

She’s not my sister! She’s not my aunt! She’s not a relative at all, but I give Hollywood TV and movie costume designer Allison Leach big kudos for her staff uniforms. The girls are glamorous in dangerously cut, thigh-high skirts, seamed stockings and stilettos. They look as if they’ve stepped right off the pages of a Victoria’s Secret catalog. They also get to wear smart, nattily tailored outfits.

We’ll have the full story and our interview with Gordon later, but we wanted to have these first photos to you ASAP.

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