David Chang is bringing Momofuku to the Cosmopolitan

It’s about time.
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Our favorite Vegas food rumor has been confirmed. Michelin-starred, James Beard Award-winning, overall game-changing chef David Chang is bringing his Momofuku restaurant to the Cosmopolitan.

The resort’s announcement today did not include a timeline but The New York Times reports the venues will open by the end of the year.

In recent years, any time Chang has been spotted in any Las Vegas casino, speculation has swirled about whether he was ready to join the long line of East Coast celebrity chef figures migrating to the Strip. Chang founded his empire in 2004 with Momofuku Noodle Bar and has expanded to 13 Momofuku restaurants in New York City, Sydney, Toronto and Washington, D.C., plus a couple of bars and a bakery, Milk Bar, established by chef and owner Christina Tosi. The Cosmo projects, which will include Momofuku and Milk Bar, will be the first West Coast offerings from Chang and Tosi.

Cosmopolitan, which opened more than five years ago with an impressive restaurant lineup including Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, Estiatorio Milos, Scarpetta, STK, and José Andrés’ Jaleo and China Poblano, has recently announced other additions to its dining landscape, the upcoming Beauty & Essex, Eggslut and Zuma.

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