Emeril to Open Restaurant in Mississippi Casino

Island View Casino Resort officials announced Monday that Gulfport, MS' only casino has signed an agreement with world-renowned chef Emeril Lagasse to open Emeril's New Orleans Fish House on the Gulf Coast. Lagasse—an internationally recognized restaurateur, television personality and author—joined Island View Casino owner Rick Carter at a press conference at the casino to unveil renderings of the 9,000 square-foot, 200-seat restaurant. The restaurant, which will serve lunch and dinner, was designed by Friedmutter Group of Las Vegas and will be a sister restaurant to the award winning Emeril's New Orleans Fish House in Las Vegas. It is expected to open at Island View Casino Resort in spring 2007.

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