Celebrity chef Robert Irvine surprised audience members at 'Robert Irvine LIVE' by revealing the name and concept of his newest restaurant: Robert Irvine's Public House coming summer 2017 to Tropicana Las Vegas. The all-new restaurant will offer a range of comfort food options inspired by Irvine's culinary travels from around the world - all in a pub-like atmosphere. The concept first came about in May 2016 when the Food Network chef announced that he would be teaming up with Tropicana Las Vegas to open his first restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip. By way of introduction, Irvine repelled 22 stories (220 feet ) down the exterior of the hotel.
According to a written release, 'Robert Irvine LIVE' was a 'high-energy, multimedia and multi-sensory theatrical experience' inside The Tropicana Theater. Similar to Irvine's television shows Dinner: Impossible and Restaurant: Impossible, the chef walked into the theater with no knowledge of what he was about to face. During the 120-minute interactive show, Irvine faced three cooking challenges brought on by the audience members. Over 20 audience members were called on stage to help, ambush and compete against the celebrity chief. In addition, Irvine paid tribute to servicemen and women - over 100 military were invited, courtesy of Irvine and Tropicana Las Vegas.
Tropicana Las Vegas boasts a 50,000-square-foot casino, Glow® a Mandara Spa, Laugh Factory Comedy Club and restaurants such as Bacio Italian Cuisine, Biscayne, Beach Cafe and Barista Cafe, Fresh Mix and South Beach Food Court. The resort also offers 100,000 square feet of meeting and event space. .