Wish You Were Here Group is inching toward the opening of Leoncito at Red Rock casino. The restaurant group this week posted an advert seeking an Executive Chef for the restaurant which was “inspired by the vibrant colors and flavors of Mexico,” according to the Red Rock website.
“The Executive Chef is directly responsible for and executing kitchen SOP standards for the new innovative restaurant concept to open in Las Vegas at the Red Rock Casino and Resort,” according to the advert which lists the starting salary at $95,000 annually. “The Executive Chef has overall responsibility for ensuring culinary excellence while monitoring financial goals, ensuring that best practices are being implemented and significant unit profitability goals are achieved. The Executive Chef is key member of the Company’s management team in Las Vegas and will be required to meets/exceeds financial growth and success in the Las Vegas Marketplace.”
While the restaurant is advertising a fall 2023 debut, an exact opening timeline has yet to be disclosed and reps for parent company Wish You Were Here did not immediately respond to What Now Las Vegas’s request for comment.
But when it does open, Leoncito will operate seven days a week with indoor and outdoor seating for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
“Leoncito sets the tone for an all-encompassing dining experience that transports guests with green and terracotta hues, artisanal decor, lush greenery, plush, social seating and ambient lighting,” the website notes. “Every aspect of the restaurant’s design was mindfully conceptualized to celebrate the rich history of Mexico while exuding a love for life – through food, drink, music and an atmosphere where everyone feels at home.”
Leoncito promises an “expertly curated menu offers guests a guided tour” across multiple regions of Mexico including Yucatan, Mexico City, Baja, Oaxaca and Zihuatanejo with an “emphasis on high-quality products, produce, tequila and mezcal.”