The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills restaurateur Lisa Vanderpump is expanding her restaurant empire beyond Los Angeles in 2019: She's set to open Vanderpump Cocktail Garden on the Las Vegas strip early this year. Lisa told The Feast to expect an opening around April for the venue, which will be situated right at the entrance to the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. "It's starting to take shape, so that’s very exciting," she told us. "Caesars came to us and said, 'We would love to have you.' And it’s such a compliment... I love Vegas so it’s going to be an exciting restaurant for us."
And she's already very much into the excitement of the upcoming debut: Lisa was in Las Vegas this weekend, and she spun through Caesars on her Instagram, taking a twirl with a faux ancient Roman statue in the casino.
She captioned it, "So happy to be joining the @caesarspalace family! @vanderpumpvegas coming soon! #VanderpumpVegas"
Fans' enthusiasm in the comment thread says all you need to know about how a Vanderpump venue might do in Vegas. Consider this sample among the 1,500-plus comments:
"Only reason I wanna go to Vegas ever again."
"OH MY MOTHEREFFING GOD."
"My heart be still. Vegas is going on the calendar!"
"I think our Vegas dreams opened up again, even without Britney..."
So, how will the new Vegas place compare to the existing Los Angeles restaurants in Lisa's empire? "Vegas is just going to be a wonderful oasis in the middle of the mall," she explained. "You’re going to see these big trees. [Designer] Nick Alain is doing a lot of the work, who worked on Tom Tom. So you’ll see wonderful light fixtures and things like that."
The countdown is officially on.
—Reporting by Jocelyn Vena
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