Connecticut: Mohegan Sun bringing another ‘immersive’ restaurant to casino

Connecticut: Mohegan Sun bringing another ‘immersive’ restaurant to casino

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  • Brian Hallenbeck, The Day
November 21, 2022 4:38 PM
  • Brian Hallenbeck, The Day
  • Connecticut
  • Commercial Casinos

In the latest addition to its dining options, Mohegan Sun announced Thursday it plans to open Beauty & Essex, another restaurant from Tao Group Hospitality, the global entertainment brand that introduced the Asian-themed Tao to the casino in 2021.

The new restaurant will open next fall in space now occupied by a food court in the Casino of the Sky, the casino said in a news release.

Renowned chef Chris Santos, who grew up in Rhode Island, graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Providence and appears as a judge on the Food Network’s “Chopped,” opened the first Beauty & Essex on New York City’s Lower East Side in 2010. Other versions of the brand have since opened in Los Angeles and at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a resort casino.