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Hong Kong’s Mott 32 Celebrates Grand Opening at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

Hong Kong’s Mott 32 Celebrates Grand Opening at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
On Friday, Dec. 28, Mott 32, one of Hong Kong’s most award-winning restaurants and a culinary icon in contemporary Chinese cuisine, officially opened its first U.S. location with a star-studded reception and gala at The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. (Pictured: Justin Hartley, Jamie Chung, Ross Butler and Kelsey Merritt – Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com

Justin Hartley, Mott 32 co-founder Xuan Mu, Ross Butler, Kelsey Merritt, Jamie Chung, Bryan Greenberg at the Mott 32 grand opening at The Venetian
Justin Hartley, Mott 32 co-founder Xuan Mu, Ross Butler, Kelsey Merritt, Jamie Chung, Bryan Greenberg at the Mott 32 grand opening at The Venetian

Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com

Justin Hartley, best known for his role as Kevin Pearson on NBC’s “This is Us”, Jamie Chung and her husband, actor Bryan Greenberg, Kelsey Merritt and boyfriend Conor DwyerRoss Butler who plays Zach Dempsey on Netflix’s drama “13 Reasons Why”, celebrity designer Christian Siriano, “Dancing with the Stars” judge and guest co-host of “The Talk” Carrie Ann Inaba, musical group R5, Las Vegas headliners Human Nature, and Mott 32 Managing Director and co-founder Xuan Mu, along with Senior Group Director Michael Main and Group Food and Beverage Director Katelyn Ix all celebrated the opening alongside friends and colleagues.

R5 at the Mott 32 grand opening at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
R5 at the Mott 32 grand opening at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

Photo credit: Brenton Ho

During the grand opening celebration, guests sampled dishes from Mott 32’s acclaimed menu, including barbecue Pluma Iberico pork, minced duck in a lettuce cup and crispy sugar-coated barbecue pork buns, sipped cocktails prepared with Mott’s exceptional mixology methods, such as the Mott St. Mule, Joe’s Elixir and “It’s Five O’clock in Hong Kong”, all while taking in the stunning design elements and unique Las Vegas details created by renowned interior designer Joyce Wang.

Kelsey Merritt with a custom drawing by Napkin Killa at the Mott 32 grand opening celebration at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
Kelsey Merritt with a custom drawing by Napkin Killa at the Mott 32 grand opening celebration at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com

Additionally, throughout the evening, guests enjoyed music by 1920s speakeasy-inspired band, Moonshiners, had their fortunes told, posed for photos and took home signature drawings from Napkin Killa who showcased the event through his unique artwork on Mott 32 cocktail napkins.

Christian Siriano at the Mott 32 grand opening at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
Christian Siriano at the Mott 32 grand opening at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com

Mott 32 will open to the public on Sunday, Dec. 30, and will offer a special prix-fixe menu on New Year’s Eve for $168 per person. Featuring starters such as barbecue Pluma Iberico pork with yellow mountain honey and Australian wagyu beef puffs, choice of hot and sour or shrimp wonton soup, a main course including stir fried Australian wagyu M9+ sirloin, steamed filet of leopard coral garoupa, and duck and mushroom fried rice, plus a bamboo green forest for dessert, this is the perfect way to sample Mott 32’s exquisite cuisine. Guests can also enjoy endless champagne for an additional $88 with Veuve Clicquot or $128 with Ruinart Blanc de Blancs.

Las Vegas headliners Human Nature walk the carpet during the Mott 32 grand opening at The Venetian
Las Vegas headliners Human Nature walk the carpet during the Mott 32 grand opening at The Venetian

Photo credit: Brenton Ho

Mott 32 General Manager Nathan Grates, Group F&B Director Katelyn Ix and Senior Group Director of Operations Michael Main walk the carpet at Mott 32's grand opening
Mott 32 General Manager Nathan Grates, Group F&B Director Katelyn Ix and Senior Group Director of Operations Michael Main walk the carpet at Mott 32’s grand opening

Photo credit: Brenton Ho

Main dining room at Mott 32 at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
Main dining room at Mott 32 at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com

Hours of service are Monday – Sunday from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. For more information and to make reservations, go to mott32.com/lasvegas, email [email protected] or call 702-607-3232.