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Momofuku (Las Vegas). David Chang's tarnished halo
I have read about chef David Chang, watched him on TV, made his recipes, and even subscribed to his short-lived culinary magazine. I am a fan. I like his food philosophy, the way he geeks out in the food lab, and honors other chefs and food cultures. But until recently, I'd never eaten in one of his restaurants. Momofuku in Las Vegas is undeniably impressive. The moment you transition from the sparkly interior of the Cosmopolitan, into the dimly-lit dining room of Momofuku, your experience has begun. An exposed kitchen glows brightly in the dark space. Floor to ceiling windows frame the tall buildings and strobing lights of the Vegas Strip.