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  • Writer's pictureMonica Kay Royal

10Vs of Big Data: Vegas Style

Updated: Nov 16, 2022

This has been a vacation in the making for almost three whole years (postponed due to the rona). My husband and I love watching Gordon Ramsay television, from Hell’s Kitchen | 'idiot sandwich’ to Kitchen Nightmares | ‘I’ve eaten here!’. So, we wanted to celebrate our anniversary by visiting each of the 5 Gordon Ramsay Restaurants in Vegas, and so glad that we finally did.. (and at literally the most perfect time we could, keep reading for the surprise).


We didn’t go in with a solid plan at first. We knew we wanted to eat really good food but the timing of this trip correlated with my blog so well that I had to make it a post. Because our 10Vs of Big Data: Hot Ones Style was so fun to create, I decided to do something similar with this experience as well. But first, let’s take a peek into each of the 5 restaurants and highlight some favorites!



Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill

We started off with the Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill for a quick snack before our reservations at Hell’s Kitchen.





Looking at the Appetizer menu, we wanted to try it all but opted for the Maine Lobster & Shrimp Rolls. This came with two rolls perfectly toasted, buttered, and filled with meat, sauced with tarragon aioli. The perfect sized snack!


We also ordered a Bloody Mary and quickly learned that we should be ordering the signature drinks from the menu. Not that our Bloody Mary was bad, but you can tell from the picture that it was pretty plain. The signature cocktails would have been more fun. Learning!

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill

Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen

This is the place I was the most excited for, primarily because of the television show. When you walk in, you are greeted with a video from Gordon himself, from the outside we thought it was really him 🤣


Drinks were ordered first (from the specialty menu section this time). I ordered Smoke on the Boulevard which was similar to an old fashioned but served to you in a smoke box. It also had a branded ice cube and orange peel. So fun!!


The hubby ordered Notes from Gordon, which was a refreshing gin beverage that came with a note. Think Chinese fortune, but British style.

For the meal, I decided to go with the prix fixe since I was planning on getting the beef wellington anyway and selected the pan seared scallops for my appetizer. Not only were they perfectly crispy, they came with the perfect pairing of diced celery root, braised bacon lardons, and pickled granny smith apples. The beef wellington was surrounded by the right amount of potato puree and delicious red wine demi-glaze, everything melted in your mouth!


The hubby went for the lobster risotto, cooked to perfection, and the filet mignon which was accompanied by the cutest roasted tomatoes on the vine!

Dessert was included with my prix fixe, one of Gordon’s specialties, Sticky Toffee Pudding. I am not big on desserts, but when in Vegas!

Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen

Gordon Ramsay Burger

Look at our excited faces... here comes the surprise 😄






Burgers are typically a go-to in America (although they are actually from Germany), but I personally find that a lot of places are sloppy. NOT here, these burgers were unreal! I rarely ever get through a whole burger without the insides shooting out and making a complete mess. I even ordered one with a lot of toppings, and it still remained intact until the very end, amazing!


Sticking with the special menu items, I ordered the 24 Hour Burger which was topped with braised short rib, brown sugar bacon, arugula, and pickled shallots. I don’t know what it is about arugula but it is the best leafy green out there!


The hubby loves things simple so he ordered the standard Backyard Burger. We split a basket of Just Fries, served with chipotle ketchup and curry ketchup. And because our server was super awesome, he brought out two additional special sauces: black truffle and cheddar ranch!

Gordon Ramsay Burger

I forgot to mention the drink. We decided to go with a bloody mary again, BUT this time it was on the menu, called Oh’ Bloody Hell. Now THAT was a bloody mary, the buffalo mozzarella and crispy prosciutto stole the show!


Well… that was until Gordon entered the restaurant. 😲 I am totally not kidding!! Gordon came to eat with his family because of an event that was happening in Vegas during the weekend. I did not want to interrupt his family time, so I took a picture from afar, haha! Now I am kind of glad that our vacation got postponed, LOL!

Gordon Ramsay Burger

















Gordon Ramsay Steak









I know we have not hit all five restaurants yet, but I am going to say it… this was my favorite one! The ambiance was very fancy, a perfect establishment for a special occasion.








Before dinner, we were presented with a dinner roll divided into four sections of two flavors (dark honey wheat and fried onion. I usually do not butter my bread, but these pads came with seasoning and I just had to try it out!


We let our server influence our order here, mainly because we did not know which cut of Wagyu to choose. We ended up going with the Rib Cap, which I have never heard of before, but so glad that we tried it. The sides were to share, which was a great feature. We selected Mac & Cheese and Broccolini. The cheese had a bit of a smoked jalapeno taste and the little trees were covered in piquillo peppers, garlic, capers, chili, pickled cauliflower, and a hint of lemon!


Gordon Ramsay Steak

For the drinks, we both ordered the Queen’s Cocktail. This was comparable to a Tom Collins but came with an apple. It was the most refreshing beverage of them all!















After dinner I had to order dessert, for science. Sticky Toffee Pudding was again on the menu, but this time it was a bit different. The toffee sauce was freshly poured over the pudding and the ice cream was in the shape of butter, so cute!

Gordon Ramsay Steak


Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips












Last day, last restaurant (we look a little tired at this point, ha!). I have to sadly say that this was my least favorite, but probably because I am not a fan of fried foods. Also, this was more of a fast food joint that barely had any seating and nothing was available during our visit.








I ordered the standard fish and chips while the hubby ordered shrimp and chips. I do know they totally looked the part after sending a pic to a friend from the UK, but there wasn’t any doubt there.

Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips









I again ordered the dessert, for science. This time, the Sticky Toffee Pudding was a shake and it was delicious!

Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips





















Final Observations:

  • Gordon’s favorite color is red. I am not sure if this is the reason, but according to research, red is eye-catching and triggers appetite. This is likely because the color indicates ripeness or sweetness when found in natural foods like berries.

  • Gordon loves self portraits. There is at least one in each restaurant.

  • Gordon is pro-transparency since each place had an open kitchen concept. An open kitchen is an opportunity to showcase the cooking processes and get customers more engaged in the full dining experience.

  • Bathrooms can also be fun. At the Pub & Grill there were red LEDs coming from the sink and at Hell’s Kitchen there were elevator signs with the down arrow lit up in each stall.


Saving the best for last...



The 10Vs of Big Data: Vegas Style


Volume

Refers to the size of data sets that an organization has collected to be analyzed...

  • There was a sample size of 5 restaurants in Las Vegas


Variety

Refers to the diversity of data types...

  • While there were some consistent menu items at each restaurant, like the Sticky Toffee Pudding, each restaurant did have it’s own niche


Velocity

Refers to the speed in which data is generated, distributed, and collected...

  • Each restaurant took an average of 20 minutes for the food to be prepared and distributed to our table


Visualization

You want to be mindful of how to visualize data so that it is meaningful...

  • I am convinced that the theme of red has to be intentional after learning that research shows it can trigger appetite


Validity

Refers to how accurately a method measures what it is intended to measure...

  • Even though the Sticky Toffee Pudding was presented in a different manner at each restaurant, they each tasted as they should


Veracity

Refers to the quality of data that is to be analyzed...

  • The quality of every item of food that we received was superb. You could tell that only the finest and freshest ingredients were used.


Vulnerability

In data, this refers to personal data and how it needs to be stored...

  • The ice cream served with the Sticky Toffee Pudding should definitely be stored in the freezer until ordered and delivered to the table


Variability

Refers to the degree to which data in a set varies…

  • The Sticky Toffee Pudding was not constructed the same at any of the restaurants, so the variability here was high


Volatility

Measures how quickly data disappears from a system...

  • I had so much food during our visit that I did not need to eat the first day we were back home. I almost didn’t even have enough room to eat at Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips on the last day.


Value

Refers to the usefulness of gathered data for your business...

  • The data I gathered during our visit to Las Vegas was critical to writing this post; therefore it is considered of the highest value to me!!


EDIT: I realized after talking with a few folks about this review that I can provide more value here. This is a ranking of restaurants from most to least favorite so you don't have to read between the lines from my review above.

Rated based on food, drinks, dessert, environment, and overall experience.


  1. Gordon Ramsay Steak

  2. Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen

  3. Gordon Ramsay Burger

  4. Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill

  5. Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips




Thank you for reading and I hope that it provided you some value in learning about the 10Vs of Big Data in a fun way, or at least what to expect if you want to try out any of the Las Vegas Gordon Ramsay restaurants 🤓



Happy Learning!!

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