Jayde Fuzion, a fresh, social, contemporary Asian restaurant, is now open at the four-star awarded M Resort Spa Casino. Led by Executive Chef Seonkyoung (Sun-Key-Young) Longest, the winner of Food Network’s Restaurant Express, Jayde Fuzion presents Longest ‘s concept of freshly prepared Japanese, Chinese and Korean small plates made with her signature Mississippi flair.
A self-taught home cook, Longest is passionate about cooking, which helped her adjust to life in the United States. Born and raised in South Korea, she moved to Mississippi in 2009 with her husband. She began watching the Food Network where she learned to cook new recipes,with her own twist.
“Every evening, I would prepare something new for my husband inspired by something I’d seen watching the Food Network, but I’d add a unique twist. Soon enough, I was making my own cooking videos with a small camera, sharing the happiness cooking brought me and my recipes with people from all over the world. Becoming a contestant on Restaurant Express, was very exciting,” said Longest. “Winning and ultimately seeing my dishes on the menu at a four-star Vegas resort is a dream come true!”
Located in the space formerly occupied by Marinelli’s Italian Restaurant, the 150-seat restaurant offers an intimate dining experience complete with an 11-seat sushi bar and 20-seat private dining room, which is available for special events and overlooks the resort’s pool piazza. Booths and tables offer views of the resort’s outdoor pool piazza and al fresco dining is available on the terrace.
“Jayde Fuzion is a perfect fit with our existing food and beverage offerings. We anticipate it being a favorite among all our guests, who have been waiting for an Asian dining option for some time,” said Anthony Layton-Matthews, Vice President of Food & Beverage at the M Resort. “We’re fortunate to have Seonkyoung lead this restaurant. Her food is delicious and her personality is dynamic. We couldn’t be happier to have her join our team.”
Delivering a personal and creative take on Asian cuisine, the menu brings guests on a culinary journey through China, Japan and Korea with selections of dim sum, tempura, noodle dishes, fusion specialties and sushi, sashimi and nigiri items.
Among Longest’s signature items, guests will find Samgyeopsal Lettuce Wraps, grilled pork belly, kimchi, enoki mushroom, and cucumber topped with Korean Ssam-jang sauce and wrapped in gem lettuce ($8)
Bibimap is a Korean rice bowl of assorted vegetables, bulgogi, and poached egg with a sweet tangy sauce ($14).
The Five Spiced Duck Sliders includemarinated roast duck, pickled cucumber & carrots on a bao bun with hoisin glaze ($9)
Korean Street “Tacos,” scallion pancakes, bulgogoi and napa cabbage with sriracha-lime dressing ($7).
In addition to presenting signature dishes, Jayde Fuzion will also offer guests several signature drinks like Sake Mojitos, fresh muddled mint, yuzu, sugar, sake and club soda ($7) and Red Soju Sangria, soju, simple syrup, pinot noir, red grapes, pomegranate and club soda ($6).
The restaurant’s design blends traditional Asian details with modern touches incorporating hues of greens, pinks and reds and includes a sophisticated bar and lounge.
The open and intimate dining room showcases large-scale murals of Koi fish and exquisitely beautiful Cherry Blossoms, common details throughout the restaurant and revered symbols in Asian cultures.
In keeping with Feng Shui, the Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing the human existence with the surrounding environment, the Cherry Blossom is said to indicate love, happiness and feminine beauty. The Koi fish signify good fortune and success and the restaurant’s colors reflect harmony, luck, and happiness.
Published on Dec 31, 2013