In Las Vegas, there are only a few restaurants that have celebrated 10th anniversaries, let alone 25, but Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House is one of those. Even for celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse, opening in Vegas in November 1995 was quite a gamble. “When we first opened, my talented team and I took a bit of a risk bringing our Louisiana roots and love of seafood to the middle of the desert,” he said in a release.

To recognize that milestone, the MGM Grand restaurant is offering a special seafood menu from Nov. 3-8 featuring popular dishes from those years, including fried Creole-marinated calamari and olive salad; clams casino with Creole butter; seafood piri piri with homemade chorizo and creste de gallo pasta; a double-cut pork chop with tamarind glaze, a green mole and caramelized sweet potatoes; barbecued king salmon with an andouille sausage (house-made) potato hash, pictured above; and JK’s chocolate Grand Marnier soufflé.

The restaurant has been at MGM Grand for the entire 25 years, and chef de cuisine Ken Lum has been there for the last 10 years. Said Lagasse, “It has been an inspiring experience to work with the best team of chefs, servers, bartenders, and purveyors who care about the ingredients as much as we do.”

Of course, you can still get Fish House favorites such as fresh oysters, plus a weekly chef’s menu and a market menu, which spotlights the freshest catch available.

MGM Grand, 702.891.7374