Aug 06, 2022
Leicester hero turned MMA fighter Marcin Wasilewski ate WINE GLASS in posh restaurant on way to winning Prem title
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MARCIN WASILEWSKI demonstrated his hunger for Premier League title glory… by chomping on a WINE GLASS in a posh restaurant.
The Polish hardman spent four seasons with the Foxes, helping them to famously lift the 2016 crown against all odds.2Marcin Wasilewski laughed as he bit into a wine glass, a former team-mate has revealedCredit: Getty Images - Getty
Bearded Wasilewski, a fearsome centre-back, was last year tipped to switch sports and take up cage fighting.
The 40-year-old's former clubmate Ritchie de Laet has now revealed the Pole's bizarre antics during his King Power career.
Antwerp captain De Laet told Belgian paper Het Nieuwsblad: "Marcin was truly a very nice person - untypical, but likeable.
"He was the sort of guy you have a laugh with, but who does some strange things.
"I remember going for a meal with him at a very smart restaurant.
"All of a sudden he picked up his glass and literally bit into it, without turning a hair.
"There were pieces of glass everywhere. He looked at me and started laughing.
"I just couldn't understand what he had done at all."
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Wasilewski previously helped Leicester win the Championship in 2014.
The 60-cap international was not the only member of Claudio Ranieri's squad to play by his own rules.
De Laet revealed earlier this week how Jamie Vardy would drink entire bottles of port before matches.
The ex-England striker also regularly asked De Laet's family and friends to bring him cases of beer from Belgium.
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Restaurants, Food and Drink | See inside chef Gordon Ramsay’s first California Hell’s Kitchen
For chef Christina Wilson, opening a Hell’s Kitchen restaurant with British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay feels like a full circle moment.
In 2012, Wilson won the 10th season of the reality TV cooking competition “Hell’s Kitchen” and has since assisted Ramsay in developing and opening the restaurant concepts based on the hit series. The newest restaurant will be housed inside Harrah’s Resort Southern California and officially opens to the public on Aug. 12.
While Ramsay is currently filming out of the country and was unable to attend Tuesday’s media preview of the restaurant, Wilson said he’s maintained focused involvement each time they’ve opened a new location.
The HK Burger is one of several dishes served at Hell’s Kitchen at Harrah’s Resort Southern California. (Courtesy of Harrah’s Resort Southern California)
The HK Scallops are part of the offerings served at Hell’s Kitchen at Harrah’s Resort Southern California. (Courtesy of Harrah’s Resort Southern California)
The wine wall is part of Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen at Harrah’s Resort Southern California. The restaurant will also offer a variety of cocktails. (Photo by Zach Cordner)
Smoked Golden Beets is one of several dishes served at Hell’s Kitchen at Harrah’s Resort Southern California. (Courtesy of Harrah’s Resort Southern California)
Smoke On The Boulevard is one of the cocktails served at Hell’s Kitchen at Harrah’s Resort Southern California. (Courtesy of Harrah’s Resort Southern California)
Beef Wellington is one of several dishes served at Hell’s Kitchen at Harrah’s Resort Southern California. (Courtesy of Harrah’s Resort Southern California)
Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes are part of the offerings served at Hell’s Kitchen at Harrah’s Resort Southern California. (Courtesy of Harrah’s Resort Southern California)
The Pitchfork is one of the cocktails served at Hell’s Kitchen at Harrah’s Resort Southern California. (Courtesy of Harrah’s Resort Southern California)
Notes From Gordon is one of the cocktails served at Hell’s Kitchen at Harrah’s Resort Southern California. (Courtesy of Harrah’s Resort Southern California)
Eggs in Purgatory is one of several dishes served at Hell’s Kitchen at Harrah’s Resort Southern California. (Courtesy of Harrah’s Resort Southern California)
“He calls me about two to three times a day in the middle of an opening, which sounds more glamorous than it is,” she said jokingly.
The celebrity kitchen concept at Harrah’s Resort Southern California is the latest to make its way into casinos looking to revitalize their buffet spaces. In May, Morongo Casino Resort & Spa opened a food hall concept created by “Top Chef” contestant Fabio Viviani, replacing their old buffet.
Now, with Hell’s Kitchen becoming a part of the Harrah’s dining operations, guests can expect to see some of the show’s signature dishes on the menu and decor that will be familiar to “Hell’s Kitchen” fans.
Here’s what you can expect at Hell’s Kitchen inside Harrah’s Resort Southern California.
Sarah Ertmann, general manager of Hell’s Kitchen, said that the new restaurant closely resembles the Lake Tahoe location. Lake Tahoe’s Hell’s Kitchen is also inside a casino, while the Las Vegas, Nevada eatery is a standalone restaurant.
Hell’s Kitchen at Harrah’s can accommodate 332 guests with a combination of spaces along the bar, two private dining rooms and standard table seating. It also has a room entirely dedicated to red wines and a separate display of white wines. It’s a fine dining experience, but what sets it apart from a high-end steakhouse is how it integrates aspects of the show. There is no shortage of Ramsay’s pitchfork logo on display throughout the restaurant; It’s on the backs of cushioned seats, the walls, napkins and even the light fixtures.
At the entrance, there is a virtual recording of Ramsay offering to pose for pictures with the guests that runs on a loop and a wall that displays all of the winners from the TV show. The open exhibition kitchen is decorated with red and blue flames, referencing the show’s rival teams.
Food and cocktails
The dishes served at the restaurant are based on the show, along with a combination of menu items finalized by Wilson and her team of chefs.
“One thing that we like to do is trial dishes in the show that end up in the restaurant,” Wilson said. “It allows the guests to feel closer to what they’re viewing at home.”
Meals include pan-seared scallops, wagyu meatballs and beef Wellington. Guests can choose from a prix fixe menu or order appetizers, entrees and dessert separately. The prix fixe menu includes a choice of pan-seared scallops or golden beet salad, a beef Wellington entree and sticky toffee pudding for dessert.
There are also several vegan and vegetarian options like pan-seared tofu scallops, spring onion soup and white beans in purgatory with roasted tomato sauce, cashew cream cheese and an herb salad. Desserts such as the sticky toffee pudding can also be served to accommodate a vegetarian preference.
Wilson said Ramsay was hesitant in embracing those dishes early on, but has since realized their potential.
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Wilson added that there are menu items with certain ingredients that can be substituted to fit a vegan or vegetarian diet, but that high demand at other Hell’s Kitchen locations prompted them to create separate vegan and vegetarian menus.
The restaurant also offers a variety of cocktails such as The Pitchfork, made with Bulleit Bourbon, Giffard Pamplemousse, Fonseca 10 Year Tawny Port, lemon and egg whites. There’s also the Fear & Loathing, made with El Silencio Mezcal, Luxardo, cold-pressed blood orange juice, pineapple and lemon.Hell’s Kitchen at Harrah’s Resort Southern California
Hours: 4–10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays; 4–11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.
Where: Hell’s Kitchen, Harrah’s Resort Southern California, 777 S. Resort Drive, Valley Center
More information: Reservations are required and can be made through the casino’s website at harrahssocal.com.