Ayesha Curry, businesswoman and restauranteur, oh and wife to NBA baller Stephen Curry has opened her latest location of International Smoke at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Along with her partner Chef Michael Mina, Curry says with family customs and global cooking techniques at its foundation, International Smoke celebrates culture and tradition with creative smoke-infused and wood-fired dishes.
Curry and Mina have created dishes that embrace barbecue and cooking styles from around the world. Offering an array of roasted shellfish, starters and entrées designed for sharing, the menu accommodates groups celebrating any occasion. From large family gatherings, to girls’ night or date night, to catching a bite before the game.
Ayesha’s Fresh Baked Cornbread, glazed with Thai red curry butter, has quickly become a menu staple. Additional appetizers include Mama Mina’s Falafel, a Mina family recipe, served with hummus, cucumber and endive; Jerk Duck Spring Rolls, served with mango chutney and green sauce; and Shaking Beef with gem lettuce, pickled daikon and carrots, black pepper and nuoc cham.
Inspirations drawn from Jamaican, Mediterranean and American cuisines take the spotlight on International Smoke’s menu. Braised Jamaican Oxtail, derived from Ayesha Curry’s family heritage of cooking, is a flavorful stew, abundant with red beans, coconut-jasmine rice and scotch bonnets.
The high-energy space features three distinct areas for seating: the main dining area, the patio and the bar. The patio, overlooking The District at MGM Grand, doubles as a lounge for people-watching and a hub for families and friends to gather. Large round tables and comfortable booths are arranged throughout the patio and restaurant for conversation and celebration.
International Smoke Las Vegas opens for happy hour nightly at the bar at 4:30 p.m. and the kitchen for dinner at 5 p.m.