“We will be bringing you all of the Firefly deliciousness in a new setting, featuring a bright, airy dining room, full bar, and gorgeous outdoor backyard patio. I hope to see you all there for this new addition to a great and growing Vegas neighborhood!”
John Simmons | Chef
He learned a lot from Rene and within 3 years John was running Bistrot Zinc, Café Zinc, and opened a second Bistrot Zinc on the Gold Coast.
Shortly thereafter Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises came calling. It seems they were opening a monstrous French Bistro at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and needed a chef. John told them “d’accord” and shipped out to Paris, Las Vegas.
Mon Ami Gabi was an immediate smash hit and became one of the 10 highest grossing restaurants in the country. After 4 years as the executive chef at MAG it was time for John to do his own thing. In 2003, that’s when Firefly* Tapas Kitchen and Bar was conceived and subsequently born.