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Famed Chef Kerry Simon Celebrates 60th Birthday with Close Friends and Colleagues at Simon Restaurant & Lounge

May 15, 2015 by  

Famed Chef Kerry Simon Celebrates 60th Birthday with Close Friends and Colleagues at Simon Restaurant & Lounge
On Wednesday, May 13, Palms Casino Resort honored rock star chef Kerry Simon with a celebration for his 60th birthday at the chef’s namesake restaurant, Simon Restaurant & Lounge at Palms Place Hotel and Spa (Pictured: George Maloof, Chef Kerry Simon and Elizabeth Blau – Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage) 

Rock Star Chef Kerry Simon's 60th Birthday Cake

Rock Star Chef Kerry Simon’s 60th Birthday Cake

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage.

Throughout the evening, guests greeted Simon with warm birthday wishes and enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres including the restaurant’s famous wok charred edamame, mac and cheese tarts, Iron Chef sliders and signature cotton candy.

Chef Kerry Simon and Michael Boychuck celebrate Chef Kerry Simon's 60th birthday at Simon Restaurant & Lounge

Chef Kerry Simon and Michael Boychuck celebrate Chef Kerry Simon’s 60th birthday at Simon Restaurant & Lounge

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage.

Simon was presented with a custom birthday cake made by Gimme Some Sugar that combined elements of his “Rock ‘n’ Roll Chef” title and his Iron Chef win.

Chef Kerry Simon and drummer Matt Sorum

Chef Kerry Simon and drummer Matt Sorum

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage.

Guests in attendance were encouraged to show their support for Simon and his fight against Multiple System Atrophy through donations to Keep Memory Alive, the local nonprofit dedicated to increasing awareness and raising funds for the research, management and treatment of brain disorders like MSA.

George Maloof, Scott Menke, Alex Acuna, Ross Miller, Tyler Langdon and Reggie Turner celebrate Kerry Simon's 60th birthday

George Maloof, Scott Menke, Alex Acuna, Ross Miller, Tyler Langdon and Reggie Turner celebrate Kerry Simon’s 60th birthday

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage.

To commemorate the occasion, Simon’s friends and colleagues gathered to sign the glass walls in the restaurant, which were wrapped with the Fight MSA logo, filling the room with kind sentiments.

Chef Kerry Simon during his 60th birthday party at Simon Restaurant & Lounge at Palms Place

Chef Kerry Simon during his 60th birthday party at Simon Restaurant & Lounge at Palms Place

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage.

Chef Kerry Simon during his 60th birthday party at Simon Restaurant & Lounge at Palms Place

Chef Kerry Simon during his 60th birthday party at Simon Restaurant & Lounge at Palms Place

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage.

Since opening in 2008, Simon Restaurant & Lounge has become known for its whimsical menu including an assortment of delicious sushi, the playful junk food platter and the wildly popular Sunday pajama brunch. Diners have the opportunity to experience the brunch one last time this Sunday May 17. As a final send off to the restaurant, party guests celebrated throughout the evening with the rock star chef before the flagship restaurant officially closes its doors May 22.

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