• Signature Restaurant Opening Marks the Completion of a Spectacular Renovation and Expansion
• $18 Million Investment in the City of Langley Economy
• Project Brings More than 100 New Jobs for the Langley Community
August 1, 2019 – Langley, BC – Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Gateway) is pleased to announce the opening of ATLAS Steak + Fish (ATLAS) at Cascades Casino Resort Langley (Cascades Casino). A modern twist on the classic North American Steakhouse, the opening of ATLAS is the jewel in a spectacular two-year renovation of Cascades Casino that bought more than 100 new jobs to the community.
The entire scope of the $18 million expansion and renovation was completed over two phases and featured the addition of 11,000 square feet of entertainment space with a full refresh of the gaming floor including new carpet, a new bingo hall and the addition of the Summit Bar + Gaming Lounge. Renovations in Match Eatery & Public House included an expanded all-season patio, and the full refurbishment of the 26,000-foot Coast Hotels Conference Centre, hotel rooms and public spaces was completed in November, 2018.
“This redevelopment has transformed the property into a full casino resort,” said Ray MacNeil, VP Operations BC East. “From versatile convention spaces and luxurious hotel rooms to an array of dining and entertainment options, it really sets us apart in the Fraser Valley. We are excited to open our doors at ATLAS Steak + Fish. Boasting globally inspired cuisine with local ingredients and exquisite service, I am thrilled to introduce this modern, elegant and distinctive dining experience to Langley.”
MacNeil was joined by her honourable Mayor of Langley City Val van den Broek, and Mary Polak MLA for Langley and many other community leaders and dignitaries to cut the ribbon and officially opened ATLAS.”We truly appreciate the partnership that we have with Gateway, and their recent investment into Cascades Casino Resort shows their ongoing commitment to our city,” said Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek. “We congratulate them on the completion of this multimillion-dollar expansion which has created more than 100 new jobs for our community, and provided a world-class destination for members of and visitors to our community.”
“With the opening of Atlas, Langley City welcomes an exciting fine dining experience,” said Mary Polak, MLA for Langley. “The vibrancy of our downtown will be enhanced by Gateway’s significant $18 million investment and the 100 new jobs it will provide.”
Building on the success of ATLAS at Cascades Casino Kamloops, Grand Villa Casino Edmonton, Grand Villa Casino Burnaby and Starlight Casino Edmonton, Gateway is pleased to bring ATLAS to Cascades Casino Resort Langley. Selecting the finest ingredients, exploring global flavours, showcasing unique cooking techniques, and engaging tableside service are all elements that speak to the commitment of crafting a truly distinctive ATLAS dining encounter.
ATLAS Langley offers a sleek and luxurious décor set in a contemporary yet approachable space. Natural light filters in through high windows, offsetting the deep blues and dark woods of the restaurant. A beautiful extension of the restaurant is an all-season patio enclosed with glass walls and complete with a retractable roof and fire pit to ensure comfort for guests all year round.
The main attraction at ATLAS is the open concept kitchen that allows guests full view of the signature Josper oven. The cornerstone of the menu, the Josper oven is a mesquite coal-powered oven that functions as a smoker, oven and broiler. Operating at extremely high temperatures, the Josper oven is versatile and allows chefs to grill and roast in an environment that retains the flavour and moisture in the foods that normally escapes with regular ovens. One of the first restaurant groups to bring in the Josper, it is featured at all five ATLAS locations across the country.
Dining at ATLAS is a full experience for guests, with knowledgeable staff speaking to what makes ATLAS unique and guiding them through the different elements of the menu. Priding itself on its fine selection of steaks, ATLAS goes one step further, and allows its guests to choose their own knives after being presented at the table with a knife box. Custom made by Langley local Melissa Thompson, the boxes hold eight different steak knives, some serrated, some not, and each a different weight to suit the needs and preferences of the guest.
Other tableside features include Caesar salad, a kale and spinach salad, a peppercorn sauce and Baked Alaska, which are all prepared with guests interacting and guided through each step as their dishes develop tableside.
ATLAS Steak + Fish at Cascades Casino Resort Langley is open from Sunday to Thursday from 4pm – 10.30pm, and Friday and Saturday from 4pm – 1am. Guests present on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings will be treated to the live pianist situated in the centre of the lounge. For more information, please visit www.atlassteakandfish.com.
About Gateway Casinos & Entertainment
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (“Gateway”) is one of the largest and most diversified gaming and entertainment companies in Canada. Across its 27 gaming properties in British Columbia, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta, Gateway currently employs approximately 8,279 people and boasts approximately 440 table games (including 48 poker tables), 13,915 slots, 93 restaurants and bars and 561 hotel rooms. Gateway is the service provider for the Central, Southwest and North gaming Bundles in Ontario, which includes 11 properties in their portfolio. A multi-pronged growth strategy has seen Gateway diversify and expand its product offering, including developing proprietary casino and restaurant brands, dramatically improving the gaming customer experience while attracting new customers. Some of Gateway’s proprietary brands include Match Eatery & Public House, Atlas Steak + Fish and the new Halley’s Club. In 2017, Gateway celebrated 25 years in the business of gaming and entertainment in Canada. Further information is available at www.gatewaycasinos.com.
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