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Posted on 05/27/2013

The Bōl, an Authentic Asian Cuisine Experience Opens at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (May 21, 2013) – The Bōl, a new authentic Asian cuisine restaurant experience is now open at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, South Florida's largest casino and entertainment destination. Owned by The Seminole Tribe of Florida, the 51-seat restaurant, located near the resort's main entrance in the space formerly occupied by Chopeke Cheke (The Seminole Store), will serve freshly prepared authentic Chinese and Vietnamese lunch and dinner selections in a warm and inviting ambience.

"We designed The Bōl to give our guests an intimate dining experience that offers fresh and authentic flavors of Vietnam and China," explained Eric Douglas, operating partner of The BOL along with Chris Osceola, Hollywood representative for Seminole Tribe of Florida's Board of Directors. We anticipate The Bōl will be a favorite among players of all cultures, and will complement the total gaming experience."

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's newest restaurant entry will be presided over by Chinese Executive Chef Albert Yip and Vietnamese Executive Chef Jacky Truong. Both chefs bring with them a wealth of experience and signature cooking styles from their native countries along with service and style trademarks from their time in the United States.

Menu selections prepared made-to-order are presented in English, Chinese and Vietnamese. Appetizers (from $5 to $9) include traditional Chinese Egg Rolls, Vietnamese Spring and Summer Rolls, Shrimp Dumplings and Pork Shaomai. Bōl selections ($13 to $15) include Pho Noodle Soup, Hong King-style Wonton Noodle Soup, Eye Round Rare Steak cooked in a variety of styles and Chef Truong's signature dish, Thick Rice Vermicelli with Beef Hue Style. Wok selections ($14 to $16) include Ma Po Tofu, Kung Pao Chicken, General Tso's Chicken, Fresh Clams with Black Bean Sauce and Chef Yip's signature Salt and Pepper Shrimp or Squid.

Guests may also select classic noodle dishes ($14 to $23) including Singapore Mai Fun, Pad Thai and Beef Chow Fun, a variety of specially prepared fried rice dishes ($15 to $17) and fresh vegetables including bok choy and broccoli. In addition to American beverages, The Bōl will offer iced Vietnamese coffee, Thai tea, coconut juice (all $3 each) and a selection of beer and wine (prices vary).

The Bōl's welcoming interior layout promotes the easy flow of energy among the dining guests whether dining from counter service, booth seating or flexible table and chairs. Its design incorporates Feng Shui principles and embodies a modern aesthetic, yet, retains traditional Asian detailing and symbolism.

The restaurant entry is framed by wood boxes painted in a rich red color that seem to glow within. Additional pops of this feature color are playfully blended into the seating and onto an accent wall within the restaurant. Happiness and good luck (always important for dining and gaming) is signified by the use of this vibrant color. The views to the porte cochere were maintained so that the ties to nature and the greenery beyond can be felt (green represents prosperity and health).

The restaurant's lively and dramatic interior is balanced in color from the surrounding walls covered in a gold-colored patterned treatment to the contemporary maple colored table tops and the dramatic millwork wood finishes. A feature light fixture is strategically placed at the entry that greets the guest with forms that are reminiscent of chop sticks, while the six-person round feature family style table is highlighted with a lantern shaped pendant in a warm wood finish. Three large HDTV screens scroll a montage of natural Asian countryside landscapes and marketplace captures interspersed with kitchen footage of the chefs preparing meals. The casual ambience will feature progressive lounge music and chic, custom-mixed compilations of popular music from decades past.

The Bōl hosts walk-ins only and its continuous table service is open for lunch and dinner Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. – 3 a.m.

For more information, please contact The Bōl at 954-585-5104.