Just in time for Genghis Khan: The Exhibition, the Genghis Grill added Jax Sperling to the Genghis Grill corporate family as Director of Culinary R&D. Sperling brings her expertise from the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, New York. The Mongolian way of cooking is a favorite of hers as she describes it as “unique and ever-changing.”
“We have a thinly sliced beef sirloin and a marinated beef piece,” Sperling said. We don't serve ours raw like the Golden Horde would have eaten it. We cook them to order on our 70" radial Mongolian grill fashioned to mimic the way a shield would have cooked food over an open flame pit during a celebration or large gathering. Though our grill is much larger than any shield, we have a lot more hungry warriors to feed and only one fire pit!”
Genghis Grill has partnered with the Irving Arts Center for its Genghis Khan exhibition that continues until Sept. 30. Guests who attend the exhibition will receive a 25% off coupon for their next visit to Genghis Grill. Also, diners at Genghis Grill may present their receipt to receive 25% off their admission to the Genghis Khan exhibit.
Genghis Grill – The Mongolian Stir Fry, is well known for its fresh, hot and healthy food, and for its style of fun service. It offers a heart healthy dining option along with an array of recipes to choose from KHAN’S KITCHEN where one can “build your own bowl” from over 70 fresh, healthy ingredients.
The first Genghis Grill opened in 1998 in Dallas, TX. Genghis Grill has been ranked #2 on the Fast Casual Top 100 Movers and Shakers, ranked #6 on the Future 50 list by Restaurant Business magazine, listed in the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies and listed in the Franchise 500 in Entrepreneur Magazine.
About Genghis Khan: The Exhibition
The world tour of Genghis Khan: The Exhibition captures the essence of Genghis Khan’s empire, his military prowess, cultural influence, mysterious burial and lasting legacy on modern-day culture. The exhibition, the largest collection of 13th century Mongolian artifacts ever gathered in a single showing, includes gold jewelry, weaponry, tomb treasures, silk robes, religious relics, and porcelain vases. Video screens, handicraft and weaponry activity stations, a life size ger (traditional Mongolian home) and role-playing kiosks create a highly interactive, educational and historical experience that is fun for the whole family.
Genghis Khan: The Exhibition runs through Sept. 30, 2011. Exhibit hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is timed and the last entry time is at 6:30 p.m. daily. Tickets are $8 for children, groups and seniors (ages 55 years and above); and $12 for adults. Children under 2 years old are free. To purchase tickets contact the box office at (972) 252-2787 or visit www.KhanIrving.com. Strollers are permitted inside the exhibition.
About Genghis Khan: History’s Greatest Conqueror
An epic tale, the transformation of Temüjin – a poor, illiterate child – into Genghis Khan – one of history’s greatest conquers – is filled with brutality, cunning and intrigue. Born in 1162 AD, Genghis Khan’s early hardships included the untimely death of his father, the controversial execution of his half-brother, his imprisonment and torture at the hands of a warring tribe, the kidnapping of his young wife, Borte, and the violent and deadly rivalry between him and his sworn blood brother, Jamuka. These challenges shaped him into a brutal, yet visionary leader.
In 1206 AD he successfully united the Mongol clans and was given the title of Genghis Khan – Fierce or Oceanic Ruler. He solidified this unification by establishing a code of law or Yasa that brought order to the Mongolian steppes, and prepared his people to wage war with civilizations beyond Mongolian borders.
Balancing the rule of law with the superior power of his military, Genghis Khan was able to take a part of northern China in 1215 AD. Then, he took his armies to the west and conquered a part of the Middle East in 1220 AD. He died in 1227 AD, after leaving each of his four sons a part of his empire and selecting his son Ogodei as Khan of the Mongols. Genghis Khan’s grandson, Kublai Khan, initiated 89 years of Mongol rule over China under the support of the Yuan dynasty. Genghis Khan’s burial site remains one of history’s great mysteries.
About The Irving Arts Center
The Irving Arts Center is a department of the City of Irving. The Arts Center became an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in 2007 and is one of only 160 institutions nationwide to earn the honor. More than 135,000 visitors representing 28 states and 205 cities attend Arts Center events each year. For more information please contact the Arts Center at (972) 252-7558 or visit www.irvingartscenter.com.