About now, you’re probably asking yourself: Self, just where does a just-published food critic go for a quick bite after consuming superb French fare at Guy Savoy?
To which ELV’s staff can only say: Why, to Rao’s of course. Downstairs from GS at Caesars Palace, where the spicy and sweet, hot and tangy, winy, chicken and sausage-fest known as Chicken Scarpariello awaits.
Truth be told, the kick of hot and sweet peppers, not to mention hot and sweet sausages, along with savory chicken in a deeply-flavored, vinegar-tinged wine sauce, was just the thing to reawaken our palate after all that fabulous French food.
The jolt of a rustic Italian red, chosen by super-somm John Burke, was another nice touch to end the evening on.
As were the cheesecake(s) — pumpkin and classic — and the peanut butter ice cream chocolate sandwich.
From high-brow French to Italian hominess to over-the-top American desserts…all in one night?
Yep….and you wonder why that white suit keeps getting tighter?
That chicken costs $28.
Just thought you’d like to know.
In Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino
3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
4 thoughts on “Eat This Now – RAO’S Chicken Scarpariello”
C’mon Mr. Curtas, this isn’t Italian food. It’s a sloppy ItaloAmerican dish worthy of Olive Garden or Fazoli’s
Scapariello is actually an easy and simple traditional pasta dish of Naples
ELV responds: All “scarpariello” means is “shoemaker’s style.” Our guess is shoemakers in Italy make all kinds of different dishes!
Great video @Tom! Watching old dudes who love to cook might become a habit with videos as simple and charming as that.
They shared the recipe on the Today Show, if anyone is interested. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/41856050/ns/today-food/t/try-these-simple-satisfying-italian-dishes-raos/#.TsVAF8Mr27s
Wow- At the same time you were eating the scarpariello on one side of the restaruant, I was having it on the oposite side (After spending the night smiling for the cameras with you, I’d asked to be seasted as far away from you as possible — LOL.) It was the first time I’d had the dish at Rao’s, and I thought it was excellent.
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