ELV® recently completed his final ballot for the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards.
In case you’re interested, his ballot looked like this:
Eating Las Vegas has learned that, after 13 years and numerous accolades, Piero Selvaggio’s Valentino will be departing the Venetian Hotel and Casino in June.
Both sides describe the parting as amicable, and we have it on good authority that Selvaggio is actively seeking another home for an authentic trattoria concept in Las Vegas.
The Venetian remains mum on whatever concept will be replacing this pasta, wine and northern Italian palace, but our sources, who may or may not be reliable, have given us information, which may or may not be true, that a famous French chef, who may or may not be named Daniel Boulud, will be taking over the space later this year.
Terrin can mix a mojito with the best of ’em, but bring up the subject of a spicy Sangiovese Rosso or a racy Barbera d’Alba and her eyes light up like a saucy spumante.