Working Girls

ELV note: The article below appears in today’s edition of the Las Vegas Weekly. These tasty snaps were taken (mostly) at Le Cirque during my interview/dinner with Megan Romano (Aureole/Charlie Palmer Steak), Vita Shanley (Scarpetta/D.O.C.G.) and Dyan Ng (Restaurant Guy Savoy). That interview provided the basis for the piece, and since space constraints didn’t allow us to go into the meal itself…or how impressed the gals were with Philippe Angibeau’s spun sugar creations (and apple tarte and coconut sorbet and melting chocolate ball, and…and…), we thought we’d post them now for your salivation and delectation.

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By: John Curtas

Wed, Feb 9, 2011 (5:12 p.m.)

Las Vegas may have the greatest concentration of top pastry talent anywhere in America. Continue reading “Working Girls”

Hot Kitchen Watch – SCARPETTA

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With (from l to r) Dan Rossi, Vita Shanley, and Scott Conant in the kitchen (and Antonello Paganuzzi running the front of the house), how could things get much hotter (or better) at Scarpetta?

ELV and his staff don’t think they can…and also think this place will quickly take its position the popular pantheon of pedigreed pasta perfection posited amongst our pactolian pantisocracy.

Or something like that.

FYI: Rossi formerly was top toque at David Burke; Shanley last dazzled us at SW Steakhouse before departing for colder climes, and Paganuzzi was the front of the house master who opened Le Cirque and Circo in the Bellagio way back when. A stronger team — who know the Vegas market as well as any operators in The Cosmopolitan — would be hard to find.


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3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Las Vegas, NV 89109