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.


In The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino

3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Las Vegas, NV 89109


This Just In – HOLSTEIN (another burger bar) Coming to Cosmo

ELV has learned that local restaurateurs Block 16 — the folks behind LBS Burger Joint at the Red Rock Casino are bringing another ground beef concept to the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino, when it opens on December 15.

Called Holstein, Chef Anthony Meidenbauer promises us the concepts will be new, the ingredients all-natural, ultra-fresh and organic, and in his words, there will be an emphasis “…(on) better burgers and (bringing) a funky, homegrown attitude to The Strip.”

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SCARPETTA – First Look

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Some newspapers and ‘zines rush to be the first to review a restaurant. Some websites pride themselves on being able to show you what a restaurant will look like weeks before it starts cooking, and some critics (and bloggers) love to be the first to crow about having eaten there first.

But only Eating Las Vegas has the temerity, the gall, the guts and the gumption to review a restaurant 6 months before it opens!

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