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If you've been having trouble booking a table at Giada, the start of lunch service next week likely won't alleviate the problem. We're still hearing of a reservation backlog of two to four weeks for Cromwell's centerpiece (and only) eatery and don't expect it to be much easier getting a table midday.
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Giada's is many things to many people. It represents the first foray into dining for the namesake herself, Giada de Laurentiis, the soul of The Cromwell (and the new casino gut-and-remodel projects) as a whole, and what will define a celebrity chef-driven venue in Vegas.
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The long-awaited restaurant debut of Giada De Laurentiis is set to officially commence tomorrow evening, Tuesday, June 3. After the opening of fellow Food Network star Guy Fieri's
place kitchen (to wildly lukewarm but positive reception), the lovely lady de Laurentiis gets her turn.
This, if you don't know by now, is actually the very first restaurant by Giada, and really even the first where she is chef. Despite getting in an early taste, we are holding our judgement on the described "light, classical Italian" fare, but according to sources close to the opening, quality is the number one priority. Whew!
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Vegas Uncork'd had Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis catering to our every whim last week (ok, not our every whim) as the two hosted a Master Series dinner at Flay's Mesa Grill. The duo split up the menu, but didn't list who was responsible for each dish. Guests had to test their true foodie knowledge as each dish arrived and guess whose it was -- Bobby's or Giada's? (We failed. We thought a sweet crostini appetizer was all Giada but it was actually Bobby.)
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a restraining order.
Last week, we gave you a tiny taste of Giada and promised to expose more this week. It took a few days to calm down, but we think we can now adequately piece together what we saw, touched, tasted and heard. (Minds out of gutters, please.)
As the restaurant is still under construction, an antipasto bar with two hot stations was setup in a Caesars suite overlooking the pools. The antipasto bar included, of course, prosciutto, salami, bresaola, cheeses and multiple types of bread, but also marinated mushrooms with almonds, marinated mozzarella, marinated calarami, octopus and oysters.
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Please forgive us while we attempt to compose ourselves enough to piece together some actual words. You see, today we were invited up to a private suite at Caesars Palace for lunch with the lovely Giada De Laurentiis. Sure, there were a couple dozen other media types there, but if you ask us
and Giada it was an afternoon meant for two. Oh, and this guy. Always pressing in on our turf.
Next week, we'll have details on Giada's forthcoming restaurant at The Cromwell, but first we'll leave you with a sneak peek of two tasty tidbits:
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Now that the name's official, just when can we expect The Cromwell to make its Vegas debut? A press release vaguely reports "this spring," but Giada De Laurentiis -- who will helm an eponymous, 10,000-square-foot restaurant at the "boutique" hotel -- has been dishing a specific month for sometime now. And, continues to hold to an opening of this May.
Giada's app-zine is all about Vegas this issue so we forked over .99 cents to discover what else is being shared.
The Food Network star states that she wanted her 250-seat Vegas restaurant to offer "something completely different" from a "female point of view." Something we all could have safely guessed. It's likely not that much of a surprise that portions here will follow the family style trend, either. What is unexpected, however, is that the food will be "in smaller portions so that everyone can try a little bit of everything without getting too full." Giada goes on to report:
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We still don't know what it will be called, but today we have a better idea of when to expect the new and improved Bill's, for lack of a better name.
VegasChatter friend Paige C. was watching The View earlier today when an appearance by Giada De Laurentiis -- who will helm the forthcoming boutique hotel's celebrity restaurant -- caught her attention. The Food Network personality talked up her Vegas venture... and then mentioned when it would arrive!
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While Gansevoort gives us a revealing glimpse of the rooftop pool parties to come, its star chef, Giada De Laurentiis is giving us a new eyeful of her own. (As opposed to the eyefuls we've become accustomed to. And, since Caesars Entertainment is involved here, we'll continue to demand.)
The Food Network personality will open her first restaurant inside Gansevoort when it makes its Strip debut in 'early 2014.' This evening, Giada revealed a detailed exterior rendering for her apparently self-named restaurant (a name has not been officially announced) on Facebook. It's shown above. Below is the text that accompanied it:
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Another open secret is press release official.
The Food Network's Giada De Laurentiis will helm Gansevoort's marquee restaurant when it debuts in early 2014. (When is that, exactly? Gansevoort reps have told us to look for it in March.) The eatery will be located on
Bill's Gansevoort's second floor, which is being extended to allow for outdoor dining and views of the Strip and Bellagio's fountains (see rendering below).