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Giada De Laurentiis photo by Patrick Gray / Kabik Photo Group.


Giada De Laurentiis admits that her decision to open her very first restaurant in Las Vegas was all about location. “I was getting to build a restaurant from scratch on one of the most famous intersections in the world. I would have been a dummy to pass it up,” she says of opening GIADA at The Cromwell in 2014. So when the opportunity arose again, the superstar chef decided to cross that very intersection to bring her creative Italian dishes to Caesars Palace. Located opposite Bacchanal Buffet, Pronto by Giada is “a more casual, grab-and-go” spot that will give diners a taste of her signature fare. “This will be a great introduction to my food,” she explains. “It’s the lighter side of Italian with a fresh, California influence.” Opening in early 2018, Pronto by Giada will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

MR CHOW champagne trolley

MR CHOW champagne trolley. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.


The Caesars Palace outpost of MR CHOW is preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary brand’s first restaurant, which opened on Valentine’s Day in London in 1968. Those looking to toast the milestone can do so with either a glass of champagne from the famous trolley carrying a half-dozen varietals of bubbly or with a signature cocktail like the 50/50: a mix of Mart ell XO cognac, sweet Thatcher’s Organic Yumberry Liqueur, red shiso syrup and fresh yuzu juice.

Cafe Hollywood at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas

Opening to mark the 10-year anniversary of the resort, Café Hollywood is set to celebrate the “film, food, fun” of the storied Planet Hollywood brand. The café will offer a menu similar to its predecessor, Planet Dailies, but will also feature a pastry shop, wine bar and “theatre bites” in a 24-hour setting, where videos documenting the company’s red carpet gatherings will be shown on restaurant televisions. Robert Earl, founder of Planet Hollywood International, calls the restaurant “a celebration of Hollywood as seen through the eyes of a quarter of a century of Planet Hollywood’s history.”

Grand Feast

Las Vegas didn’t invent the buffet—it just perfected it. So why not experience some of the city’ s best with a Buffet of Buffet pass ($49.99 for Total Rewards members). The pass allows unlimited in-and-out privileges to the five participating Caesars Entertainment buffets for 24 hours from the time of purchase. So go ahead and build-your-own crepes at Flamingo’s Paradise Garden Buffet; chow down on Brazilian barbecue at Flavors, The Buffet at Harrah’s Las Vegas; and crack open some Alaskan king crab at Planet Hollywood’s Spice Market Buffet.

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