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On The Strip: The Dish

GiADA aND gUY, 5 dISHES TO tRY 

Chefs Giada De Laurentiis and Guy Fieri opened their first restaurants in Las Vegas five years ago. In celebration, here are five of our favorite items.

Seafood tower at Giada

Seafood tower at GIADA at The Cromwell. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

GIADA, The Cromwell

  • Brunch: Let’s just say Giada knows how to do brunch.
  • Seafood Tower: Shrimp cocktail, Maine lobster, oysters and more.
  • Orzo Meatballs: Yep, these meatballs are stuffed with pasta.
  • The G Cocktail: Her pisco sour is topped with a curly
    “G” atop the frothy egg white.
  • Lemon Ricotta Cookies: Trust us. You’ll want more.

Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar, The LINQ Hotel & Casino

  • Guy’s Bloody Mary: Customized with everything from veggies and candied bacon to pepperoni and shrimp.
  • Breakfast Burger: Patty topped with scrambled eggs,bacon and sausage gravy.
  • Trash Can Nachos: This Motley Que-style chip platter spills from a can.
  • Pork Emporium: All your favorite pork pieces piled high.
  • Cheesecake Challenge: A NY-style marble cheesecake with potato chips, pretzels and hot fudge toppings

Ariel Contreras-Fox, Season 18’s “Hell’s Kitchen” winner. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

And The Winner Is… 

Ariel Contreras-Fox. Season 18 of Hell’s Kitchen came down to a battle of two female chefs with veteran Contreras-Fox defeating rookie Mia Castro to win this season of Hell’s Kitchen along with the $250,000 grand prize. The finale aired just as Gordon Ramsay’s HELL’S KITCHEN restaurant at Caesars Palace celebrated its first anniversary. Catch Season 17 winner and current head chef, Michelle Tribble, at the restaurant—she may even shave your truffles table-side.

Vegas Uncork'd photo with celebrity chefs

Vegas Uncork’d knows how to party. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Wine & Dine 

Loosen those belts; Vegas Uncork’d is back. Events include intimate dinners, the Grand Tasting at Caesars Palace and a Mother’s Day brunch with the Pellegrino family at Rao’s. Guests attending this year’s Master Series dinners can savor the exquisite French delicacies of Guy Savoy, see Gordon Ramsay turn up the heat at Caesars Palace, nibble on sushi prepared by Nobu Matsuhisa and enjoy steak and scotch at Old Homestead.

The Bon Appétit-sponsored festival takes place May 9-12. Visit vegasuncorked.com.

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