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Carmine’s GM Heads to Houston

Plus a new executive pastry chef at Wynn and a Detroit chef returns to Las Vegas

Anthony Esparza
Anthony Esparza
Amelinda B Lee

Anthony Esparza, the general manager of Carmine’s at the Forum Shops at Caesars, heads to La Table Houston to become the director of operations for the French restaurant. Previously, Esparza was the general manager at Comme Ca at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Fiamma Trattoria & Bar at the MGM Grand. He specializes in craft beers, bringing the Tour de Biere European craft beer program to Comme Ca and the Italian craft beer program at Fiamma.

Wynn Las Vegas appointed Patrice Caillot as the executive pastry chef of Wynn and Encore, where he head up the resort’s pastry program, creating menus and leading pastry operations for in-room dining, the cake room and chocolate room as well as curating pastries for the resorts’ casual restaurants. The native of Beaune, in the Burgundy region of France, Caillot worked with chef Jean Claude Canestrier in Monaco and then became the opening executive pastry chef at Sirio Maccioni’s Osteria del Circo in New York. In 1998, he relocated to Las Vegas to oversee the pastry programs at Sirio’s Le Cirque 2000 and Osteria del Circo within Bellagio Las Vegas. He also worked at New York’s Le Cirque 2000 and Lespinasse Restaurant, as well as The Ritz-Carlton in Lake Las Vegas.

Josh Stockton, who opened pickle-brined chicken favorite Gold Cash Gold in Detroit, returns to Las Vegas to work with the Wynn Buffet team with chef Russel Parker.

Fiamma Trattoria & Bar

3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-891-1111

Forum Shops at Caesars

3472 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 893-4800 Visit Website

Le Cirque

3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-693-8100 Visit Website


3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 473-9700 Visit Website

The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas

3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 770-3340 Visit Website

Osteria Del Circo

3600 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-693-7223 Visit Website

Wynn Las Vegas

3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 770-7000 Visit Website

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 698-7000 Visit Website