Just last month, Philadelphia-based chef Marc Vetri took over the kitchen at Scott Conant’s Masso Osteria at Red Rock Resort to showcase his take on Italian fare. The award-winning chef presented his killer lineup of signature dishes that just explored a taste of what’s to come.
Now Vetri announces plans to open Vetri Cucina on Nov. 19 in the former Alizé space at the top of the Palms, with its view of the city unfolding to the east.
Twenty years ago, Vetri opened his cozy Italian fine-dining establishment in a Philadelphia townhouse on Spruce Street, a restaurant that quickly became known for his outstanding pasta dishes. He earned accolades from Food & Wine two years later as one of the nation’s “Best New Chefs” and by 2005, he won the James Beard Award for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic.
In Las Vegas, Vetri plans to remain true to its rustic Italian roots, showcasing regional antipasti, pasta, meat, fish, and dolci dishes. The ala carte menu includes his sweet onion crepe with parmigiana and white truffle fonduta, Swiss chard gnocchi with ricotta salata and brown butter, and capretto (goat meat) with house-milled polenta.
Josh Bianchi takes over the kitchen. The former chef at Alizé at the Palms was the opening chef for Drai’s Beachclub at The Cromwell and Drai’s Vancouver. Over the past 10 years, Bianchi worked for Florida chef Norman Van Aken; Las Vegas chef Julian Serrano of Picasso at the Bellagio; New York chef Tom Colicchio at Gramercy Tavern; and chef Daniel Boulud of Daniel Boulud Brasserie at Wynn Las Vegas.
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