Nancy Silverton, the Los Angeles-based chef who’s won a number of James Beard Foundation awards and proven herself a maven in the fields of baking and Italian cooking, may take now disgraced chef Mario Batali’s Carnevino Italian Steakhouse to LA. Silverton took on a leadership role at the embattled Batali & Bastianich Hospitality group following the departure of her former business partner Mario Batali after a growing number of sexual misconduct accusations came forward. That list includes harassment of employees, groping fans, and sexual assault leading to a criminal investigation.
Now comes word that Silverton is considering moving Carnevino from its 10-year location at the Palazzo after it closes on July 27. She tells Eater that the relocated restaurant would have a different name. “It’s the concept of an Italian steakhouse, but we wouldn’t bring it to LA with that name.”
Sands Corp., the parent company of the Venetian and Palazzo, announced last month that B&B Ristorante, Otto Enoteca, and Carnevino would depart the resorts next month.
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