Carnevino Italian Steakhouse to Host Guest Chef Dinner w/Shirley Chung on Oct. 8

File Photo of Chef Shirley Chung, Headliner of B&BHG’s Next Guest Chef Dinner


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On Sunday, Oct. 8, Carnevino Italian Steakhouse will embark upon a culinary journey from Italy to China for a Marco Polo-inspired dining experience. Chef Shirley Chung and Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group’s Director of Operations, Pacific Zach Allen will co-host the next guest chef dinner. Both Chung and Allen were part of Carnevino’s original opening team in 2008.

Mirroring Marco Polo’s adventures from Italy to China, this dinner combines influences from Chinese and Italian cuisine. The multi-course menu features Asian-inspired comfort food such as scallion pancakes and duck wonton paired with traditional Italian items like carpaccio and Carta di Musica. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. and include cocktail and wine pairings.

Chef Chung currently owns Steamers Co. in Los Angeles and also serves as the chef/partner for Chung Lee Consulting in Las Vegas. She is also known for appearing during the 11th and 14th seasons of Bravo’s “Top Chef” where she placed in the top three on both seasons.

The multi-course menu for this special evening will feature:

First Course:
Served Family Style
Scallion Pancakes – hazelnut and parsley pesto
Carta di Musica – whipped ricotta, bottarga and cracked black pepper
Beef Heart Spiedini – salsa verde
Meat Board – cured Italian and Chinese meats with pickled vegetables, bresaola, lingua,
shank, tendon and salumi cotto

Zach – Second course:
Beef Carpaccio – sweet garum, long peppercorn, coriander and mandarin

Shirley – Third course:
Ocean Trout – Chinkiang vinegar brodo, braised celery, smoked trout roe and crispy garlic

Shirley – Fourth course:
Beijing Duck Wonton – duck skin chicharron, radish, cucumbers, scallion, preserved vegetable and
duck sauce

Zach – Fifth course:
Huang Jiou and Averna Glazed Short Rib – saba braised daikon radish

Tofu Panna Cotta – with persimmon

The price is $155 per person includes gratuity and cocktail and wine pairings. Click here to purchase tickets. Limited seating is available.

Carnevino Italian Steakhouse at The Palazzo (“carne” indicating the highest quality steaks and “vino” for extraordinary wines) is Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s interpretation and celebration of the classic steakhouse presented in their signature Italian style. The finest beef, superior ingredients and world-renowned wine list make award-winning Carnevino the premiere destination for steak lovers. All of the steaks are dry-aged in Las Vegas then rubbed with sea salt, black pepper and fresh rosemary to achieve otherworldly tenderness and flavor. Furthermore, porterhouses and ribeyes are aged a minimum of 90 to 120 days, well beyond industry standards. Carnevino also offers organic veal, Colorado lamb, Heritage Foods pork, handmade pastas, classic antipasti and side dishes inspired by the street food of Naples. For more information, like on Facebook or follow on Twitter and Instagram (@Carnevino). Click here to download high-res photos.

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Carnevino Italian Steakhouse to Host Guest Chef Dinner w/Shirley Chung on Oct. 8
Carnevino Italian Steakhouse to Host Guest Chef Dinner w/Shirley Chung on Oct. 8