Executive Chef Geno Bernardo Invites Guests to Discover “Italy under the Vegas Sun” during a Cooking Class, June 4

Executive Chef Geno Bernardo Invites Guests to Discover
“Italy under the Vegas Sun” during a Cooking Class, June 4

Executive Chef Geno Bernardo invites aspiring cooks and dining enthusiasts to discover “Italy under the Vegas Sun” during a unique cooking class at Nove Italiano inside Palms Casino Resort at noon on Saturday, June 4.

As guests arrive, they are greeted with refreshing libations created by Mixologist Jack “Sugar” O’Brien. Participants make their way into Nove’s kitchen where Chef Geno demonstrates step-by-step instructions on dishing up a savory five-course meal, featuring authentic dishes reminiscent of various regions in Italy.

After Chef Geno shares his cooking techniques, guests make their way into the Garden Room, offering panoramic views of the famous Strip, where they are served the five-course meal paired with a wide selection of red and white wines. To complete the experience, guests indulge in sugary confections created by Executive Pastry Chef, Victor Solano. Participants take home copies of the recipes and are encouraged to experience the culinary journey in their own kitchens. The cooking class is $85 per person. Space is limited. For reservations, please call 702.942.6800.

~Italy under the Vegas Sun~
$85 pp

Bresaola and Melon
Air-cured beef accompanied by fresh-market melon

Porcini Risotto
Porcini, Nove’s best virgin olive oil

Insalata Caprese
Salad from Capri

Pesce Spada All Griglia
Grilled swordfish, salsa di Giovanna

Executive Pastry Chef Victor’s sugary confections

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Nove Italiano sits atop the Palms Casino Resort’s Fantasy Tower and combines inspired design, superb Italian cuisine and unsurpassed energy—not to mention some of the city’s most spectacular views. Named #1 Italian Restaurant in Las Vegas by Orbitz in 2009, Nove Italiano transforms perceptions of Italian dining just as N9NE Steakhouse, situated in the original Palms tower, revolutionized the American steakhouse. Created by Executive Chef Geno Bernardo, the menu offers a wide range of crudo (which means “raw” in Italian, often ceviche or sashimi), thin-crust pizzas, variety of steaks and a large selection of wine and premium cocktails. Seasonal dishes added to the menu this spring include “farm to fork” Nove mixed green salad, spring brodo (which means “broth” in Italian) and osso bucco. Nove Italiano offers the Pomegranita, a cool and sweet libation that combines Ketel One Oranje, POM, Pama Liqueur and simple syrup. Every Tuesday is local ladies’ night, where local females receive 50% off their entire food bill, as well as cocktails and wine by the glass. Every Thursday, Nove offers happy hour, where guests can enjoy $7 specialty dishes and cocktails in the lounge from 6 – 8 p.m. In addition, Chef Geno hosts an exclusive cooking class every other month, giving food enthusiasts an up-close-and-personal look at dishing up classic Italian fare. The restaurant is a unique blend of classical and modern elements, an intriguing combination that permeates both the dining room and the kitchen. Adjacent to the lounge is the main dining room, illuminated by dramatic LED Swarovski crystal chandeliers hanging from a multi-vaulted ceiling covered in high-gloss brass-and-steel mosaic. Nove Italiano is open Sunday through Thursday from 6 – 10:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 6 – 11 p.m. For additional information, please visit or call 702.942.6800.

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