Co-host a Cooking Class at Nove Italiano, April
DJ Paul Oakenfold and Executive Chef Geno Bernardo (front and center) with guests during a special cooking class at Nove Italiano inside Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, April 30. Photo Credit – Ryen McPherson/9 Group
Internationally-acclaimed producer and resident DJ for the weekly “Perfecto Vegas” party at Rain Nightclub, Paul Oakenfold and Executive Chef Geno Bernardo hosted a unique cooking class at Nove Italiano inside Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, April 30.
Before his days behind the DJ booth, Oakenfold was a professional chef in the kitchen, and Oakenfold showed guests he still had it as he used his culinary skills alongside Chef Geno. Guests learned step-by-step instructions on how to make five courses, including signature items from Nove’s menu such as Shrimp Francaise and a British tradition and one of Oakenfold’s favorite, the Sunday Roast. Throughout the class, patrons sipped on the Luxury Drop cocktail, featuring Don Julio and fresh cucumber juice, created by Mixologist Jack “Sugar” O’Brien. Participants indulged in the five courses as they enjoyed the atmosphere in the main dining room. To complete the experience, guests enjoyed savory Apple Pie, created by Executive Pastry Chef Victor Solano.
Nove Italiano is open Sunday through Thursday from 6 – 10:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 6 – 11 p.m. Reservations are recommended and can be made by visiting http://www.novelasvegas.com/ or calling 702.942.6800.
Video from the cooking class can be downloaded and viewed here. Please credit Ryen McPherson/Shoot to Kill Media.
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. 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 http://www.novelasvegas.com/ or call 702.942.6800. Visit Facebook and Twitter for updates on Nove Italiano and Executive Chef Geno Bernardo.
For years, Paul Oakenfold has been recognized in the U.K. for his unique collaborations with other globally-renowned artists and for offering guests an extravagant musical experience, no matter what venue he plays at. Oakenfold has performed in large concert halls and arenas throughout the world and is most recently renowned for breaking record attendances during his special production Perfecto Vegas, hosted at Rain Nightclub every Saturday. A collaboration between Oakenfold and award-winning VJ and director, Vello Virkhaus, Paul Oakenfold Presents: Perfecto Vegas features various cutting-edge design and visual art elements, including full audio-visual system integration, multi-screen content and computer graphics. The weekly production was conceptualized specifically for Rain Nightclub, the legendary 25,000 square-foot club and concert venue at Palms Casino Resort. Oakenfold has been a resident DJ at Rain Nightclub since 2008. Cover is $30 per person, local ladies are free. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit http://www.perfectovegas.com/.