Mario Batali at The Venetian This Friday – Live Cooking Demo





WHAT: On Friday, Nov. 25, The Venetian® invites guests and shoppers to join world-renowned chef Mario Batali for a complimentary event as he performs a live cooking demonstration from 1 to 3 p.m. at the exterior of The Venetian by the outdoor gondolas. Guests will have the opportunity to interact with Batali and enjoy a slice of his signature pizza on the Las Vegas Strip, while taking in the sights and sounds of the first-ever Winter in Venice™.

Starting today through Jan. 8, The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas are introducing Winter in Venice, the first true celebration of the winter season on the Las Vegas Strip. With 49 days of holiday festivities throughout both resorts, Winter in Venice will be the ultimate destination for an unforgettable holiday experience.

WHO: Award-winning chef Mario Batali.

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 25, 2011

WHERE: The Venetian Las Vegas
Exterior of The Venetian by Outdoor Gondolas
3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

About The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino:
The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the largest property in the country to receive AAA’s Five Diamond and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, is one of the world’s most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Re-creating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas’ most lavish suite accommodations.  Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide variety of entertainment such as “Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular,” “Blue Man Group,” showroom headliners including David Spade, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen and Joan Rivers and extensive convention and corporate services. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program, which rewards guests with the ease and usability of just one card and one program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at For more information on Winter in Venice, please visit

About Mario Batali:
With nineteen restaurants, nine cookbooks and a host of television shows, including the ever-popular Iron Chef America, Mario Batali is one of the most recognized and respected chefs working in America today. Mario and his business partner, Joe Bastianich, own seventeen restaurants across the country including their flagship Manhattan restaurant, Babbo. Mario is also the author of nine cookbooks including Molto Batali: Simple Family Meals from My Home to Yours (ecco 2011), which was released on October 25, 2011. The spirit of community and family that inspires Molto Batali informs Mario’s other work, including the Mario Batali Foundation, the mission of which is to feed, protect, educate, and empower children. In conjunction with the launch of Molto Batali, Mario will match the first $100,000 in paid donations made to the Foundation after November 1, 2011 and Aperol Spritz will match up to $50,000 between October 25, 2011 and February 1, 2012. As of September 2011, Mario stars in a new daytime talk show called, “The Chew,” a daytime talk show on ABC that celebrates and explores life through food. Mario splits his time between New York City’s Greenwich Village and northern Michigan with his wife and their two sons. To learn more about Mario Batali, visit or follow him on Twitter at @mariobatali. To learn more about the Mario Batali Foundation, visit


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