The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas Get Cooking with a Star Studded La Cucina Italiana Festival
The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas’s 3rd Annual Winter in Venice kicked off a new culinary experience with the four-day La Cucina Italiana Food & Wine Festival. Chef Mario Batali hosted the ultimate Italian celebration with the Grand Banquet. An extravagant table set for 200 guests took over the Grand Colonnade where they were presented an exquisite family-style feast pairing new- and old-world Italy.
The menu included veal Carpaccio, 24-month Galardi prosciutto, risotto with white truffle, and a porchetta created by Cecchini that Chef Batali referred to as “the porchetta to end all porchettas.”
“This format,” said Batali, “will conjure meals eaten in Italy, where banquets are spread out quite literally in the middle of a street. Though something you often find in a Tuscan or Umbrian village, it is a novelty in this country, especially in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.”
The four-day food event also included How To Italian. Guests were taught by some of the best Chef’s on property how to make some of their favorite dishes with 10 different demonstrations. Chef Mario Batali and Dario Cecchini taught tricks of the trade when it comes to preparing meat, while the Cake Boss Buddy Valastro showed how to make the perfect cake.
To learn more about Winter In Venice taking place now through Sunday, January 5 please visit venetian.com