Silver State Awards Dec 13- Honoring Las Vegas Restaurants & Lounges at The Venetian




On Friday, December 13, top restaurants, lounges and chefs will be honored at the Best of Silver State Restaurants & Lounges Awards, which will take place at the Sands Showroom inside The Venetian Las Vegas. The event, sponsored by TMG Entertainment in partnership with the Nevada Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NvRAEF), will recognize industry stars who have elevated Nevada as a premier dining destination. Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse will be a special guest presenter at the awards ceremony. The award ceremony hosts will be Dayna Roselli, Nina Radetich, and Robin Leach.

Nominees in seventeen categories were selected by a distinguished nominating committee, comprised of industry professionals and notable figures in the community. The winners will be decided by a public vote. Voting is open online at and can only be conducted from a computer, not a phone or tablet. Voting is free and any member of the public may cast a vote through December 2, 2013.

Tickets to the awards ceremony are $40 and include admission to the champagne cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. as well as reserved seating for the ceremony at 6:45 p.m. Tickets will go on sale at or at any Palazzo or Venetian box office starting Oct. 16. Proceeds from the event benefit NvRAEF’s educational and scholarship programs, such as ProStart, a national high school culinary and restaurant management program that teaches students the skills and knowledge needed to enter the workforce or to continue to postsecondary after high school graduation.

2013 Best of Silver State Restaurants & Lounges Awards Nominees


Best New Restaurant- Fine Dining Best New Restaurant- Casual Dining
Hakkasan Five 50
Heritage Steakhouse Hops & Harvest
Honey Salt Pub 1842
Nobu RX Boiler Room
Best Restaurant – Fine Dining Best Restaurant – Casual Dining
Joel Robuchon Eat
Guy Savoy Raku
Sage The Stone House Café
CUT Lotus of Siam
Best Neighborhood Restaurant Rising Star Chef
Due Forni Bank Atcharawan, Chada Thai & Wine
Le Thai Mathieu Chartron, Restaurant Guy Savoy
Vintner Grill Matthew Piekarski, Sugar Factory American Brasserie
DW Bistro Nicole Brisson, Carnevino Italian Steakhouse
Paymon’s Mediterranean Café & Lounge Robert Hesse, The Brew Brothers, Reno
Best Chef Best Restaurant Wine/Spirits Selection
Julian Serrano, Picasso & Julian Serrano Aureole
Akira Back, Kumi & Yellowtail Carnevino Italian Steakhouse
David Holman, Charlie Palmer Steak, Reno Delmonico Steakhouse
Jason Neve, B&B Hospitality Group Sage
Best Bar/Tavern Best Happy Hour
Commonwealth Blue Martini
Vesper Bar Aces & Ales
Downtown Cocktail Room McMullan’s Irish Pub
Herbs & Rye Born and Raised
Best Buffet Best Sunday Brunch
Bacchanal Border Grill
Bellagio Bouchon
Wicked Spoon Verandah
Wynn Wynn Country Club
Best Interior Design – Restaurant Best Interior Design – Bar, Nightclub
Andrea’s at Encore Hakkasan
Bar Masa Hyde
Gordon Ramsay Steak Light
Hakkasan XS
Best Nightclub Best Service – Restaurant
Hakkasan Picasso
Hyde CUT
Marquee Le Cirque
XS Joel Robuchon
Best Restaurateur
Elizabeth Blau Andre Rochat
Paolo Gaspari Julian Serrano
Michael Morton



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Founded in 1982, the Nevada Restaurant Association is the leading business association serving the needs of food service operators in Nevada. As an affiliate of the National Restaurant Association, and together with the NvRA Educational Foundation, the Association’s mission is to promote, protect and educate the restaurant industry, which is comprised of more than 5,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets employing more than 150,000 people.

Founded in 1991, TMG Entertainment is headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in Miami, Beverly Hills, Houston and Phoenix. Throughout the last two decades, the name TMG has become synonymous with the creation and development of unique and high-profile signature projects. TMG’s internationally acclaimed projects have earned their reputation as some of the world’s most well-known and respected events.

TMG has produced a wide range of projects from world-class fashion shows to entertainment events and nonprofit projects in Las Vegas, Hollywood, South Beach, Houston, Phoenix, Cannes, Monte Carlo, Venice and many more renowned destinations.



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. Recreating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold-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 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 “ Soul2Soul with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill,” the party musical “ROCK OF AGES,” showroom headliners including Human Nature, 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. 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

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