Celebrate 10 Years Of B&B Ristorante, OTTO Enoteca E Pizzeria With Mario Batali on 4/14














CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF B&B RISTORANTE, OTTO ENOTECA E PIZZERIA
WITH MARIO BATALI ON APRIL 14

Anniversary Event Menu Announced, Along with Month-Long Specials Showcasing Classic
Dishes, Unique Pricing

Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Beloved Celebrity Chef Mario Batali will celebrate the upcoming 10th anniversaries of his signatures restaurants B&B Ristorante and OTTO Enoteca e Pizzeria on April 14 with a special reception and dinner. In addition, the restaurants will launch month-long special menus showcasing classic dishes.

“These dishes are the distillation of our philosophy on Italian food: cook using local (and sometimes unpredictable) ingredients with the spirit of the Italian peninsula,” says Batali. “This is all in service of creating an exciting but familiar and delicious bite each and every time.”

10TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER ON APRIL 14
On Friday, April 14, the festivities will begin with assaggi, prosecco and spirits served on OTTO’s lively patio located in the heart of St. Mark’s Square inside the Grand Canal Shoppes. Guests can expect passed appetizers and signature pizzas including:

  • A festive cheese and meat display featuring classic Italian cheeses and OTTO’s signature housemade charcuterie
  • Carrozza: fresh mozzarella deep fried, served with fresh Italian herbs
  • Fried Ricotta: house-made ricotta, Castelvetrano olives and cherry pepper fritters
  • Mixed Marinated Olives: a medley of Italian olives including Picholine, Castelvetrano, Gaeta and Cerignola olives, marinated with citrus zest, bay leaf thyme and fennel
  • Calzone: with ricotta and Prosciutto di Parma
  • Margherita Pizza: ripe tomato, bufala mozzarella and fresh basil
  • Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza: Prosciutto di Parma, peppery arugula, fresh tomato, mozzarella and Cacio di Roma

Guests will also be served Batali’s favorite cocktails: The Venetian Spritz (Aperol liqueur, prosecco, orange slice, olive) and Joe Bastianich’s Flor Prosecco.

Festivities will then move to B&B Ristorante where guests will savor a 4-course meal showcasing a blend of dishes from when the restaurant opened and brand-new Spring additions. The courses will include:

  • Antipasti (served family-style):
    • Grilled octopus with “fagioli marinati” and spicy limoncello vinaigrette
    • Three types of bruschetta: ceci, fava and Tuscan kale
    • Warm lamb’s tongue with chanterelle mushrooms and a three-minute egg
  • Primi (served family-style):
    • “Mint Love Letters” with merguez sausage
    • Beef cheek ravioli with black truffles and crushed duck liver
  • Secondi (choice of one):
    • Grilled quail with beet “farrotto”
    • Short rib “al Barolo” with Anson Mills polenta and horseradish
    • Crispy striped bass with spring vegetable “vignole”
  • Dessert (served as a duo):
    • Pistachio semifredo with chocolate chip torta
    • Bruciato balsamico with strawberries

The price for the OTTO Enoteca e Pizzeria reception will be $50 per person; the four-course dinner at B&B Ristorante will cost $150 per person. Guests may also purchase a combined ticket to both events at the price of $175 per person. Click here to purchase tickets.

ANNIVERSARY SPECIALS
Before the anniversary dinner—beginning April 1 and concluding April 30—B&B Ristorante and OTTO Enoteca e Pizzeria will offer month-long special tasting menus encapsulating the spirit of the restaurants when they opened in 2007.

At B&B Ristorante, the anniversary tasting menu will include:

  • Asparagus vinaigrette with black pepper pecorino zabaglione
  • Spaghetti with garlic chives, sweet garlic and lobster   
  • “Mint Love Letters” with Merguez sausage
  • Short rib “al Barolo” with Anson Mills polenta and horseradish
  • Goat cheese torta
  • Semolina Budino with rhubarb and mint marmellata

The price will be $99 per person; wine pairings can be added for an additional $99 per person.

At OTTO Enoteca e Pizzeria, the special menu will feature various dishes from the restaurant’s original menu, all priced at $10 per dish. Selections will include:

  • Carrozza: fresh mozzarella, deep fried, served with fresh Italian herbs
  • Calzone with ricotta and Prosciutto di Parma
  • Caprese: fresh mozzarella, oven-roasted tomato and basil pesto
  • Acetaia salad with tender baby greens, cucumber, a hardboiled egg, Prosciutto di Parma, and Aceto Manodori
  • Grilled radicchio with smoked mozzarella and aceto cavedone
  • Salumi di giorno

“Dishes like the Mint Love Letters have been favorites since we opened Babbo in 1998 (which was the inspiration for B&B Ristorante). I think I’d be banned from Greenwich Village if we ever removed them from the menu! The same can now be said for Las Vegas and B&B Ristorante,” concludes Batali.

ABOUT B&B RISTORANTE AT THE VENETIAN
At B&B Ristorante, Chef Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s award-winning New York City-based Italian restaurant experience uses only the best local ingredients, treats them as artfully as possible then serves them with gusto. Batali and Bastianich have created an incredible menu paired with Italy’s finest wines in a simple and elegant atmosphere. Batali’s signature dishes appeal to all personalities, from the classic to the adventurous. Bastianich’s wine list showcases selections from every region in Italy, many of them available by the “quartino” (quarter-liter). In B&B Ristorante’s dining room, classical Old World charm meets the stylish appeal of the Las Vegas Strip. B&B Ristorante is located inside The Venetian Las Vegas. B&B Ristorante is open nightly starting at 5 p.m. For more information, go to BandBRistorante.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@BandBRistorante).

ABOUT OTTO ENOTECA E PIZZERIA
OTTO Enoteca e Pizzeria combines the vibe of an elegant Venetian enoteca with the energy of a crowded Italian train station. The menu is diverse and decadent, flexible and full of variety. Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s OTTO features an ever-evolving menu of thin crust roman-style pizzas, antipasti meats and cheeses, salads, pastas and main dishes, accompanied with a relaxed atmosphere that is perfect for a quick snack, big group or family night out. Pronounced oh-TOH, in Italian, OTTO means “8,” representing the restaurant’s original location on 8th street in New York. Enoteca is the term used in Italy for small, local or regional wine shops where guests may sample wines from area producers. OTTO is located inside the bustling St. Mark’s Square inside The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, go to LasVegas.OTTOPizzeria.com or call (702) 677-3390. Like on Facebook and Instagram and follow on Twitter (@OTTOLasVegas).

OTTO Enoteca e Pizzeria in Las Vegas Launches Kids Menu

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Kids Pizza (Courtesy of B&BHG)

OTTO ENOTECA E PIZZERIA AT THE VENETIAN LAUNCHES NEW KID-
FRIENDLY MENU

OTTO Enoteca e Pizzeria is launching kid-friendly menu items, showcasing the restaurant’s classic dishes in smaller portions and most importantly, kid-friendly! OTTO is now one of the few restaurants at The Venetian to include a children’s menu in addition to their original menu.

The menu is now available for children ages 12 years and under. Selections include penne ($12), spaghetti ($12), bow-tie fresh pasta ($12) or bread gnocchi ($12). These pastas can be topped with butter and cheese, Pomodoro sauce or a capricciosa sauce. Kids can also choose between a fresh mozzarella or salami cotto pizza ($12). Dessert options include a chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry milkshake ($6), gelato e sorbetto ($6) or a chocolate torta ($6).

ABOUT OTTO ENOTECA E PIZZERIA
OTTO Enoteca e Pizzeria combines the vibe of an elegant Venetian enoteca with the energy of a crowded Italian train station. The menu is diverse and decadent, flexible and full of variety. Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s OTTO features an ever-evolving menu of thin crust roman-style pizzas, antipasti meats and cheeses, salads, pastas and main dishes, accompanied with a relaxed atmosphere that is perfect for a quick snack, big group or family night out. Pronounced oh-TOH, in Italian, OTTO means “8,” representing the restaurant’s original location on 8th street in New York. Enoteca is the term used in Italy for small, local or regional wine shops where guests may sample wines from area producers. OTTO is located inside the bustling St. Mark’s Square inside The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, go to LasVegas.OTTOPizzeria.com or call (702) 677-3390. Like on Facebook and Instagram and follow on Twitter (@OTTOLasVegas).

Tomorrow, Celebrate National Pizza Day & Mardi Gras at OTTO Enoteca e Pizzeria at The Venetian

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CELEBRATE NATIONAL PIZZA DAY ON FEB. 9 AT OTTO ENOTECA E PIZZERIA

OTTO to Combine Pizza and Mardi Gras for a Special One-Day-Only Tasso Ham Pizza 

 

Tomorrow, celebrate National Pizza Day at Las Vegas’ top-rated OTTO Enoteca e Pizzeria at The Venetian. OTTO is Mario Batali’s signature pizza restaurant and known for its ever-evolving menu of thin crust Roman-style pizzas, antipasti meats and cheeses, salads, pastas and main dishes.

OTTO will be celebrating National Pizza Day as only they can: by adding some festive Mardi Gras touches to their festive Tasso Ham Pizza ($21) that will only be available on Feb. 9. The pizza will feature house-cured and smoked Tasso ham, which is actually a cured and smoked pork shoulder (not ham) rubbed with a Cajun-style spice mixture containing cayenne, garlic and other spices. Pickled peppers and Buffalo mozzarella complete the pizza.

 

PIZZA FUN FACTS

Since opening in 2007, OTTO has sold close to 500,000 pizzas, averaging just more than a 1,000 a week.

 

One of their top sellers remains the Margherita with tomato, buffalo mozzarella and basil. This pizza is so popular, it sells out its two closest rivals, sausage-and-peppers and pepperoni, almost two to one. Although it is not one of the best-selling pizzas, one of the most unique dishes served at OTTO is the pancetta and goat cheese pizza, topped with caramelized onions and Cypress Grove cheese.

OTTO is also known for its seasonal pizzas. Utilizing only the freshest ingredients of the season, the current pizza for winter is its Brussels sprouts pizza. Along with mozzarella and prosciutto, the pizza is topped with preserved lemon rinds that provide an extra citrus kick to this scrumptious dish. The pizza will be available through the end of February.
Finally, OTTO stacks the pizza dough to proof for 24 hours, resting in boxes that are 3.5 inches tall. If all the dough for all 500,000 pizzas OTTO has sold since it opened was placed one dozen to the box to proof and then stacked, all of the boxes would be as tall as 10 ½ Stratosphere Towers or 12,152 feet high (200 feet taller than the top of Mt. Charleston from sea level).

ABOUT OTTO ENOTECA E PIZZERIA
OTTO Enoteca e Pizzeria combines the vibe of an elegant Venetian enoteca with the energy of a crowded Italian train station. The menu is diverse and decadent, flexible and full of variety. Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s OTTO features an ever-evolving menu of thin crust roman-style pizzas, antipasti meats and cheeses, salads, pastas and main dishes, accompanied with a relaxed atmosphere that is perfect for a quick snack, big group or family night out. Pronounced oh-TOH, in Italian, OTTO means “8,” representing the restaurant’s original location on 8th street in New York. Enoteca is the term used in Italy for small, local or regional wine shops where guests may sample wines from area producers. OTTO is located inside the bustling St. Mark’s Square inside The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, go to LasVegas.OTTOPizzeria.com or call Facebook(702) 677-3390. Like on and Instagram and follow on Twitter (@OTTOLasVegas).

Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group to Participate in Three Square’s Las Vegas Restaurant Week

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Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group to Participate in Three Square’s
Las Vegas Restaurant Week

Proceeds from special lunch and dinner menus to benefit local food bank

 Dine out for a great cause. Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group (B&BHG) proudly announces its participation in Three Square Food Bank’s Las Vegas Restaurant Week from June 15-26. B&BHG’s Las Vegas Culinary Director, Chef Jason Neve and his team created special lunch and dinner menus incorporating fresh, seasonal selections at B&B Burger & Beer, B&B Ristorante and Otto to benefit Three Square, Southern Nevada’s only food bank, and its fight against ending hunger in Southern Nevada.


“As a Las Vegas resident, it is very important to support our local community,” said Chef Jason Neve. “We love participating in Restaurant Week because it is a wonderful opportunity to help Three Square end hunger in Southern Nevada. We hope Las Vegas residents will dine with us in support of this great cause.”

B&B Burger & Beer:
Guests can enjoy a three-course lunch or dinner for $30.15 per person. The first course features Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese or the Chop Salad with salami, beans and cucumber drizzled with an oregano vinaigrette. For the second course, choose from the All American Beef Hotdog on a Challah Bun topped with chili cheddar cheese sauce and onions, or Eggplant Parmigiano with fried eggplant, marinara, fresh mozzarella, provolone and basil pesto on a ciabatta bun, or The Drive-Thru Burger consisting of two griddled patties topped with American cheese and B&B pickles on a sesame seed bun. To complete the dining experience, guests can sip on one of B&B Burger & Beer’s award winning shakes, the Caramel Swirl made with caramel gelato and Averna, finished with a ginger snap cookie. B&B Burger and Beer is located inside of the Venetian Hotel Resort Casino and is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. To make reservations call 702-414-2220. The cost does not include beverage, tax and gratuity.

B&B Ristorante:
Available for dinner only, a delectable four-course dining experience was created for $50.15 per person. The antipasti course offers the choice between B&B Affettati Misti containing an assortment of cured meats or Field Greens with Chianti vinaigrette, crispy shallots and Parmigiano. Guests can choose between the Pork Trotter Ravioli accompanied with cherry tomatoes or Garganelli with summer squash for the primi course. For the secondi course, choose from the Spicy Two Minute Calamari, or the Short Rib “al Barolo” with Anson Mills polenta and horseradish, or Pork Loin “alla Toscana” plated with summer beans. For dessert, guests can nosh on seasonal selections of Gelati & Sorbetti. B&B Ristorante is located inside of the Venetian Hotel Resort Casino and is open seven days a week from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. To make reservations call 702-266-9977. The cost does not include beverage, tax and gratuity.

Otto:
Guests can enjoy a three-course lunch menu for $30.15 per person. The first course offers the choice between Arugula and Shaved Parmigiano or Baby Lettuces, Prosciutto and Aceto Manodori. For the entree course, choose from the Margherita ‘D.O.C.’ Pizza topped with tomato, buffalo mozzarella and basil, or Prosciutto Arugula Pizza with tomato, mozzarella and cacio, or Spaghetti & Meatballs served with basil and tomato. Lunch concludes with a delicious selection of Artisanal Gelati & Sorbetti.

For $40.15 per person, patrons can choose from a three-course dinner menu. The first course features Antipasti Misti consisting of roasted beets with Saba, mixed marinated olives, oven roasted tomato bruschetta and salami cotto. For the entree course, diners have four options including Penne alla Norma with tomato, eggplant and ricotta, or Bucatini all’ Amatriciana made with tomato, cured pork and onion, or Margherita ‘D.O.C’ Pizza topped with tomato, bufala mozzarella and basil, or Sausage & Peppers Pizza with house sausage, roasted peppers and mozzarella. End the meal on a sweet note with a selection of Artisanal Gelati & Sorbetti. Otto is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and is located in St. Marks Square inside of the Venetian Hotel Resort Casino. To make reservations call 702-677-3390. The cost does not include beverage, tax and gratuity.

For more information on Las Vegas Restaurant Week visit www.helpoutdineoutlv.org or www.threesquare.org.

ABOUT BATALI & BASTIANICH HOSPITALITY GROUP
Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and Lidia Bastianich are the distinctive forces behind B&B Hospitality Group: an eclectic group of critically acclaimed, unanimously adored restaurants in New York, Las Vegas, California, Singapore and Hong Kong. What started as a small cadre of downtown Manhattan staples has expanded to an international fleet of neighborhood favorites. Each restaurant offers its own culinary identity but has a signature combination of thoughtful and memorable food, intelligent wine lists, and an emphasis on living life to its absolute fullest. For more information visit www.bandbhg.com.

ABOUT LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT WEEK AND THREE SQUARE
Las Vegas Restaurant Week began in 2007 as a way to give locals and tourists the opportunity to help out by dining out. 2015 marks the ninth year of Las Vegas Restaurant Week, which features a variety of fine dining experiences throughout the Valley. Proceeds from Restaurant Week benefit Three Square, Southern Nevada’s only food bank. Three Square currently provides more than 34 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of more than 28 million meals – per year to more than 1,300 community partners including non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites throughout Southern Nevada. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit www.threesquare.org or www.helpoutdineoutlv.org.