Chef Carla Pellegrino Celebrates la Dolce Vita at Honey Salt

Honey Salt welcomes Italian chef and dynamic TV culinary personality Chef Carla Pellegrino, Executive Chef/Owner of Bratalian in Henderson, to the guest chef dinner series.

Chef Carla Pellegrino
Chef Carla Pellegrino

Chef Pellegrino will wow guests with her one-of-a-kind approach to Italian cooking on Tuesday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m. Honey Salt’s Executive Chef Robert Camacho will start off guests with a variety of shared bites in his “For the Table” selection, before turning the evening over to Chef Pellegrino and her signature Italian style dishes that are sure to delight the palettes of all diners. This communal dining experience is $49 per person with an optional wine pairing for $25.

July 26 GUEST CHEF DINNER MENU:

Seasonal Welcome Cocktail

“For the Table” – Prepared by Chef Robert Camacho of Honey Salt
Watermelon Gazpacho
Prosciutto Wrapped Peach Skewers
Roasted Cumin Lamb Meatballs

Dinner – Prepared by Chef Carla Pellegrino

“Appetizer”
Insalata Tiepida di Polipo, Patate & Fave

Octopus, Yukon potatoes and fava beans salad with extra virgin olive oil and citronnette foam

“Entree”
Strozzapreti Alle Triglie & Fiori di Zucca

Fresh strozzapreti pasta in light fresh red mullet, baby zucchini, zucchini blossom sauce

“Dessert”
Passion Fruit Miroir

Passion fruit mousse biscuit, raspberry coulis, fresh tropical fruits with a passion fruit “caipiroska” shot

About Chef Carla Pellegrino

Carla Pellegrino, once Carla Madeira, was born in Rio de Janeiro to a Portuguese father and a second-generation Italian mother. As early as age 10, Pellegrino was cooking daily, helping run her mother’s catering business. At age 16, she moved to Liguria, Italy. In 1997, Pellegrino traveled to the United States, where she attended the French Culinary Institute in NYC, and graduated with honors. In May 2000, she and Frank Pellegrino Jr. opened and successfully established Baldoria Restaurant on 8th Avenue and Broadway; in 2006, Carla Pellegrino led the culinary team as the executive chef to open Rao’s Las Vegas. She took the 10 original recipes from the legendary East Harlem’s Italian restaurant, added her own traditional North Italian cuisine and built a high volume menu concept. Her success continued with the openings of Bacio by Carla, Meatball Spot, Touche Miami and the much loved, Bratalian in Henderson.

Chef Carla Pellegrino has been The Chef host at the James Beard House in NYC for 6 times, and honored at the James Beard Award of 2009, with the theme “Women in Food.” Pellegrino has been featured on Top Chef 10, Today Show, CBS Morning Show, Fox News National, Throwdown with Bobby Flay Christmas Special (which she won), Food & Wine, Bon Appetit and multiple other national and local news outlets.

Tickets to the special Guest Chef Dinner must be purchased in advance by going online to www.HoneySalt.com. June’s Guest Chef Dinner is $49 per person, optional wine pairing is $25 per person.

Learn more about Carla Pellegrino on her website, www.carlapellegrino.com

Chef Carla Pellegrino
Chef Carla Pellegrino

About Honey Salt

Honey Salt is located in at 1031 S. Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada. Honey Salt is open seven days a week. Lunch & Dinner are served from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. until close on Monday and 10:30 a.m. until close on Sunday, with brunch served from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. every Sunday. Honey Salt also features “Sips & Savors,” the restaurant’s daily happy hour from 3 – 6:00 p.m. in the bar, lounge and patio. For reservations and more information, visit www.honeysalt.com or call the restaurant at 702.445.6100. “Like” Honey Salt on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HoneySaltLV and follow Honey Salt on Instagram @HoneySaltLV.

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