Emmy Award-winning celebrity chef and New York Times best-selling author Giada De Laurentiis will open her first-ever restaurant in May 2014 at The Cromwell, a new $185 million Las Vegas boutique hotel operated by Caesars Entertainment. Located on the bustling corner of one of the city’s most energetic intersections, her self-titled restaurant, GIADA, will be the cornerstone of the first and only stand-alone boutique hotel on the famed Strip.
About Giada De Laurentiis
Globally renowned chef Giada De Laurentiis was born in Rome where the culture of food and family was an ever-present staple. Cultivating Italian cuisine in the kitchen of her grandfather’s restaurant and later commencing her culinary career at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, De Laurentiis was born to exemplify her heritage in the kitchen. Since her 2002 debut on the Food Network, De Laurentiis has become one of the most beloved and recognized international faces, starring in many TV shows, “Everyday Italian,” “Giada’s Weekend Getaways,” “Giada in Paradise: Capri, Santorini, Monaco and Thailand,” “Giada At Home,” “Food Network Star” and serving as a correspondent on NBC’s Today, where she highlights current trends in travel, cuisine and lifestyle.
De Laurentiis is the author of seven cookbooks, all of which have charted on the New York Times best-seller list, along with the three recent releases: Giada De Laurentiis’s Recipe for Adventure: Naples!, Paris!, and Hong Kong! the first three books in a new children’s chapter book series that transports readers to famous food cities around the world; and Giada’s Feel Good Food, a collection of De Laurentiis’ secrets for staying fit supported by her healthy recipes. De Laurentiis currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband Todd and daughter, Jade.
Learn more about Giada at her website, www.GiadaDeLaurentiis.com.
About the Restaurtant
De Laurentiis’ self-titled restaurant, GIADA, will greet guests with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, al fresco dining and a signature antipasto bar, a first for Italian eateries on the Strip. Located on the second story, GIADA can accommodate 260 guests and encompasses three dining experiences – a dining room, a lounge and a terrace. Areas of the restaurant will feature automatic retractable windows – a first for the Las Vegas Strip – boasting prime views of the Bellagio fountains, Caesars Palace and Bally’s Grand Bazaar Shops.
As guests enter the restaurant, intoxicating aromas of the fresh baking bread will fill the space and a beautiful exhibition kitchen will allow guests the opportunity to watch chefs prepare specialty pastas by hand, slice fresh Italian meats and bake beautiful flatbreads and desserts.
The restaurant will offer a robust wine list artfully crafted from new and old world wines as well as a beautiful wine display. Signature cocktails will be offered with a fresh new twist on the standard ingredients. GIADA will be open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a private dining room space will be available for larger parties.
Check out photos of Giada De Laurentiis at the construction site below.