TREVI Italian Restaurant Hosts Media Personalities and Entertainers for Charity

TREVI Italian Restaurant, located inside of The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, hosted its fourth annual media pizza making competition, featuring local media personalities competing for charity on Thursday, Aug. 30.

Shaun Burgess, Courtney Perna, Chef Jose Navarro, Rachel Smith and Jason Harris at TREVI Charity Pizza Cook Off
Shaun Burgess, Courtney Perna, Chef Jose Navarro, Rachel Smith and Jason Harris at TREVI Charity Pizza Cook Off

Media contestants included Rachel Smith, co-host of the MORE Show on FOX 5; Courtney Perna, co-host of Las Vegas NOW on KLAS; Shaun Burgess, Digital Content Producer for Vegas.com; and Jason Harris, contributor to VEGAS Magazine and Las Vegas Weekly. Each participant worked with TREVI’s Executive Chef, Jose Navarro, to create a one-of-a-kind pizza using individually-selected ingredients.

Carolina Urrea, James Davis and Mariah Rivera at TREVI Charity Pizza Cook Off
Carolina Urrea, James Davis and Mariah Rivera at TREVI Charity Pizza Cook Off

The pizzas were judged on taste, creativity and presentation by a panel of local celebrity judges including Mariah Rivera of FANTASY, Miss Nevada USA 2018 Carolina Urrea, and James Davis of Chippendales. The winner received $500, donated by Landry’s Inc., the parent company of TREVI Italian Restaurant, to donate to a charity of their choice.

Courtney Perna at TREVI Charity Pizza Cook Off
Courtney Perna at TREVI Charity Pizza Cook Off

Las Vegas NOW anchor, Courtney Perna, took first place in the media competition with a creative pizza titled, “Gettin’ Figgy With It,” made with fig spread, rosemary, balsamic reduction, garlic and herb Boursin cheese, shredded parmesan, red onion, and bacon, then topped with arugula and pear. The donation will benefit Best Buddies Nevada, a nonprofit organization of volunteers that create opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

PHOTO CREDIT: Joe Durkin

ABOUT TREVI

TREVI is located at the heart of The Forum Shops at Caesars next to the Fountain of the Gods. TREVI has been voted “Best of Las Vegas” for Italian cuisine by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, as well as has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015. The restaurant offers classic and contemporary Italian fare, a gelato bar featuring fresh gelato made daily and a dynamic atmosphere. Executive Chef Jose Navarro serves a menu that blends classic and contemporary Italian fare. TREVI, owned by Landry’s, Inc., is open daily from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. – midnight Friday and Saturday. More information and reservations are available at www.trevi-italian.com or by calling 702.735.4663. Follow TREVI at www.Twitter.com/TREVILV, www.Facebook.com/TREVILV and Instagram @TREVILV.

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ABOUT LANDRY’S, INC.

Landry’s, Inc., wholly owned by Tilman J. Fertitta, is a multinational, diversified restaurant, hospitality, gaming and entertainment company based in Houston, Texas. The company operates more than 500 high-end and casual dining establishments around the world, including well-known concepts such as Landry’s Seafood, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Rainforest Cafe, Mitchell’s Fish Market Restaurants, Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Oceanaire, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood, Chart House, Saltgrass Steak House, Claim Jumper and Mastro’s Restaurants. Landry’s also operates a group of signature restaurants, including Vic & Anthony’s, Grotto, Willie G’s and others. Landry’s gaming division includes the renowned Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino concept, with locations in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nev.; Atlantic City, N.J.; Biloxi, Miss.; and Lake Charles, La. Landry’s entertainment and hospitality divisions encompass popular destinations including the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk, Aquarium Restaurants and other exciting attractions, coupled with deluxe accommodations throughout the Houston and Galveston area, including the luxurious San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center on Galveston Island.

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