In the city of casinos, spectacular shows, and dizzying hotels, Las Vegas, there is an all-Italian novelty. Sixth in the US and thirty-eighth in the world, a new and huge branch of Eataly just opened its doors withing Park MGM – one of the largest hotels and casinos on the Las Vegas Strip –, and, for the first time, an outlet of the international chain offers a 24-hour service.
The new 40,000-square-feet outlet dedicated to Italian retail and dining experience brings to Las Vegas the Italian culinary tradition with two restaurants, six takeaway counters, a café, and three bars where it is possible to taste traditional dishes prepared under the guidance of Executive Chef Nicole Brisson. This on top of the marketplace with 5,000 products, where visitors can buy pasta, grains, sauces, and many more products imported from every Italian region, as well as apparel, housewares, and keepsakes. The wine store has more than 1000 wines, with a section offering 16 wines for tasting every day. Among other novelties of Eataly Las Vegas, there is Cucina del Mercato, an open counter-to-table space that consists of six different fresh counters, where guests can choose to buy products to cook them at home or to savor them on the spot cooked by Eataly’s experts. Experts that can also be admired as with mastery they make fresh pasta, mozzarella, bread, and gelato.
The elegant Gran Caffè Milano coffee bar has a replica of the floor of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan with the iconic mosaic of the bull, which is said to bring good luck to those who spin around it three times. While Chef’s Table encourages people to explore their senses and the world of Italian cuisine through live culinary demonstrations of famous chefs and workshops to learn all about Italia traditions: from how to shape gnocchi to the differences between Tuscan and Sicilian extra virgin olive oils.
Ilona Catani Scarlett