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‘Lady of the Year’ Giada De Laurentiis is ready to open Pronto at Caesars Palace

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Cashman Photography Giada De Laurentiis with some of Nevada Ballet Theatre’s Future Dance Scholars at the Black & & White Ball on January 27.

TV star chef Giada De Laurentiis has been investing a great deal of time in Las Vegas considering that she opened her initial dining establishment at the Cromwell on the Strip more than three years ago. She was back in town Saturday for an additional unique occasion– Nevada Ballet Theatre’s 34th yearly Black & & White Ball at Wynn Las Vegas, where she was honored as “Woman of the Year” for her accomplishments and dedication to charitable causes.

” First of all, I’m following some pretty amazing women, talented ladies, and that’s No. 1 on the list. To have my name next to legends like Priscilla Presley and Marie Osmond is unbelievable, and to be the first female chef to do this is a quite amazing honor,” De Laurentiis stated from the red carpet prior to the event. “Truthfully, I believe I have actually resided in a little bit of a bubble given that I opened Giada. I come to Vegas and invest all my time at the restaurant and do not really socialize with a great deal of people, so this is an opportunity– now that I have 2 places in Las Vegas– to start to get to know people. It is very important.”

The connection to NBT, among the cornerstones of regional arts and culture, reinforces De Laurentiis’ relationship with Las Vegas, however her new dining establishment Pronto helps, too. Her second restaurant opens on Saturday, Feb. 3, with a grand opening planned for Feb. 10.

” I desired Pronto to be more casual as well as more fun, not that Giada is stuffy, but it is great dining,” she said. “We tore down all those walls and opened the area to make it intense and warm like a cup of sunshine when you first wake up. I wanted the design to be young and contemporary, intense and pleased, but still Italian.”

Whereas Giada is a full-service dining destination, Pronto will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in a fast, grab-and-go format, focusing on pushed paninis, salads, pastries and rich coffee with a comfortable wine bar. “I believe we struck a crowning achievement,” she stated of the space that used to be Payard Patisserie and Restaurant, near Caesars’ popular Bacchanal Buffet. “I think the gelato will be a favorite, and the antipasti at the wine bar, since you can’t really find that anywhere else. And the pushed Panini, though I don’t know which one. It’s constantly hard to guess which product is going to be the one individuals talk about.”

Giada takes the next action with Pronto at Caesars Palace

Giada De Laurentiis and Caesars Entertainment confirmed the other day that the TV food star is opening her 2nd Las Vegas dining establishment, Pronto, at Caesars Palace in early 2018, definitely not a surprise considering reports of her expansion have actually been spreading out practically all the method back to when she opened her Giada restaurant across the street at the Cromwell three years ago.

Other food-world celebs like Gordon Ramsay and Guy Fieri currently have several dining establishments at Caesars homes, however De Laurentiis states this 2nd job was never an inevitable conclusion.

“I was asked 6 months in and stated no, I was asked a year in and stated no, I was asked 2 years in and stated I do not believe so,” she states. “Then at about the two-and-a-half-year mark, in February or March, I heard this space was coming up. And I had to do a little fighting, [because] there were other individuals in the running for that area. But I believe for me, this is the next finest step.”

The area in Caesars Palace is presently inhabited by Payard Patisserie & & Restaurant, nearby to the Party Buffet, Rao’s Las Vegas and Mr Chow. De Laurentiis likes it for her new fast-casual idea Pronto due to the fact that there’s significant convention center traffic moving through that area regularly.

“Some people have said, ‘Why Las Vegas? You already have a dining establishment there.’ Yeah, I do, however it’s a fine dining experience, and I wish to have something that’s more grab-and-go, a little more casual, where families can take their kids and they don’t need to spend a fortune, and it’s still an intro to my food,” she states.

Pronto will serve De Laurentiis’ signature California-style Italian food with breakfast, lunch and supper choices in a hassle-free format and a variety of seating choices incuding counter, bar and lounge. “The experience will still exist,” she says. “I really desire it to have an excellent flow. I want visitors to be able to plainly see exactly what it is they can purchase, where they go to order, where they pay and where they get without any guessing video games. I desire them to smell the food being prepared, the paninis prepared warm in front of them. I want them to see the gelato bar and the espresso bar, which is exactly how we have espresso in Italy, and we’ll have barrels of wine with wine on tap for our aperitivo hour.”

Pronto’s open style is being produced by Starr Design, and like Giada at the Cromwell, it will take inspiration from De Laurentiis’ own house and her household’s influence; her grandpa is the late, legendary movie manufacturer Dino De Laurentiis and film posters embellish her original Las Vegas restaurant.

“At the end of the day, I do this to release originalities and concepts. I do not want to do the very same concept over and over,” she states. “I do not want to do this dining establishment [Giada] anywhere else, and it simply does not work anywhere else. [Pronto] could operate in a great deal of locations. That’s the future. That concept can be done in a lot of places if it’s succeeded, and if it does well.”

Pictures: Caesars Palace headliner Mariah Carey hosts at 1 OAK

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Mariah Carey hosts at 1 OAK on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in the Mirage.

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Grammy Acclaimed singer-songwriter, actress and Caesars Palace headliner Mariah Carey hosted a celebratory Saturday night at 1 OAK in the Mirage with occasion sponsor Be Glammed.

Carey, whose compilation album “Infinity” was released on Might 15, got to 1 OAK after midnight, where she stopped on the red carpet and wowed photographers and numerous fans in a spectacular black gown.

Inside the nightspot, Carey and her visitors got to a VIP table behind the DJ booth while DJ Suss One played her hit “It’s Like that” to welcome the record-breaking diva in real Las Vegas fashion.

Appreciative of the warm reception, the mom of two, who just recently split from Nick Cannon, got on a mic to sing along to a few of her hit and No. 1 tunes, including “Heartbreaker,” “Don’t Forget About United states,” “Shake It Off,” “Honey” and more played throughout the evening.

Countless fans filled the dance floor to catch a glimpse of Carey. A parade of alcoholic drink waitresses provided the pop icon with a four-tiered cake embellished with butterflies and a gold tiara.

Carey held up her cake for all to see and positioned for photos as partygoers chanted, “Mariah! Mariah! Mariah!” Carey and her group were seen dancing and laughing, and the “Elusive Chanteuse” took part in a champagne toast.

Also at 1 OAK: DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers celebrated his belated 27th birthday with good friends, consisting of Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Thanks to Denise Truscello of WireImage for her photo gallery of Carey.

Don Chareunsy is the Las Vegas Sun’s home entertainment and luxury senior editor and has been a reporter for nearly two decades.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous popularity” has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has actually spent the previous 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum play area.

Follow Sun Home entertainment + Luxury Senior Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/ VDLXEditorDon.

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Caesars Palace

Transportation yourself to the extravagant and extreme Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and gambling establishment is constantly raising the bar for exactly what visitors can anticipate in a Vegas resort experience.

Caesars Palace showcases 3,348 rooms and suites in 5 towers, consisting of the new luxury store Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally renovated Centurian Tower. Caesars includes 129,000 square feet of gaming space, consisting of the Strip’s largest poker space and a 250-seat sports book. Other features include about 2 dozen dining establishments, a four-level shopping center, four pools, a medspa, Pure and Poetry clubs and Pussycat Dolls.

Dining alternatives include dining establishments from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.

You never know exactly what characters you’ll encounter at Caesars with routine performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and perhaps even the emperor himself.

3570 S. Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-731-7110

Mirage Hotel and Gambling establishment Found in the center of the renowned Las Vegas Strip, The Mirage features contemporary AAA Four Diamond accommodations; night life locations consisting of 1 OAK Club and The Beatles TRANSFORMATION Lounge; dining establishments developed by the world’s most distinguished chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak (summer season 2013); a glamorous medspa and beauty parlor; the attracting Bare pool lounge; and 170,000 square feet of meeting and convention area. Distinct home entertainment choices consist of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil commemorating the musical heritage of The Beatles; the Aces of Comedy series including among the most comprehensive and diverse comedic line-ups nationwide; Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment; four-time GRAMMY Acclaimed R&B musical feeling Boyz II Men; and the lush animal sanctuary of Siegfried & & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. From the nightly Volcano eruption program and 20,000-gallon lobby fish tank to the lavish tropical atrium and pool, visitors experience an unique world-class location unlike any other.
3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-791-7111

Celine Dion talks about go back to Colosseum at Caesars Palace in August

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Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli perform throughout the 2015 Keep Memory Alive “Power of Love” gala Saturday, June 13, 2015, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015|11:58 p.m.

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Canadian super star chanteuse Celine Dion goes back to the Colosseum in Caesars Palace in August after a nearly yearlong break from her residency to take care of Rene Angelil, her partner and former supervisor who is battling cancer for a second time, as well as to rest her own vocal chords.

Dion, whose first residency in Las Vegas began in 2003, has actually hit the media circuit ahead of her long-awaited return.

In a story published by Rumor Repair, Dion goes over with NBC Nightly News her “risky” transfer to the Entertainment Capital of the World 12 years ago, which has produced $500 million for Caesars Home entertainment, and how “you take opportunities, and you go all out.”

Hello there! Canada ran a comparable story of Dion’s return, with Angelil completely supporting the “My Heart Will Go On” singer’s go back to the Strip stage.

And in a story on E! Online, Dion summarized, “Thank you for providing me this time I needed to spend with my household.”

During her hiatus, Dion has made a small handful of public appearances in Las Vegas, consisting of the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Might and the 2015 Keep Memory Alive “Power of Love” Gala honoring Andrea Bocelli in June, both at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Don Chareunsy is the Las Vegas Sun’s entertainment and luxury senior editor and has been a journalist for almost 20 years.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous popularity” has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has invested the previous 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum play area.

Follow Sun Entertainment + Luxury Elder Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/ VDLXEditorDon.

Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/ Robin_Leach.

The Colosseum The Colosseum is one of the most famous venue’s in Vegas, hosting names more famous than Caesars himself.
3570 Las Vegas Blvd South Las Vegas, NV 89109

Caesars Palace

Transport yourself to the opulent and extreme Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and gambling establishment is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can anticipate in a Vegas resort experience.

Caesars Palace includes 3,348 spaces and suites in 5 towers, consisting of the new luxury store Nobu Hotel and Dining establishment, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars includes 129,000 square feet of pc gaming area, including the Strip’s biggest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities consist of about two dozen dining establishments, a four-level shopping mall, four swimming pools, a day spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.

Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Person Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.

You never understand exactly what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with routine entertainers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and perhaps even the emperor himself.

3570 S. Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-731-7110

Pictures: Reba McEntire, Brooks & & Dunn soar with Caesars Palace residency

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Grand opening night of “Reba and Brooks & & Dunn: Together in Vegas” on Friday, June 19, 2015, at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace.

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The setlist for “Reba and Brooks & & Dunn: Together in Vegas” grand opening night Friday, June 19, 2015, at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace.

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“Reba and Brooks & & Dunn: Together in Vegas” grand opening night Friday, June 19, 2015, at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace.

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“Reba and Brooks & & Dunn: Together in Vegas” grand opening night Friday, June 19, 2015, at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace.

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Grand opening night of “Reba and Brooks & & Dunn: Together in Vegas” on Friday, June 19, 2015, at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace.

Was it a message that the Electric Daisy Carnival dare not compete? Was it a message that what you were about to experience was out of this world? There’s never ever been a country music show where the setting in advance of the stars uttering a single note was themed like a shining, silver-steel flying saucer.

It separated into 3 round sections and raised skyward in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace as chart-toppers Reba McEntire and rocking partners Brooks & & Dunn powered onto the stage. As they set the mood of the night in high-speed propulsion starting with a “Bourbon Drinking Cowboy” opening with “Play Something Country,” the side arcs of the metallic flying device parted to reveal the big, full phase.

From the box, the trio introduced into 8 of their No. 1 hits in a mashup with such an intense force, it was more like a rock show than a nation concert– and the fans enjoyed it. They were just as noisy and fun caring as the stage stars, however they also were considerate and removed their Stetsons to avoid people behind being blocked from the view.

It was uber-high energy from the beginning. Reba was kicking up her sequined boots, and Kix Brooks was running and jumping the total length of the large stage. Only the quieter Ronnie Dunn stood relatively still, but oh the power when he released his voice on “I Believe.”

It had the goose bumps of an evangelical camping tent resurgence meeting that won thunderous applause and a standing ovation. There manied minutes like that throughout the program. Even the 6-foot-6 cowboy in front of me cleaned splits from his eyes! Enchanting and spiritual.

In all, some 30 hits in a two-hour show that didn’t stop from the first second to the last. The threesome sang together and individually while Reba became 5 outfits, consisting of the somewhat risque red sequined dress that split up to expose her legs in a much shorter, Charleston-type dress. “Its OK to party while Reba changes,” Kix laughed.

Every Reba outfit has a new pair of knee-high boots, and she looks magnificent! Most of the time she was in fringed shirts over her pants. You merely would never believe she’s the veteran star she is at age 60. Entertainers less than half her age could take a cue from her about giving your all for your fans. She’s the country queen!

It was apparent every one of the trio enjoyed being onstage at Caesars. At one point, Ronnie stated: “This is the very best space to perform on the planet. It’s the best noise onstage I’ve ever heard.” Reba included: “We are having so much fun up right here!”

You could call Brooks & & Dunn dueling guitarists, but both have their individual styles. This resembled a runaway engine speeding down the tracks in a continuously assault of nation hits. Their 10-piece backing band was on fire blasting on all cylinders. This was a toe-tapping frenzy with a ton of sass! Rock country or country rock, lasers galore illuminated to salute them. Only Motley Crue pyrotechnics were missing, and who needs them when you have these hit-song fireworks ?!

It was the first time in 5 years that Brooks & & Dunn were back together. “We are proud to be right here,” said Kix. “We needed a break. There was never a rift. A year earlier, we had a dinner and discussed this residency. We rode a bus for Twenty Years attempting to get off. We required a task.”

“I just remember a great deal of tequila,” Ronnie interjected silently.

The duo calls Reba their referee and best friend. She calls them her best buddies. A great deal of their discussion onstage is off the cuff. On the rundown, it’s just noted as “talk,” and they have fascinating tales to inform. Reba’s story of her very first video in 1986 on HBO after an Aretha Franklin video is priceless.

She described that they ‘d selected their songs due to the fact that “they matter to us.” Kix had a punch line: “We didn’t want zippity. This is not the Dunny and M-Reba reveal. These are the songs that matter.”

Nearing the two-hour mark, not one drop of energy has evaporated from the phase. They are still going strong with “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” and Kix draws a woman from the 2nd row to dance with him atop the stage steps. I admired the upper balcony, and fans there were dancing along. And it’s with the exact same frenzied energy the trio began the show with 120 minutes previously. Discuss guaranteeing that fans get their cash’s worth.

It’s so obvious that these 3 are the best of pals. I talked with them before the program:

You’ve been hanging out together in Caesars Palace since you arrived. Go back to the time that the three of you connected as friends. When was that, and why have you never gotten on each other’s nerves?

Reba: Well, hang on, Robin. We didn’t state that– we won’t go that far! We explored in ’93 to ’94, ’97 to ’98 however truly started hanging out more a lot later on.

Ronnie: Reba was our boss. You understand, she was the first person who truly took us on trip. So we worked for her. We appreciated her, and everybody was positive. There wasn’t any odd stuff going on.

Reba: It had not been like it was now.

Ronnie: We needed to bring to the star drape with you, the vanity thing. When we first met her. It resembled …

Reba: I will beat the fire outta you (laughter)! He is full of it!

Ronnie: I’m serious!

You never ever understand when you’re joking or not.

Ronnie: We showed up, and Reba was the very first one to ever give us a task out on trip. There were like 4 trips that were taking place at the time. We were lucky to have 4 No. 1’s in a row, so we had the momentum actually fast to head out and get like $100 a night. And Reba was kind adequate to pay that (laughter).

Kix: I will certainly state this, though, Ronnie and I astonishingly started warming up as a band. I remember Reba and her hubby Narvel (Blackstock) entered our dressing space and stated, “Guys, you don’t have to ask for it. We’re providing you a raise. Due to the fact that we believe you’re going to have a really big profession, and we wan na be good friends in the future.”

And I thought that was really cool. Truly old pro, good stuff. I don’t believe we really understood each other up until both of our professions remained in the hotspot when we co-headlined the first time. And of course Reba has her own jet and welcomed Ronnie and I to fly with her. And that’s when we started visiting a bit.

Reba: I do not believe we started hanging out a lot, however, till 2011 when we went duck searching down in Louisiana and went on holidays together. That’s when it truly started. Now when Caesars came a-calling, we understood Las Vegas meant excellent restaurants for me and fantastic golf for them. How could you say no?

What’s the chemistry amongst the 3 of you?

Reba: We all 3 are fun-loving individuals. We work hard, we play hard. And love to cut up.

Ronnie: I believe there’s a particular perceptiveness. We’re all sort of from the exact same location. Kix is from Louisiana, however it’s northern Louisiana.

Reba: That’s close to where I matured.

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This repartee amongst them works remarkably with the audience, too. There are 10 “talk” spots in the packed rundown that ends with a psychological “My Maria,” Reba’s “Fancy” and the “Only in America” homage to our troops with 8 Navy sailors onstage saluting.

There’s something unique about country audiences. They’re patriotic, devoted and intense defenders of what makes America great. Reba and Brooks & & Dunn definitely belong to the music material of this nation, and there’s a powerful message of sound judgment, strict values, downhome family and love for America all wrapped in a sizzling home entertainment amazing.

I think if the 2016 governmental prospects burn out, Reba might easily become president, Kix a fun-loving vice president and Ronnie our sober secretary of state. They ‘d have the world slapping in unison extremely quickly. They sure had 4,300 fans in the palms of their hands at Caesars, including me. All of us would have taken off with the three of them if that area ship had been genuine.

Something informs me that they will certainly be Las Vegas headliners for a long time. I asked if, after a number of shows, they could tell that they would be right here for a long trip? Said Reba: “They have not asked yet. It might be too early. We have no idea who will certainly ask.” Chimed in Kix: “If they do, we will!”

For now, they’ll be carrying out through July 4 then return Dec. 2-12 during National Finals Rodeo. Watch for 2016 dates to be announced prior to completion of the year!

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous” popularity has actually been a journalist for more than 50 years and has actually invested the previous 15 years giving readers the within scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum play ground.

Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/ Robin_Leach.

Follow Las Vegas Sun Home entertainment + Luxury Senior Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/ VDLXEditorDon.

The Colosseum The Colosseum is one of the most legendary location’s in Vegas, hosting names more legendary than Caesars himself.
3570 Las Vegas Blvd South Las Vegas, NV 89109

Caesars Palace

Transport yourself to the luxurious and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is regularly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.

Caesars Palace showcases 3,348 spaces and suites in five towers, including the brand-new luxury store Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the completely renovated Centurian Tower. Caesars includes 129,000 square feet of gaming space, consisting of the Strip’s largest poker space and a 250-seat sports book. Other facilities consist of about 2 dozen dining establishments, a four-level shopping center, 4 pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry clubs and Pussycat Dolls.

Dining choices consist of dining establishments from world-renown chefs Person Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.

You never ever understand what characters you’ll encounter at Caesars with routine entertainers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and perhaps even the emperor himself.

3570 S. Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-731-7110