Chef Paul Bartolotta of Ristorante di Mare at Wynn Las Vegas adds the finishing touches to his fritto misto di mare during the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: “Local Flavor From Coast to Coast” dine-around at the Mirage Pool on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.
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Mark LoRusso of Botero in Repetition Las Vegas.
Aureole at Mandalay Bay
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Mark LoRusso has been designated executive chef of Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare, Wynn Las Vegas’ well known Mediterranean seafood dining establishment, and assumes the title full-time early next year, changing chef Paul Bartolotta, who is leaving the casino resort.
A press release this afternoon said, “We value the contribution that Paul Bartolotta made in the initial design of the dining establishment’s program and wish him the best in whatever he chooses to do in his many interests and journeys.”
Bartolotta, renowned for same-day, fresh-fish delivery to the desert from the Mediterranean, has actually been a constant Top 10 Las Vegas restaurant since opening.
LoRusso has a long history with Wynn Las Vegas, most just recently with Botero at Encore. Before Botero, LoRusso was executive chef of Tableau at Wynn Las Vegas’ Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Tower Suites.
Prior to Wynn, he was executive chef of Michael Mina’s Aqua at Bellagio for seven years. He started his career at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. In 1990, he transferred to Los Angeles to deal with chef Thomas Keller.
He then relocated to New york city to work at Aureole before transferring to Las Vegas. His replacement at Botero will certainly be revealed quickly.
AUREOLE AND SHIBUYA
More Las Vegas dining establishment shakeups from Eater Las Vegas:
Chef Charlie Palmer has announced a new executive chef at his Aureole in Mandalay Bay, Paris-born and classically skilled Arnaud Masset, former executive chef of the Palms.
Masset brings more than 15 years of Las Vegas experience to Aureole and its 300-plus-seat fine-dining restaurant. His resume includes Vdara, Rio, Aria, MGM Grand, Alize at the Palms, Andre’s downtown and restaurants in France.
Nicole Erle has actually been hired at Aureole as the executive pastry chef. She was executive pastry chef for Wolfgang Puck’s dining establishments right here, including Spago in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace and Cut in Palazzo.
Erle also worked as a pastry chef for Joel Robuchon and L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand. She made her degree in baking and pastry arts at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park.
And in another kitchen exit, Heather Zheng has actually departed Shibuya at MGM Grand.
Robin Leach contributed to this report from his annual getaway in Italy.
Don Chareunsy is the Las Vegas Sun’s entertainment and luxury senior editor and has been a reporter for nearly twenty years.
Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous popularity” has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has actually invested the previous 15 years offering readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum play ground.
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Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare Chef Paul Bartolotta celebrates the traditions of Italian coastal cooking at his name dining establishment, with fresh seafood and shellfish flown in the Mediterranean, in addition to homemade pastas and Italian specialties. You can dine indoors with rich decor or dine outdoors in private cabanas surrounding a shallows. The restaurant is a 2012 Forbes Four Star Award winner and has been honored several times with AAA 4 Diamond awards. The restaurant is noted in the book “Consuming Las Vegas 2013: The 50 Necessary Restaurants.”.
3131 S. Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89109.
Wynn Las Vegas The lush and colorful landscaping that surrounds the majestic Forbes Five-Star ranked Wynn Las Vegas is a little part of exactly what makes it among the most elegant and opulent hotels on the Strip. With its man-made mountain, the flowers inside and out and the stunning waterfall leading into a the three-acre lake Lake of Dreams, this resort is a standout among others on the Strip. And others will concur. The resort is a AAA 5 Diamond winner, a Michelin Five Pavilions Award winner and the only three-time winner of the Mobil Five Star award. Opened in 2005 by developer Steve Wynn, the Wynn homes 2,716 rooms, a 110,000-square-foot casino and the Strip’s only resort greens. The marital relationship of luxury and nature at Wynn Las Vegas doesn’t end at the resort’s primary level. Visitors rising the 50-story hotel tower will find rooms designed with floor-to-ceiling windows framing sweeping views of the Strip or the Wynn Golf Club or lake. Space amenities consist of European linens, flat-screen tvs in the living and bathroom locations, high-speed Internet access and more.
With world-class dining, shopping, medspas, golf and home entertainment, there’s no shortage of things to do at Wynn. The resort’s aquatic acrobatic show, “Le Reve– The Dream,” a creation by Cirque Du Soleil veteran Franco Dragone and Steve Wynn, will leave guests wanting more with its spectacular performances that invoke a fictional world. The Wynn Esplanade provides a special shopping experience with stores consisting of Chanel, Manolo Blahnik, Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta and many more. Tryst is its signature nightclub, offering a secluded lagoon inside the club and roomy dance floor. Blush, the Wynn’s ultra lounge, draws swanky party-goers. Tryst, Wynn’s trademark bar, is positioned along a personal lagoon under a 90-foot waterfall and plays host to a few of the world’s most renown DJs.
3131 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109.