SOURCE: The Venetian; The Palazzo Las Vegas

The Venetian; The Palazzo Las Vegas

November 10, 2011 16:00 ET

Take a Shopping Break With Chef Mario Batali for Winter in Venice™ at The Venetian and The Palazzo

Batali to Host Outdoor Live Cooking Demo Featuring His Signature Pizza on Black Friday

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Nov 10, 2011) - The Venetian® and The Palazzo® invite guests and shoppers to join world-renowned Chef Mario Batali as he performs a live cooking demonstration on Black Friday. The complimentary event will take place on Friday, Nov. 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. by the outdoor gondolas of The Venetian.

As part of The Venetian and The Palazzo's first-ever Winter in Venice, guests will be able to watch Batali prepare his signature pizza in a wood-burning oven, as well as interact and ask questions during the demonstration.

"What a great way to spend the day after Thanksgiving on the Las Vegas Strip," said Sebastien Silvestri, vice president of Food and Beverage for The Venetian and The Palazzo. "This special experience with Mario Batali is a great occasion for locals and tourists alike to interact with an amazing celebrity chef. Guests will also be able to enjoy all the Winter in Venice festivities happening on property, including festive menus at Batali's restaurants."

Batali, a gastronomic superstar known for his unique sense of style both in the kitchen and in his attire, is a critically acclaimed James Beard award winning chef, restaurateur, author, philanthropist and television personality. He is also the chef and owner of Otto Enoteca Pizzeria, B&B Ristorante, and Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, located at The Venetian and The Palazzo.

"I love getting a chance to visit my restaurants in Vegas and spend some time in the kitchen," said Batali. "It's one of the most fun cities in the world. And Venice in Vegas -- what could be better?"

For more information on Winter in Venice, please visit Stay up to date on all events and activities by following The Venetian and The Palazzo on Twitter at @venetianvegas and @palazzolasvegas, #WinterInVenice. To learn more about Mario Batali, visit or follow him on Twitter at @mariobatali. To learn more about the Mario Batali Foundation, visit

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The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the largest property in the country to receive AAA's Five Diamond and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, is one of the world's most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Re-creating Venice's legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas' most lavish suite accommodations. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide variety of entertainment such as "Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular," "Blue Man Group," showroom headliners including David Spade, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen and Joan Rivers and extensive convention and corporate services. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premier loyalty program, which rewards guests with the ease and usability of just one card and one program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook

With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping,world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights. Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure "World's Best Awards" for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. The Shoppes at The Palazzo feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo including Chloé, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Van Cleef & Arpels, Catherine Malandrino and Anya Hindmarch. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, "Jersey Boys;" the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world's largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse's Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo -- an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities including private champagne check in, packing and unpacking services, exclusive bath and pillow menus, complimentary cocktail reception and more. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premier loyalty program, which rewards guests with the ease and usability of just one card and one program. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at, follow on Twitter @palazzolasvegas and interact on Facebook

With nineteen restaurants, nine cookbooks and a host of television shows, including the ever-popular Iron Chef America, Mario Batali is one of the most recognized and respected chefs working in America today. Mario and his business partner, Joe Bastianich, own seventeen restaurants across the country including their flagship Manhattan restaurant, Babbo. Mario is also the author of nine cookbooks including Molto Batali: Simple Family Meals from My Home to Yours (ecco 2011), which was released on October 25, 2011. The spirit of community and family that inspires Molto Batali informs Mario's other work, including the Mario Batali Foundation, the mission of which is to feed, protect, educate, and empower children. In conjunction with the launch of Molto Batali, Mario will match the first $100,000 in paid donations made to the Foundation after November 1, 2011 and Aperol Spritz will match up to $50,000 between October 25, 2011 and February 1, 2012. As of September 2011, Mario stars in a new daytime talk show called, "The Chew," a daytime talk show on ABC that celebrates and explores life through food. Mario splits his time between New York City's Greenwich Village and northern Michigan with his wife and their two sons.

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