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NOVE Italiano’s Delicious New Guest Series Offers One-of-a-Kind Dining Experiences with Culinary Icons

Nove Italiano Guest Series- Toivonen and Pellegrini
NOVE Italiano
at Palms Casino Resort introduces the NOVE Italiano Guest Series featuring renowned culinary experts showcasing their exquisite cuisines, cocktails and desserts during three events (Pictured: Toivonen and Pellegrini)

In June, guests can enjoy a dining experience with NOVE Italiano’s Chef de Cucina Kieran Toivonen and James Beard winning chef, Luciano Pellegrini. Award-winning master mixologist, Francesco Lafranconi, joins the guest series in July to create hand-crafted cocktails to complement a meal by Chef Toivonen, and in September guests are invited to sip their way through a craft beer pairing alongside Chef Toivonen’s skillfully crafted cuisine.

Each guest series dining experience commences with passed appetizers on the intimate mezzanine level and then progresses to a sit down dinner in the main dining room offering breathtaking views of the iconic Las Vegas Strip below.

Following each dinner, guests can dance off their meal with complimentary admission to Ghostbar.

NOVE Italiano Guest Series events include:

  • Dining Experience with Chef Kieran Toivonen and Chef Luciano Pellegrini

June 5, 2014 at 7 p.m.

$105 including tax and gratuity

Enjoy appetizers while admiring Chef de Cuisine Kieran Toivonen’s and Chef Luciano Pellegrini’s culinary talents displayed at action stations located on the mezzanine level. Following appetizers, guests are treated to a four-course meal consisting of dishes from both Toivonen and Pellegrini, served in alternating fashion around the table. Toivonen will treat guests to dishes such as Grilled Quail Agrodolce with fregola and escarole, and Lamb Ossobucco with cauliflower puree served with asparagus and maiitake salad, while Pellegrini will captivate diners with his grilled sardines over stewed cannellini beans and roasted mini beets, as well as Veal Saltimbocca on corn polenta and pea shoots.

Next, guests are welcomed to mingle with the talented chefs as they enjoy a final dessert course featuring gelato produced by Pellegrini’s own brand, DolceVita.

  • An Evening with Master Mixologist Francesco Lafranconi

July 10, 2014 at 7 p.m.

$105 including tax and gratuity

Master Mixologist Francesco Lafranconi, Founder and Director of Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada’s Academy of Spirit, joins forces with NOVE Italiano and Chef Kieran Toivonen for an evening of expertly crafted cocktails paired with inspired cuisine.

  • A Tour of Craft Beers

September 14, 2014 at 7 p.m.

$165 including tax and gratuity

Guests can enjoy an array of delectable Italian dishes, each paired with a craft beer. Additional details to follow.

Limited seating is available for the NOVE Italiano Guest Series, and advance reservations are required. NOVE Italiano is open Tuesday through Thursday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 11 p.m. To make reservations or for more information, please call (702) 942-6800 or visit