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Rao’s Caesars Palace Hosts Launch Party for ‘Eating Las Vegas: The 50 Essential Restaurants’

December 22, 2012 by  

Border Grill: Susan Feniger, Mike Minor and Mary Sue Milliken
On Tuesday, December 18 , Frank Pellegrino, Jr. and Chef Nicole Grimes of Rao’s Caesars Palace hosted the exclusive launch party for the 2013 edition of Eating Las Vegas: The 50 Essential Restaurants, written by the city’s most respected food critics John Curtas, Max Jacobson and Al Mancini (Pictured: Susan Feniger, Mike Minor and Mary Sue Milliken from Border Grill – Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.ErikKabik.com)

Eating Las Vegas co-Author Al Mancini

Eating Las Vegas co-Author Al Mancini

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.ErikKabik.com.

Robin Leach served as the master of ceremonies for the third consecutive year, where he presented the esteemed Top Ten awards to the ten greatest restaurants honored in this edition, including Marché Bacchus French Bistro and Wine Shop, Piero Selvaggio’s Valentino at The Venetian, Raku Japanese Charcoal Grill, Estiatorio Milos at The Cosmopolitan, Joël Robuchon and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand, Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace, CUT at Palazzo and Le Cirque and Picasso at Bellagio.

Co-Author Max Jacobson

Co-Author Max Jacobson

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.ErikKabik.com.

The lively party was attended by an array of Vegas’ celebrated chefs and restaurateurs, including Rick Moonen of rm seafood; Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger and Mike Minor of Border Grill; Kerry Simon of Simon; Luciano Pellegrini of Valentino; Mitsuo Endo of Raku; Alex Stratta, Dave Middleton and Jeff and Rhonda Wyatt of Marché Bacchus; Steve Benjamin of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon; Mathieu Chartron of Guy Savoy; and Jason Neve of B&B Ristorante and Carnevino.

Raku: Mitsuo Endo

Raku: Mitsuo Endo

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.ErikKabik.com.

Co-Author John Curtas

Co-Author John Curtas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.ErikKabik.com.

Rao's: Frank Pellegrino Jr. and Nicole Grimes

Rao’s: Frank Pellegrino Jr. and Nicole Grimes

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.ErikKabik.com.

Simon: Kerry Simon

Simon: Kerry Simon

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.ErikKabik.com.

 John Curtas, Rick Moonen, Max Jacobson and Al Mancini

John Curtas, Rick Moonen, Max Jacobson and Al Mancini

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.ErikKabik.com.

Robin Leach and Chef Rick Moonen

Robin Leach and Chef Rick Moonen

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.ErikKabik.com.

John Curtas

John Curtas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.ErikKabik.com.

Al Mancini, Chef Alex Stratta of Marche Bacchus and John Curtas

Al Mancini, Chef Alex Stratta of Marche Bacchus and John Curtas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.ErikKabik.com.

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.ErikKabik.com.

ELV's Top Ten restaurants

ELV’s Top Ten restaurants

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.ErikKabik.com.

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