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

Palms Casino Resort’s Italian Restaurant Welcomes Luciano Pellegrini and Francesco Lafranconi for Dining Events Beginning June 5

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

About Palms Casino Resort

Palms Casino Resort, heralded as one of Las Vegas’ most sought-after destinations, is an all-encompassing, one-stop experience. The property boasts three distinct towers and a diverse mix of bars and restaurants surrounding a 95,000-square-foot casino. Palms is in the midst of a property-wide renovation, having recently renovated its Ivory Tower guestrooms, the newly redesigned Race and Sports Book, the iconic N9NE Steakhouse and suave Ghostbar, recently named “Best Lounge” by Nightclub & Bar Magazine. Other amenities include the newly introduced 24-hour checkout service and the popular Fantasy Suites, such as the Hardwood Suite, the only hotel room in the world with its own basketball court. The property also offers the Pearl Concert Theater, Las Vegas’ leading concert venue;  Nove Italiano; the Michelin-starred Alizé; Iron Chef winner Kerry Simon’s eponymously titled Simon  Restaurant & Lounge; the new poolside burger restaurant Back Room Burger; Drift Spa & Hammam; Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre Cineplex; three swimming pool environments, and more than 60,000 square-feet of meeting space. Palms Casino Resort is located just west of the center of the Las Vegas Strip and I-15 on Flamingo Road and offers free shuttle service to The Strip. For reservation information, call toll free at (866) PALMS-RES, (866) 725-6773, or visit For groups of 15 rooms or more, contact the Sales Department at (866) PALMS-MTG or (866) 725-6768. Connect with Palms Casino Resort on Twitter @Palms, on Instagram @PalmsCasinoResort and on Facebook.