Ready, Steady, Cook! For the first time in more than 115 years, the authentic Rao’s restaurant is allowing guests to catch an up-close and personal take on Rao’s family traditions. Starting today, Rao’s at Caesars Palace will kick off an exclusive monthly series of YouTube videos featuring fun-filled tips on bocce ball, cooking, family and, of course, a spectacular tour of Las Vegas’ premier Italian restaurant.

The “Rao’s Family Traditions: On the Grill”, the first installment of the special video series filled with rarely-accessible glimpses behind the traditions, sets the stage for this series with a conversation with Frank Pellegrino, Jr.  Pellegrino, fourth-generation co-owner of Rao’s Restaurant Group, discusses the restaurant’s warmth, comfort and turn-of-the-century feel, along with his newest cookbook Rao’s on the Grill. Guests will also be able to catch a sneak peak of the restaurant’s delectable signature dishes, such as the Roasted Peppers with Golden Raisins & Pine Nuts and famous Lemon Chicken, and much more (http://bit.ly/Kw3LHS). Interested viewers can take home their own copy of Rao’s on the Grill by purchasing a copy at Macmillan.

Along with the excitement and the recent release of Rao’s on the Grill, Rao’s is hosting an exciting photo social media contest for its fans. Now until June 30, fans and followers can enter by taking a photo of their version of Rao’s specialty dish, Grilled Sausages with Peppers & Onion, and posting it to the restaurant’s Facebook Page, or tweeting it with the hash tag #RaosOnTheGrill on Instagram and Twitter. A few selected winners will receive a signed copy of Rao’s on the Grill to enjoy!

Rao’s at Caesars Palace is open Wednesday thru Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for lunch and nightly from 5 to 11 p.m.. For reservations, please call (702) 731-7110 or visit www.RaosVegas.com for more information.