Westgate’s Culinary Superstars – Chef Paola Bugli

Profiling a Chef who brings true Italian authenticity to Westgate’s “Fresco Italiano”… Outside the entrance to Fresco Italiano, two adorable Vespa scooters are amusingly parked. Almost symbolically, it seems as though they’ve been waiting for the right pair of riders to hop aboard and take control. Inside, that very thing has taken place for two … Continue reading “Westgate’s Culinary Superstars – Chef Paola Bugli”

Westgate’s Culinary Superstars: Chef Aaron Losch

Getting to know the big man behind the resort’s food and beverage services… Last fall I met with one of Westgate Resort‘s executive team to discuss this series on their culinary team. During our luncheon we were unexpectedly joined by a third person. Big, burly, and with a serious expression on his face, this mountain … Continue reading “Westgate’s Culinary Superstars: Chef Aaron Losch”

Westgate’s Culinary Superstars: Chef Masato Shiga

International man of mystery lets his Asian cuisine do the talking… Last summer I introduced readers to Bar Sake, the newly-launched Japanese Robata-style grill restaurant that I referred to “Westgate’s Hidden Gem”. Unique in location, offerings and atmosphere, Westgate’s Bar Sake & Robata Grill is the perfect little venue to gather at with friends, a loved one…or … Continue reading “Westgate’s Culinary Superstars: Chef Masato Shiga”

Westgate’s Culinary Superstars: Executive Chef Steve Young

Meet the charismatic star of the incomparable Edge Steakhouse… In preparation for my ongoing series on the talent behind Westgate Las Vegas‘ Food and Beverage operations, I interviewed five amazing individuals. Each of them are standouts in their field, but only one had impressed me long before we actually met. That person is Executive Chef … Continue reading “Westgate’s Culinary Superstars: Executive Chef Steve Young”

Westgate’s Culinary Superstars: Chef Bruno Morabito

Sid’s Cafe’s “Master of Brunch” is serious about the joys of casual dining… Part Two in my series on the fabulous culinary family of Westgate Las Vegas Sometimes you talk at length with someone whom you’ve previously encountered only in passing…and they blow your expectations away. That’s what happened during my recent morning sit-down with … Continue reading “Westgate’s Culinary Superstars: Chef Bruno Morabito”

Worth The Wait: EDGE Steakhouse Returns to Westgate Las Vegas

The city’s top-rated steak restaurant is ready to sizzle once more… If you’re a regular reader of this column, then chances are that you’ve visited Las Vegas more than once. Perhaps you have a favorite hotel and some must-do activities that accompany your list of new adventures. When you get to the point where staff … Continue reading “Worth The Wait: EDGE Steakhouse Returns to Westgate Las Vegas”

Culinary Superstars – Dora Pane: Careers, Fine Dining and “La Famiglia”

In the concluding segment of my series, Fresco Italiano’s General Manager brings the invaluable warmth of family gatherings to her restaurant guests… Last month I introduced you to a pair of genuine Italians who have brought true authenticity to dining at Westgate Las Vegas. And while I focused on dynamic Chef Paola Bugli in that … Continue reading “Culinary Superstars – Dora Pane: Careers, Fine Dining and “La Famiglia””

Culinary Superstars: Master Mixologist Eddie Perales

Record-holding flair bartender wrote the book on creating fantastic cocktails…. Some people look back on their lives and careers to find themselves saying “Oh, I should have written a book”. Eddie Perales, General Manager of Beverages at Westgate Las Vegas, won’t wait for that moment to come. He’s been creating a photo-journal of professional adventures … Continue reading “Culinary Superstars: Master Mixologist Eddie Perales”

‘Unicus Manufactus’ – Muscle Up to the City’s Healthiest Food Truck

…or “What happens when two Las Vegas heroes launch a business during a pandemic”… Once again, the challenges of 2020 have resulted in new, innovative and positive changes for our community. From daring music performances to the resurrection of old-school supper clubs and modern upgrades to the hospitality industry, Las Vegas has hit the “reset” … Continue reading “‘Unicus Manufactus’ – Muscle Up to the City’s Healthiest Food Truck”

‘Fresco Italiano’ Races To The Top

Westgate’s superlative Italian restaurant takes highest ranking on TripAdvisor… The journey to success is never easy, especially in an era where anyone can be an online critic. It just takes a few troublesome reviews to jeopardize years of hard work. So there’s something to be said for a dining establishment that continues to rank higher … Continue reading “‘Fresco Italiano’ Races To The Top”