off the bat I hope you have had a safe and sane July 4th
celebration. I know I am.
an interesting meeting the other day with Pietro Musetto at the Tropicana. You
ask who is he and what makes him so interesting? Musetto is a very well known
Maitre D' and the world famous Pietro's gourmet restaurant at the Tropicana
Resort & Casino is his room. If you were in town during the days of the old
Dunes Hotel and ever had dinner at the Sultans Table then you are acquainted
with Pietro. When Major Riddle (who at one time owned the Dunes) was in
Hollywood on a visit he would often dine at Scandia, where Pietro was employed.
The two men became instant friends and six month later Pietro moved his family
to Las Vegas. That was around 1965 and he's been doing his magic ever since.
business of serving food is like a beautiful picture if done properly," Pietro
said. "And here at Pietro's we believe in creating art with every meal." A
typical evening at Pietro's includes all the trimmings one would expect from an
award winning dining experience. Among the many awards the restaurant has
earned, since its inception some five years ago, is being named to the list of
America's Top 100 Restaurants in the 20th Century. The luxurious
dining room is appointed with overstuffed chairs, hand-polished silver and
tableside service for each dinner party. One can expect to be pampered for at
least two to three hours. Pietro's is open Thursday through Monday from 5 to 11
pm. Reservations are suggested.
of art, the Bellagio Hotel has announced that tickets are now on sale for the
public to see "Faberge: Treasures from the Kremlin," a landmark exhibition of
more than 100 of the world's finest Faberge masterworks. The exhibition will
open to the public on August 20 and will run through Jan. 26, 2003. Many of the fabulous gifts commissioned
by Tsar Nicholas II for his wife, Alexandra, will be presented in the exhibit, including
a selection of the extraordinary Imperial Easter Eggs. Among them will be the
greatest and most ambitious of all eggs, "The Moscow Kremlin Egg." Constructed
of gold, silver, onyx, and enamel the egg represents the Uspenski Cathedral
where the Tsars of Russia were crowned, surrounded by a miniature recreation of
the Kremlin wall and made of solid Gold. Tickets for the exhibition are $15 per
person and $12 for students and Nevada residents. Call the gallery for further
information at (702) 693-7871.
famed Roy's Restaurant has opened its second location in Las Vegas on East
Flamingo, just east of Paradise Road. Roy's has another super location on the
West side of town on West Charleston just east of Rampart Blvd. Roy's is famous
for its "Hawaiian Fusion" cuisine - a tempting combination of exotic flavors and
spices mixed with the freshest of local ingredients. Roy Yamaguchi is the
founder of this chain of fine dining and takes a personal interest in every
facet of its operation. Roy's is open nightly and reservations are welcome.
Dinner is served from 5 until 10 pm. on Sunday and from 5 until 11 pm. Monday
gang, that's it for today. I'm outa here!
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