Giada, You Oughta … Come to Vegas

Details have been scarce on Caesars Entertainment’s transformation of Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall into the Gansevoort—a swank hotel brand with outposts in New York and the Turks and Caicos. But the company’s most recent SEC filings reveal that, aside from a 65,000-square foot rooftop night- and beachclub spearheaded by Victor Drai, the company also plans to add a second-floor restaurant.

Who’ll helm the kitchen? The buzz in the investor and foodie community is that it will be none other than Italian-American culinary personality Giada De Laurentiis. While Caesars Entertainment declined to comment on De Laurentiis’ possible acquisition, the move would make sense on the heels of the company’s successful partnership with Gordon Ramsay, and with star chefs like Masaharu Morimoto and Tom Colicchio set to bring their celeb cachet to competing properties.

The host of Everyday Italian and Giada at Home, De Laurentiis is one of the country’s most well-known chefs, but has yet to open a restaurant. Here’s hoping the rumors are true and that she brings her signature baked mac-and-cheese cupcakes when the property opens late this year.



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