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Big Guns Finally Firing at Palazzo

Photo by: David Yellen

Posted: Feb 21, 2008 9:46am ET

More than a month after its grand opening, Palazzo Las Vegas will finally have all of its star-chef restaurants in place by the end of the month. Construction delays forced the hotel to put Charlie Trotter, Wolfgang Puck and Emeril Lagasse on hold during the festivities in January. Mario Batali barely got Carnevino open before the crowds arrived.

Lagasse's Table 10, one level up from the casino, opened its doors at the end of last month. Next up is Trotter, who is doing invitation-only test dinners this weekend in preparation for a Monday opening of Restaurant Charlie, his new seafood-oriented spot. The final piece is Cut, a clone of Puck's hot-hot-hot Beverly Hills steak house, and Puck is heading to Vegas next week to get everything ready for the opening.

After they all work out the inevitable opening-weeks kinks, I will be back in April to check them—and the hotel—out.

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