Wine plays a crucial role in everything chef Charlie Palmer does. Five of his restaurants have Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards. Foremost is Grand Award–winning Aureole in Las Vegas, known for its dining room centerpiece and 2,700-count wine list, with deep collections of Burgundy, California, Italy and Bordeaux. Dry Creek Kitchen and two Charlie Palmer Steak venues have Best of Awards of Excellence, and all of the chef's projects display a thoughtful, fun approach to wine and food. Read on for our profile of Palmer, plus a timeline of his career, a Q&A about his wine life and a list of his restaurants.
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