It was time to visit the Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, the third restaurant for the Dine-around tasting event at the Venetian and Palazzo Resorts.
Jason Neve, Culinary Director for the four B&B Hospitality Group Restaurants discussed the quality of their meats, “When Carnevino opened in Las Vegas, we wanted it to be the greatest steakhouse in the world.
We added a longer dry-aging period to 120 days which is three times more than most of the other restaurants.
The natural BBL beef is hand selected and aged in our meat chamber by our man Adam Perry Lang. BBL beef is often beyond regular USDA prime standards for marbling and flavor and is hormone and antibiotic free. We rub all of our beef with sea salt, black pepper and fresh rosemary to get a delicious and slightly charred crust.
We have so many dining options, the possibilities are endless.”
This was an opportunity for us to taste three different beef dishes from their extensive menu.
The food was ready and plates of Carne Cruda Crostini (raw steak Tartar) awaited us.
Carnevino not only serves their special 120-day dry-aged beef as steaks but also in the Dry-Aged beef Tortellini Pasta and many other dishes as well. The Tortellini is accompanied with Parmesan Brodo (classic Italian beef broth).
The finale of the evening, the Dry Aged Beef with Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes. Mascarpone is a soft Italian cheese made from cream, produced in the Lombardy region. The steak was so tender, so juicy and went well with the creamy mashed potatoes.
Carnevino paired our dishes with their special Flagship wine from
Joe Bastianich, the owner’s estate, Vespa Bianco, Bastianich 2011. This wine was created to showcase Friulian white wine. The served a second wine- Aragone, la mozza, 2009.
Each tasting was unique in the combinations of ingredients and flavors.
Carnevino’s steaks are featured on their menu:
Dry Aged Bone-In Ribeye,
La Fiorentina classic Florentine porterhouse,
Dry Aged New York Strip,
Grilled Hanger steak,
Filet Mignon, and
Braised Short Rib Al Barolo
They even have a Beef Tasting Menu for those who want to indulge in three
Carne Cruda chopped to order (raw Steak Tartare),
Bresaola with black mission figs and gorgonzola dolce,
Dry-aged Beef Tortellini with Parmesan Brodo,
Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek,
BBL Dry-Aged Ribeye and Tiramisu for dessert.
Of course the menu also includes lamb, veal, pork, poultry, fish, pastas and a wide variety of choices.
Since the portions are large, the server suggests ordering steak for two and to share one pasta and one antipasti.
For the real Italian Steakhouse Experience, visit Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, inside the Palazzo Resort adjacent to the casino. http://www.carnevino.com