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the chef’s special Photography by Anthony Rathbun

OWNER PIERO SELVAGGIO CHEF LUCIANO PELLEGRINI restaurant valentino houston, las vegas | cuisine italian 2525 west loop south freeway, inside hotel derek 713.850.9200 | www.welovewine.com

FAVORITES MUFFIN PIERO BLUEBERRRy LUCIANO I dON’t EAt mUffINS, BUt I LOVE CREAm ChEESE dANIShES.

SONG PIERO I dId It my WAy By fRANk SINAtRA LUCIANO 21 GUNS By GREEN dAy WRITING UTENSIL PIERO BLACk PEN LUCIANO WhEN I dON’t hAVE ACCESS tO A kEyBOARd, ANy PEN I CAN GEt my hANdS ON.

DESTINATION PIERO ItALy LUCIANO CANCUN, mExICO

SHOE PIERO tImBERLANd LUCIANO fLIP-fLOPS chef luciano pellegrini | owner piero selvaggio

FAVORITE LATE NIGHT SPOT FOR A BITE? PIERO Chinois on Main in Santa Monica, CA LUCIANO In&Out Burger

WHAT UTENSIL CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT? PIERO Spatula LUCIANO Knife

BEST BREAKFAST? PIERO Paradise Café LUCIANO Bouchon, Las Vegas

WHAT’S YOUR PET PEEVE? PIERO Noisy people LUCIANO Negative attitude

BEST BRUNCH? PIERO Four Seasons, Montecito LUCIANO Wynn, Las Vegas

FAVORITE AFFORDABLE WINE? PIERO Nero D’avola LUCIANO Oakville Merlot

WHAT INGREDIENT CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT IN THE KITCHEN AND WHY? PIERO Olive oil, garlic, ricotta cheese LUCIANO Salt

FAVORITE PLACE FOR DESSERT? PIERO Spago LUCIANO The pastry room next to my office

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WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE CHEF, RESTAURANT AND DISH? PIERO Wolfgang Puck LUCIANO Can’t say I have one LAST BUT NOT LEAST, TELL US YOUR WORST CLIENT EXPERIENCE? PIERO A famous screenwriter brought fast food into my restaurant, took off his shoes and ate it! LUCIANO One time a customer found a cricket in his salad, definitely not one of our high moments. On another occasion a server didn’t relay a shellfish allergy to the chef and a customer had to be brought to the emergency room, scary.

August 2010  

Health + Fitness Issue

August 2010  

Health + Fitness Issue

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