One of Las Vegas Weekly’s 2018 Women of Intrigue honorees is our guest on All The Vegas, the veteran chef Gina Marinelli. You may know her cooking best from her time running the kitchen at D.O.C.G. at the Cosmopolitan, but now she’s getting off the Strip to open a neighborhood Italian restaurant called La Strega in the heart of Summerlin later this fall.
All The Vegas hosts Brock Radke and Mark Shunock talk with chef Gina Marinelli about her upcoming restaurant La Strega.
We dig into Gina’s interpretation of Italian cuisine, inspired by her travels throughout the country and her own family history, and find out why she won’t be cooking chicken parm at La Strega. We also talk about growing up in a football family since her dad is the defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys (and she gives us an idea of what to expect when the NFL comes to Vegas in two years); why she wanted to work to cook for locals; why you’ll be ordering marinated anchovies with a glass of Prosecco at her new spot; how the intensity of the Strip restaurant industry equals a better quality of life for a chef in Las Vegas; and how you can get a preview of Gina’s new food at the upcoming Life Is Beautiful festival.
EPISODE 10: THE VEGAS YOU NEED
Gina has incredible taste in restaurants and makes an outstanding pick with Elia, an absolute must-visit Greek eatery in the southwest.
Mark has found a fascinating new spot to chill with some coffee and it’s called Gabi in Chinatown.
Brock suggests you act fast and get downtown for one of the final Las Vegas 51s games at Cashman Field this weekend.