- Al Solito Posto (‘At The Usual Place’) is a new restaurant and lounge offering a fresh take on Italian favorites and refined cocktails.
- Al Solito Posto promises to have you look at dishes like Minestrone, Eggplant Parmigiana, and Chicken Piccata with new eyes
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Chef James Trees and LEV Group Development Partner Carlo Cannuscio have announced the opening of Al Solito Posto (‘At The Usual Place’), an invigorating new restaurant and lounge offering a fresh take on Italian favorites and refined cocktails. The doors will officially open on January 22, 2021.
About Al Solito Posto
Warm, neighborhood-style service driven by distinguished professionals, and classic dishes done uncommonly well, will define the experience at Al Solito Posto, which will face the grand fountains at the main entrance of Tivoli Village.
Under Chef James, the kitchen team is headed by Executive Chef Emily Brubaker (formerly of Joel Robuchon/Sage) while Beverage Director David Bonatesta (formerly of NoMad) will guide the bar program. Carlo Cannuscio (formerly of Valentino, Bartolotta, Twist) will oversee the dining room in concert with General Manager Andy St. John (ex-Bouchon, Carbone).
Al Solito Posto promises to have you look at dishes like Minestrone, Eggplant Parmigiana, and Chicken Piccata with new eyes, while the fun, sophisticated bar menu (some highlights: A clarified Milk Punch, fig-infused Old Fashioned twist, and Italian-inflected Apple Martini) will delight all lovers of a fine cocktail. Italian wines, naturally, will dominate the cellar.
“In creating Al Solito Posto, we wanted to take the opportunity to look at Italian food, and really the whole neighborhood restaurant experience, in a truly new way,” said Trees. “We are really proud of the amazing team that’s come together at Al Solito to make this a reality,” said Trees. “They are all stars, very dedicated to bringing local Las Vegas the best. It’s that simple.”
“All of us look forward to welcoming old friends, and new ones, to this wonderful room,” said Cannuscio. “To me, it already feels like a second home.”
You can make a reservation via OpenTable.
Photos Courtesy of Al Solito Posto
About Chef James Trees
Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV, Chef/Partner James Trees’ culinary career began as a teenager at the Mirage Hotel & Casino on the Strip prior to attending the Culinary Institute of America, then rising through the ranks under chefs including Michael Mina, Bradley Ogden, Eric Ripert, Heston Blumenthal, Akasha Richmond, and Ray Garcia. He opened multiple restaurants across the US as Corporate Sous Chef for the Mina Group and spent several seasons behind the scenes with Gordon Ramsay on Kitchen Nightmares and Hell’s Kitchen. His first independent restaurant, Esther’s Kitchen, offering seasonal Italian in the Downtown Las Vegas Arts District, has become a local and tourist favorite within three short years. Trees has followed that with concepts exploring Mediterranean, small-batch ice cream, and craft sandwiches. Adding to a number of local accolades, in 2020, Chef Trees was named a Finalist for the James Beard Award: Best Chef Southwest.
About Carlo Cannuscio
A native of Palermo, Sicily, LEV Development Partner Carlo Cannuscio brings an immense background of experience from leading establishments on two continents. Touching virtually all aspects of hospitality, Carlo’s accomplishments can be traced through esteemed locations in Vienna, Cannes, London, New York City, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and of course Las Vegas. Highlights include the Edwardian Hotels, Lespinasse, Valentino, Bartolotta, Jean-Georges Steak, and Pierre Gagnaire’s Twist. His ultimate goal is not just to provide great service but to create lifelong friendships.
About LEV Group
LEV Group collaborates and invests with entrepreneurial spirited professionals in hospitality, to create authentic and immersive drinking and dining establishments throughout the Las Vegas Valley. We support and honor the dedication, passion, and creativity of our partners who are some of the best chefs, service leaders, and brand ambassadors in Las Vegas and America as we together develop inspired concepts and experiences.
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