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Las Vegas: 'Cake Boss' to open first eatery Buddy V's on the Strip

May 31, 2013|By Jay Jones
  • Buddy Valastro, best known as TV's "Cake Boss," has chosen the Venetian as the site of his first restaurant.
Buddy Valastro, best known as TV's "Cake Boss," has chosen… (Carlo's Bakery )

Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro will soon become the latest in a long line of celebrity chefs to set up shop along the Las Vegas Strip. Buddy V’s is slated to open this fall inside the Venetian.

Valastro — who with his family runs Carlo’s Bake Shop in Hoboken, N.J. — is best known for the creations he has baked for “Cake Boss,” a reality show on the TLC network. He promises to share with Las Vegas diners a variety of recipes  passed down by his mother, grandmother and aunts.

Buddy V’s will be Valastro’s first venture into the restaurant business.

“People always just think of me as a baker, but beyond the bakery, food has always been at the center of my family’s life,” Valastro said in a news release.

Family favorites such as Sunday Gravy and Lisa’s Linguine and Clams with Lobster will be among the featured entrees. In tribute to Buddy’s baking roots, the dessert offerings will include his signature lobster tail pastry stuffed with vanilla cream.

Veteran Vegas restaurateur Elizabeth Blau and her associate, Chef Kim Canteenwalla, are partnering with Valastro on the project.

The restaurant will replace the recently closed FIRST and will overlook Las Vegas Boulevard.

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