Renowned local chef Nicole Brisson has loads of accolades and accomplishments, including being the first female chef to become executive chef of an Eataly in America, the first chef appointed to Southern Nevada Health District’s board of directors, serving as culinary director of the Batali Vegas restaurants and being a Dom Perignon Award of Excellence Honoree at the 2019 UNLVino. Now she has teamed up with restaurateur Andy Hooper to open her first restaurant, Locale, in Mountain’s Edge on Blue Diamond Rd. just west of Buffalo.  This new meat-centric Italian eatery, in contrast to the restaurants on the Strip Chef Nicole has worked at the past 15+ years, offers quite reasonable price points and is more proof that great dining has become easy to find in the burbs. Our LVFNBPro team is thrilled for Chef Nicole and wish her much success.

Our journalists Elaine and Scott Harris, pictured here with Chef German Castellano, stopped in at Casanova and gave it their stamp of approval. To find out all about this hidden gem at The Venetian, read their article here.