The Cromwell, Las Vegas’s newest boutique hotel, offers a bold, sophisticated experience on The Strip. Each of the 188 rooms is Parisian-inspired, with glamorous décor and a design that mixes modern and vintage. Subtle, decadent nuances make all the difference at this luxurious property. Custom concierge-style service highlights amenities such as custom-stocked minibars. Whether it’s the hardwood floors, plush furnishings or romantic lighting, each room gives guests a chic, VIP experience. Exclusive amenities include hallway coffee and tea service, steam showers and Muk bath products. Best of all, The Cromwell is home to GIADA where Italian food lovers can enjoy cooking inspired by the Emmy-Award winning celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis. GIADA is as charming as Giada herself, welcoming diners with warm colors, comfortable furniture and natural lighting, thanks to the restaurant’s huge retractable windows. Guests can eat in the dining room, lounge or on the outdoor patio with prime views of the Bellagio fountains and Caesars Palace. The menu focuses on authentic Italian cuisine with refreshing, Californian influences. We started with a bread basket filled with home-made focaccia, lemon thyme flatbread and parmesan breadsticks.
If you are vegan, gluten-free or dairy-free, it’s not a problem; just let your server know and they’ll guide you through the menu options or whip you up something special, house-made gluten-free pasta included. A tasting menu for multi-course bites of all Giada’s specialties is a thrilling idea. And Giada’s personal spice presentation contains flavors such as lemon, sea salt, chili powder and basil to custom season your dishes. The menu items include lemon spaghetti, chicken cacciatore, marsala herb chicken meatballs, rosemary focaccia and lemon flatbread and vegetable Bolognese rigatoni. Giada adds a lighter touch to her dishes while always staying true to classic Italian recipes. There are also family-style options. Desserts, like the lemon ricotta cookies and sorbets, serve as the perfect ending. Guests watch chefs prepare fresh pasta, bread and desserts from a busy open kitchen. The delightful scents of freshly baked meals surely entice the senses. Giada also features an antipasto station, a first for Italian eateries on the Strip. A new breakfast menu offers fresh squeezed juices and amazing dishes like the sunrise polenta waffles and salmon cake benedict. The Cromwell isn’t just renowned cuisine by top celebrity chefs. The hotel is home to a pulsating rooftop club, Drai’s. Visit http://www.caesars.com/cromwell/giada.html#.VNy4Gi5Mh8E; reservations (702) 777-3777. Be sure to take a “selfie” on your way out in the Giada photo booth. Photos upload directly to Facebook and Twitter, or you can print out a photo strip to take home.