Aug 29th, 2016

Chef Stephen Blandino Brings Fine Dining to Desert Shores Row Las Vegas

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Chef Stephen Blandino Announces Americana Opening this fall to Desert Shores Row in Las Vegas.

Celebrated Chef Stephen Blandino brings his first owned restaurant to an extraordinary community with dining that rolls out to the lake.

LAS VEGAS (August 29, 2016) – – Chef Stephen Blandino will be bringing his culinary skills and business to the Desert Shores of Las Vegas. The master-planned 3,351-acre residential and recreation gem of a community is located in the shadow of the foothills of northwest Las Vegas. This community is strategically placed around four large sparkling lakes. The main lake, Lake Jacqueline, is the site of many private parties and special community events. This desirable destination is a perfect fit for a fine dining scenery. The restaurant will feature modern culinary creations inspired by the many cultures throughout America, with a menu whose authentic dishes will draw inspiration from European cuisine influences, such as the Foie Gras Terrine with Nutella, Raspberry Spaghetti & Figs, the White Peach Burrata & Prosciutto dish or the Golden Egg Carbonara with Truffles, to create an experience that is uniquely American, creating the perfect getaway.

Chef Stephen Blandino says, “Desert Shores was an obvious choice for me to launch my first restaurant because I also relocated to this community to truly make Americana my passion both personally and professionally. It’s my goal to create an approachable, upscale experience that is community driven, providing a great place to mingle, dine and lounge.” The menu is driven by daily specials based on the fresh catch of the day and Weekly Harvest offerings that will be a staple at Americana featuring a tasting menu paired with unlimited wine.

As the former Executive Chef of renowned Chef Charlie Palmer’s restaurant, Blandino is accustomed to a well-pedigreed menu which gratifies steak and seafood aficionados. He does not take for granted his time spent with Charlie Palmer and intends to continue to be inspired by the constant evolution of the industry. Always looking for new and innovative cooking techniques is a passion having been inspired by the best of the best in the industry.

This spacious, unique space will include an al fresco dining area and a library media room with access to audiovisual services for meetings. Cocktails and small gatherings will have exclusive access to indoor and outdoor experiences at the venue. At Americana Las Vegas, Chef Blandino’s menu showcases natural flavors and unique ingredients by working with the top purveyors in the city.

Hours of operations will be Tuesday-Thursday, 4pm-10pm, and Friday-Saturday, 4pm-11pm. Closed Mondays. Happy hour will be daily 4pm-6pm with small bites and bar specials.

About Chef/Owner, Stephen Blandino
Chef Stephen Blandino is a Staten Island native with a passion for cooking. His food lineage dates back to his two Italian grandmothers where he would spend his time learning how to cook with them. Chef Stephen Blandino graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. After graduating, he spent a year working under Charlie Palmer at Aureole in New York. Blandino moved to Las Vegas to work at Aureole Las Vegas and worked his way from line cook to Executive Sous Chef. In 2003, Blandino accepted an offer from Palmer to be the Executive Chef at Charlie Palmer Steak at the Four Seasons Las Vegas. Today, Blandino is the owner of Americana Las Vegas a fine dining restaurant located in Desert Shores.

About Americana
Americana brings incredible blends of various cultures to the Desert Shores community in Las Vegas. The restaurant offers fine dining with a blended cultural theme. Americana’s authentic dishes draw inspiration from early American cuisine with mixed European interpretations. Americana is located at 2620 Regatta Drive Suite 118 and the hours of operation are Tuesday – Thursday, 4pm-10pm, and Friday – Saturday 4pm-11pm. Closed Mondays. For more information, call us directly at 702-331-5171 or visit or like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @AmericanaLV and Instagram at AmericanaLV.


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