- Paul Bartolotta, BARTOLOTTA, Ristorante Di Mare at Wynn Las Vegas
Appearances at Pebble Beach Food & Wine 2013:
Chef Paul Bartolotta offers a simple and refined Italian menu that re-defines traditional American notions of Italian dining at his eponymous restaurant, Bartolotta, Ristorante di Mare at Wynn Las Vegas. Focusing only on indigenous seafood, Bartolotta imports 1.5 tons of seafood each week from cities that lie along the coast of the Mediterranean.
Adding to his prolific list of awards, in 2009 Paul won the James Beard “Best Chef, Southwest” award. In 1994, Paul received the award for “Best Chef, Midwest,” making him the only chef to have won this honor in two different regions.
Upon his return from an apprenticeship at renowned restaurants in Italy and France, Paul opened San Domenico in New York City to great commercial and critical acclaim. Having received three stars
in The New York Times “Top 50 Restaurants” in the U.S., he also received designation from Conde Nast Traveler, and “Best New Restaurant New York” in Esquire Magazine.
Paul also co-founded the Bartolotta Restaurants with his brother Joe in their hometown of Milwaukee. In addition, the brothers operate three quick-casual restaurants in the Milwaukee airport, as well as exclusive catering at Pier Wisconsin, The Grain Exchange and the Boerner Botanical Gardens.
In his frequent television and magazine appearances, Paul continues to spread his unique philosophy of combining a few essential ingredients in perfect balance, courageously simple but with tremendous impact.