Award on not, the Wisconsin Foodie team was already planning an episode featuring Milwaukee Native, Iron Chefer, James Beard award winner and brother to Joe, Chef Paul Bartolotta. Now with his second award in hand the show just got sweeter. Watch later this summer for the results.

Paul Bartolotta, chef of Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare at Wynn Las Vegas, received the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef Southwest on May 4 during a gala ceremony at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center in New York. Bartolotta previously won the 1994 Best Chef, Midwest James Beard Award when he helmed the kitchen of Chicago’s Spiaggia, which received four-star ratings from both the Chicago Tribune and Chicago magazine.

Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare, which received a 2006 James Beard nomination for Best New Restaurant, offers a simple, yet refined Italian menu that redefines traditional American notions of Italian dining. The restaurant provides exquisitely prepared regional specialties emphasizing the freshest seafood and homemade pastas in a bright and vibrant setting that evokes life by the sea. Each week, the restaurant imports 1.5 tons of seafood from cities that lie along the Mediterranean coast. In 2007 and 2008, BARTOLOTTA Ristorante di Mare received the AAA Four Diamond Award. The restaurant was also named one of the Best New Restaurants in America by Esquire magazine in 2005, and received Restaurant and Institutions’ Ivy Award in 2008, which was Chef Bartolotta’s second Ivy Award.

From prnewswire.com

For more information on Paul and Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare at the Wynn Las Vegas:
www.bartolottas.com

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