Chef Ismaele Romano of Ellis Island Las Vegas Wins Competition

A chef at a Las Vegas resort has won a culinary competition. Ismaele Romano, of Ellis Island Resort and Casino, took first place at the 2022 Global Flavors Culinary Competition in Napa, California.

The chef won both categories, Il Fresco and Il Classico, at the competition and received $10,000. His winning dishes were a La La Land Tortino with Eggplant Tortino and Burrata Spuma and a Lasagne with Veal Ragu and Béchamel Sauce.

On winning the competition, Chef Romano said this:

“Winning a competition in the company of fantastic chefs, while creating dishes that carry memories of and inspirations from my family in Italy, brings such a unique emotion. I am so appreciative of the opportunity to carry on my family’s legacy through food.”

Ellis Island Vice President of Development and recent CYInterview guest Christina Ellis [see here] said this:

“We are so grateful to have Chef Ismaele’s talents at Ellis Island with Via Focaccia, and we send him a huge congratulations for this recognition.”

You can learn more about Chef Romano’s Via Focaccia restaurant at Ellis Island Resort and Casino by clicking here.