Giada De Laurentiis Brings Girl Power to the Las Vegas Strip With Her Eponymous Eatery

Jul 03, 2015 962

THERE WERE ONLY TWO FEMALE restaurateurs—Border Grill's Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger—on the Las Vegas Strip when Giada de Laurentiis opened her eponymous eatery, Giada, at The Cromwell a year ago. The unqualified success of her namesake restaurant has gained the 44-year-old Food Network star of Giada at Home access to the very exclusive club of major male chefs like Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Nobu Matsuhisa and Joël Robuchon.

"[The lack of female restaurateurs] was one of the reasons I thought I'd try it, but also one of the things that keeps me up at night as well," says the Emmy Award-winning Culinary Hall of Fame inductee.

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