• To educate our community on how to make healthier choices when eating out
• To motivate restaurants to create heart healthy dishes and promote it at this event
• To generate funds for the American Heart and Stroke Association’s local programs
• To increase awareness of the American Heart and Stroke Association and its mission
• Approximately 500 guests and 25 local restaurants
• Food & Wine Tasting
• Silent Auction
• Individual - $75 per person
• Party of 2 - $140 • Party of 5 - $325
• Party of 10 - $600 • Party of 20 - $1000
To build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
“By 2020, to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20%.”
Born in Rio de Janeiro to a Portuguese father and a second-generation Italian mother, Chef Carla Pellegrino always had a passion for cooking. As early as age 10, Carla was cooking daily for her family and helping run her mother's catering business, which educated her in the preparation of traditional Brazilian, Italian and Portuguese cuisine. At age sixteen, Carla moved to Liguria, Italy, where she owned a small store where her passion for cooking inspired her to conduct cooking demonstrations daily. In 1997, travels brought her to the United States. She attended the French Culinary Institute in NYC and in 2000, graduated with honors. In May 2000, she and Frank Pellegrino Jr. opened the successful Baldoria Restaurant on 8th Avenue and Broadway at the heart of NYC's theater district. At the end of 2006, a dream became a reality when Carla led the culinary team as the executive chef to open Rao’s Las Vegas. She took ten of the original recipes from the legendary East Harlem's Italian restaurant, added her own traditional North Italian cuisine and built a high volume menu concept keeping in mind quality of ingredients and consistency and at the same time translating the family style operated by Rao’s family at its ten table restaurant since 1886.
In March 2011, Chef Pellegrino opened Bratalian, a cozy Neopolitan restaurant located in Henderson. She is executive chef and owner of Bratalian while her sister Alessandra Madeira, who worked with Pellegrino at Baldoria Restaurant, runs the kitchen.
Bacio by Carla Pellegrino, is Chef Carla’s newest venture. Approached by the Tropicana Las Vegas and offered the role as executive chef, Chef Carla was asked to reinvent its onsite Italian restaurant. Bacio showcases Chef Carla’s authentic Italian recipes with a focus on quality ingredients.
Chef Carla has been featured on the Today Show, CBS Morning Show, Fox News National, Throwdown with Bobby Flay (which she won), Food & Wine, Bon Appetit and multiple other national and local news outlets.
Photography: Christopher DeVargas
Join Las Vegas' top chefs and restaurants for a heart-healthy epicurean event. Local restaurants will create and serve special dishes that are healthy for your heart and will surprise your taste buds. Discover new restaurants, new recipes and new ways to live healthy at Flavors of the Heart.
Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association and its local community education programs.
For more information please contact:
Annarella Jordan, Health Equity Director, by phone, 702-367-1366, or email, email@example.com.