Hailing from Staten Island New York and now a Las Vegas transplant, Chef Stephen Blandino is the head chef at Charlie Palmer Steak.
FW: What style is your cuisine?
SB: Modern American Steakhouse.
FW: What do you consider your signature dishes?
SB: “Chef Steve’s Caesar Salad” with prosciutto wrapped romaine hearts and white anchovies, 40 oz porterhouse for two, oven roasted mahi mahi with pickled red cabbage & apple soubise.
FW: What is your most memorable dining experience?
SB: Aureole, New York; Raqu Las Vegas, French Laundry.
FW: What chefs do you admire and look up to?
SB: Charlie Palmer, Thomas Keller, Jose Andres, Daniel Humm.
FW: What has been your proudest moment as a chef thus far?
SB: Charlie asked me to become chef at CP Steak LV.