Chef Matthew Silverman is no stranger to the restaurant industry in Las Vegas. Currently he oversees the culinary direction of one of the leading restaurant groups shaping Las Vegas. He is corporate Executive Chef for the Michael Corrigan Restaurant Group and provides the direction for the company’s restaurant line-up including: Vintner Grill, Vintner Grill Strip and the RoadRunner Restaurants. He is also the Executive Chef and Consulting Partner for the company’s advisory firm,Las Vegas Food & Beverage Service Advisors.
Recently this multifaceted chef has moved to the forefront of restaurant consultants with Las Vegas Food & Beverage Service Advisers and has an impressive ever-growing list of clients. Currently his clients include the Silverton Resort & Casino, Sugar Factory American Brasserie, Cabo Wabo and Chateau Nightclub. His consulting company has a long standing relationship with experience in fast casual to fine dining which covers all type of restaurants. Chef Matthew’ years of experience give him knowledge of mistakes and issues that most restaurant owners don’t know about or know how to fix. Having an experienced chef engaged in more than just kitchen operations but financial controls, marketing, purchasing and information systems and their coordination is invaluable to a restaurant that is having problems.
We sat down with this very talented Chef . He In addition to consulting he has added some new touches to the wine /cheese /charcuterie program at renowned Vintner Grill in Summerlin. Flights vary in price, depending on the selected wines, and are available every day.
Each flight features four, 2-ounce glasses of wine served on a custom-made tray designed to guide the guest through the tasting experience. Frequently rotated, all the wines in th flights are selected from premium vineyards from the U.S. and around the world. The current wines that make up each flight include:
Tiny Bubbles – $16
Blancs de Blancs, Brut, Imperial Palace, France NV
Gerard Bertrand “Cremant de Limoux” France ’10
Chandon, Brut Rosé, California, NV
Nicolas Feuillate, Brut, Champagne, Chouilly, France, NV
Wines From Around Here – $14
Sauvignon Blanc, Justin Vineyards, Paso Robles, California ’11
Chardonnay, Davis Bynum, Russian River, Sonoma, California ’10
Cabernet Sauvignon, Michael Pozzan “Annabella,” Napa, California ‘10
Zinfandel, Seghesio Family, Sonoma County, Sonoma, California ’10
Vins de France – $15
Grenache Blanc, Gerard Bertrand, France ’10
Chardonnay, Macon Lugny “La Carte,” Burgundy, France ’09
Grenache, Beaumirail, Vacqueyras, Rhone, France ’10
Cabernet Sauvignon, Chateau La Lande, Medoc, Bordeaux, France ’09
Vini D’ Italia – $13
Pinot Grigio, Sartori Family, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy ’10
Falanghina, Terredora DiPaolo, Campania, Italy ’10
Barbera d’Asti, Pico Maccario “Lavignone” Piedmont, Italy ‘09
Nebbiolo, Damilano “Marghe” Barolo, Piedmont, Italy ’09
Sommelier Selections – $20
Vouvray, Chateau Moncontour, Loire Valley, France ’09
Pinot Noir, Rodney Strong, Russian River, Sonoma, California ’10
Syrah, Zaca Mesa, Santa Ynez Valley, California ’08
Tempranillo, Rioja Vega, Rioja, Spain ’09
In addition to the new wine flights, this Summerlin Favorite offers its renowned “50 under $50” wine menu, which includes domestic and international favorites priced under $50 a bottle. When it comes to cheese, Chef Matthew has long been known as an expert and active as a Chef Ambassador for the Wisconsin Artisan Cheese Council (selected 2008) and actually began to make and age his own artisan cheeses in 2010.As far as we know he is the only Chef in Las Vegas that is doing that.
Vintner Grill has been a Summerlin icon sense its inception and there is no doubt that Chef Matthew Silverman and his staffs attention to detail will continue to attract locals and tourists alike for a very special experience that will not be forgotten.