Station Casinos is continuing the fine tuning of its restaurant row with an assist from the former owner of the Light Group who is launching a group of restaurants to be known as Clique Hospitality.
International chef Luciano Sautto is bringing his presence to Clique’s first venture, a new Italian restaurant to open this fall and be known as Salute, at the Red Rock Resort on West Charleston. Sautto is a Naples, Italy native and third generation pizza maker.
He is associating with Andy Masi and his partners, Brian Massie and Shane Monaco. The Light Group was an operator of restaurants and nightclubs until its sale to Hakassan about six months ago.
Before Masi sold the Light Group and launched Clique Hospitality, he had opened Hearthstone restaurant on Red Rock’s restaurant row. Massie is Hearthstone’s executive chef. The restaurant features “rustic American” fare.
Station spokeswoman Lori Nelson credits Masi and his team with infusing “new energy” into Red Rock’s culinary lineup.
Phil Hevener has been writing about the Nevada gaming business for more than 30 years. He can be reached at [email protected].