Buddy V’s Ristorante is the first restaurant venture for Buddy Valastro, the internationally renowned baker known for his ebullient personality and intricate custom cakes. “People always just think of me as a baker, but beyond the bakery, food has always been at the center of my family’s life,” says Valastro. Buddy V has partnered with veteran restaurateurs Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla, hospitality visionaries widely credited at the center of Las Vegas’ transformation into the world-class culinary destination it is today. Together, Blau and Canteenwalla lend the creative and operational support system needed to ensure Buddy V’s Ristorante is the talk of the town. “We’ve been friends with and fans of Buddy for a long time, so we are excited to be partnering with him to help bring his vision to life,” says Blau.