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For Immediate Release
Thursday August 16, 2012

Laura Longero

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The Eldorado is Looking for Reno’s Best Italian Family Recipes

Winner will be Featured in the Reno Gazette-Journal and Receive Additional Prizes from the Eldorado

The Eldorado Hotel Casino and Reno Gazette-Journal are teaming up to find the best Italian family recipes before the 31st Annual Great Eldorado Italian Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7, 2012. Those who submit a recipe have a chance to be featured in the newspaper and receive additional prizes from the Eldorado.

Recipe submissions can be sent to the Food & Drink section of the Reno Gazette-Journal through Friday, September 14. Recipes should be written in standard cookbook style and should clearly indicate ingredient amounts, cooking times and temperatures, all cooking steps and number of servings or number of people the dish serves. The written recipes will be judged on clarity, workability, originality and use of ingredients.

Three finalists will be chosen based on the written recipes, which will then be prepared by Food & Drink editor, Johnathan L. Wright, to determine the winner.

The winner will prepare the dish for Wright for his Food & Drink article, which will include the winning recipe and photos. The winner will also receive VIP access to the Eldorado Italian Festival, recognition and announcements of the winning recipe during the festival, dinner for four at the famous Italian Festival Dinner Buffet and tickets for four to “Jersey Nights” in the Eldorado Showroom. The two runners up will have their recipes included in the article, dinner for two at the Italian Festival Dinner Buffet and tickets for two to “Jersey Nights.”

Entries can be submitted to Johnathan L. Wright at the Reno Gazette-Journal via email at or by mail and in person at 955 Kuenzli Street, Reno, NV 89502. Entries must include the cook’s first name and last name, city of residence, daytime telephone number, email address, the recipe and a paragraph describing the history or story behind the dish. One entry per person. All entries must be received by September 14.

For more information on The 31st Annual Great Eldorado Italian Festival visit or call 775-786-5700. You can also find more details on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and get the latest updates on the Eldorado’s interactive iPhone and Android Apps.