Published On: Fri, Jun 15th, 2012

BRIO opens in Harrah’s Cherokee

     The acclaimed BRIO Tuscan Grille opened on Friday, June 15 at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel, providing guests another culinary option as part of their $650 million dollar expansion.  BRIO, which translates from Italian to mean “full of life,” is a renowned Northern Italian restaurant that will offer its unique brand to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel.

     BRIO Tuscan brings the attributes of a Tuscan country villa to Harrah’s Cherokee with decorative interior features like antique hardwood Cypress flooring, arched colonnades, hand-crafted Italian mosaics, antique doors, hand-crafted walls covered in antique Venetian plaster, Arabescato marble imported from Italy, and sizable wrought-iron chandeliers.

     Known for authentic Northern Italian specialties, BRIO will feature house-made flatbreads, oven-roasted steaks, chops, fresh fish and made-to-order pastas, along with an extensive wine list with a large Italian offering served by the glass. Lunch and dinner menus will be available in a casual, yet elegant environment and an atmosphere reminiscent of an old world Tuscan Farmhouse.

     Designed to seat approximately 350 people, the 12,000+ square-foot restaurant will offer a patio-like environment overlooking the magnificent Rotunda, a main dining room, chef’s table, large bar area, and two private dining rooms.  

     “Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel is the perfect setting for BRIO Tuscan Grille,” said Senior Vice President and General Manager Brooks Robinson. “We are excited to provide our guests another excellent dining option. And keeping with BRIO’s motto fashioned after the Tuscan philosophy that ‘To Eat Well, Is to Live Well,’ Harrah’s Cherokee will continue to expand into an exciting, interactive resort environment for enjoying the best things in life.”

– Harrah’s Cherokee

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