Photos of Pizza Demonstration with Giada De Laurentiis and Baltimore City Students

| April 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Giada De Laurentiis hosted a pizza party and cooking demonstration today with students from Baltimore City’s Harford Heights Elementary School. The event was held to celebrate that patrons under 21 are now allowed at De Laurentiis’ restaurant GDL Italian by Giada at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore.

GDL Italian by Giada and several other Horseshoe restaurants are located within the casino gaming floor where patrons have to be 21 to enter. To get around this, a separate walkway was constructed and completed a couple weeks ago so that patrons can enter GDL Italian by Giada without entering the gaming floor.

GDL Italian by Giada is located on the second floor of the casino which can be entered via a skywalk from the parking garage. Horseshoe built a walkway with a half wall so diners can head right to GDL Italian by Giada before the security checkpoint for the gaming floor. The new wall was designed and branded in the style of GDL Italian by Giada. The restaurant now has its own dedicated bathroom so diners don’t have to enter the gaming floor.

Guy Fieri’s Baltimore Kitchen + Bar is located on the first floor of Horseshoe off to the right from the security checkpoint of the Warner St. entrance. Horseshoe built an additional walkway for Guy Fieri’s so diners can avoid the gaming floor and security checkpoint when they visit the restaurant. It also now has new dedicated bathrooms.

Gordon Ramsay Steak is located adjacent to the Warner St. entrance, so minors have always been allowed at this restaurant since it has an entrance before the gaming floor security checkpoint.

Children will still not be allowed at Fú Noodle House or the Baltimore Marketplace food court due to their locations in the casino. Fieri also has Guy’s Bar-B-Que Joint at Baltimore Marketplace.

“I have always envisioned GDL Italian by Giada as a family-friendly restaurant where guests of all ages can come together and share their stories while they enjoy great food,” De Laurentiis said in a press release. “That’s an essential component of the experience I want to deliver, and it is an element my guests have voiced a strong preference for. I’m thrilled that vision will now become a reality.”

“We’re pleased that we have been able to respond to our customers’ desire to bring under 21 guests to these amazing restaurants by creating distinct entrances that clearly separate the restaurants from the gaming floor,” said Caesars Regional President and Horseshoe Baltimore General Manager Erin Chamberlin in a press release. “We’ve already received quite a bit of positive feedback from our customers who are thrilled to share these exceptional dining experiences with loved ones.”

Here’s a photo shoot of today’s pizza party and pizza cooking demonstration:

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