Celeb chef will visit Kansas Star Casino

Fabio Viviani

Fabio Viviani, the Italian chef and restaurant owner who gained notoriety a few years ago when he competed on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” is coming to the Kansas Star Casino.

Viviani will put on a cooking demonstration from 4 to 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, when he will show how to prepare gnocchi. Then, from 4:45 to 6 p.m., he’ll be at a meet and greet, where he’ll sign copies of his new cookbook, “Fabio’s Italian Kitchen,” or copies of head shots.

To celebrate his visit,  two casino restaurants – The Kitchen Buffet and Woodfire Grille — also are featuring some of Viviani’s  recipes, including a four cheese penne pasta with sausage, his grandmother’s meatballs, an apple tart, ricotta cheese and chocolate chip cookies and minestrone soup. At Woodfire Grille, they are featuring his blue cheese fillet and lamb chops.

Admission is free.