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Chef Clayton Slieff Recipes, Bistro Napa, Reno, Nevada, USA

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Chef Clayton Slieff - Photo by Luxury Experience Chef de Cuisine Clayton Slieff of the fine dining restaurant, Bistro Napa at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada shares a delicious taste of the restaurant with his recipe for Seafood Ravioli. Bon Appetit!



Chef Clayton Slieff

Chef de Cuisine Clayton Slieff has an impressive culinary resume and honed his craft at the Chef’s Institute of America in Rhode Island, followed by advanced culinary training at The Culinary Institute of America (Greystone) in California, where he often appears as a Guest Chef/Instructor. After stints at various top Reno restaurants, he has called the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa home since 2007.

We had the pleasure of meeting Chef de Cuisine Clayton Slieff during our stay at the hotel and attending Bistro Napa’s El Fogonero Tequila Dinner on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The dinner was part of their Spirited Dining Series where Chef Clayton Slieff created a delectable 5-course dinner paired with creative El Fogonero tequila cocktails created by Master Mixologist Steven Sedillos. It was a memorable evening of cuisine, cocktails, and conversation.

The attractive fine dining restaurant’s culinary focus is inspired by Napa Valley, California cuisine, with organic items on the menu, a 4,000-bottle wine cellar managed by their "Somm" Sommelier Christian O’Kuinghttans, and a creative cocktail menu designed by Master Mixologist Steven Sedillos.

Bistro Napa - Atlantis Casino Resort Spa - Reno, Nevada
Bistro Napa – Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

Chef Clayton’s inspiration for becoming a chef was his father, who was a chef in the United States Marines. He followed in his father’s footsteps, as a civilian chef, and went to Afghanistan for one year where he fed an averageof 4,000 GIs daily.

His favorite item on the Bistro Napa’s menu is their signature dish, the Pan Roasted Chilean Sea Bass with sautéed prawns, crab mashed potatoes, wood-fired asparagus, saffron beurre blanc, and brussels sprouts slaw. His favorite culinary ingredient is lemon thyme.

Chef Clayton’s advice to those looking to pursue a culinary career is to continue further education. Passion and love for what you do will help carry you a long way, however further education will help your career. Although chefs work long days and do not have much free time, when Chef Clayton has time he likes to go out to eat for enjoyment as well as to keep in touch with trends, and research what other restaurants are doing, as cooking is not a job for him, it is an ability. He feels that his ability to cook is a blessing. He is clearly passionate about what he does. He also likes to spend time with his family and recently took his granddaughter to California to see all the Disney sights and to Sea World, too.

Chef Clayton Slieff graciously provides his delicious recipe for Seafood Ravioli made with homemade pasta to tempt your palate into traveling to Reno, Nevada and dining at Bistro Napa. Bon Appetit!

Chef de Cuisine Clayton Slieff – Bistro Napa – Seafood Ravioli

Seafood Ravioli

Filling Ingredients:


Lobster Tails


Large Shrimp


Sea Scallops



White Fish



Fresh Tarragon






Mascarpone Cheese



Lemon Juice

Salt and Pepper, to taste

Method: Place filling ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth, adding heavy cream to thin if necessary. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Pasta Ingredients


Egg Yolks



Durum Wheat Flour

Water as needed, if dough is too dry

Method: Mix egg yolks and durum wheat flour together to make a dough. Add water as needed if the dough is too dry. [Editor’s Note: the amount of water may vary each time you make the pasta dough due to the level of humidity on the day you make the pasta.]

Roll dough out into a rectangle. Cut pasta dough into squares (or use a ravioli form). Place a small amount of filling in the center of the square. Moisten edges of pasta with water, top with another pasta square, and press down around the mound of filling going outwards to the edges to seal the ravioli. If desired, you can roll the edges with a pasta tool or use the tines of a fork to create a decorative edge and help seal the pasta.

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, add the ravioli and cook until they rise to the top of the water or to your own preference of doneness.

Bistro Napa is located on the second floor of Atlantis Casino Resort Spa and is open for Dinner Sunday through Thursday from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm.

Read about the Spirited Diner – El Fogonero Tequila Dinner at Bistro Napa in the Restaurants section.

Bistro Napa and Atlantis Steakhouse Upcoming Spirited Dining Series Dinners

Duckhorn Vineyards

August 29, 2019

Jonathan Wright Dinner

September 24, 2019

Opus One Winery Dinner

October 29, 2019

Perrier-Jouët Champagne Dinner

December 19, 2019

VIDEO – LuxuryExperience catches up with Chef de Cuisine Clayton Slieff – https://youtu.be/mE7mW1qbPOQ

Read more about the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in the Hotels and Resorts, Restaurants , Chefs’ Recipes, and Spas sections.

Read more about Reno and Tahoe in the Destinations, Arts , Adventures , and Performances sections.

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa - Reno, Nevada

Bistro Napa
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
3800 S. Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada 89502
United States
Telephone: +1-775-335-4539
Website: www.AtlantisCasino.com
Website: www.atlantiscasino.com/reno-restaurants/bistro-napa/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/atlantiscasinoresortspa
Twitter: @atlantiscasino
Instagram: @altantiscasino

Important Travel Information:

When is the best time to visit Reno and Tahoe? Anytime! There is always something exciting happening throughout they ear! From special events and festivals or just taking it easy, the area offers a rich diversity of possibilities.

A Few Festival Ideas for Inspiration -Month-By-Month


Reno Latin Dance Fest




Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry


Reno Jazz Festival


Reno River Festival


Reno Rodeo



July – August

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival


Hot August Nights


The Great Reno Balloon Race


Lake Tahoe Marathon


Reno Pop Culture Con


Northern Lights Festival

Need moreinspiration to plan your trip Reno, Tahoe, visit the website: https://www.visitrenotahoe.com/plan-your-trip/special-events/

Flight Information

Reno, Nevais accessible with non-stop flights from many US cities making it an easy destination for visitors.

Direct Flights to Reno from:


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Las Vegas


Los Angeles




New York






Salt Lake City


San Diego


San Francisco



San Jose




For more information on direct flights to Reno, please visit the website: https://www.atlantiscasino.com/activities/direct-flights-to-reno/

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