Proof Tavern’s Jon Littleton Covers the Lake Las Vegas Revival

It’s Chef’s Week here at Celebrity Insider: our salute to some of the culinary kings and queens of the kitchen who have helped make Las Vegas a major dining destination with worldwide recognition. Each day this week, we’ll have two or three star chefs of the Vegas Valley put down their pots and pans to pick up pen and paper to reflect on their profession and why it plays such an important role in our Vegas success story.

Jon Littleton is the chef at Proof Tavern in Lake Las Vegas. Here, Jon talks about the community’s revival, beginning with the new chefs and restaurants.


“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” Those were Michael Corleone’s words from “The Godfather” trilogy ring true. When I left Lake Las Vegas in 2008, I never thought I would return.

While the housing crash of 2007 affected nearly everyone, the Lake Las Vegas community was hit hardest. Some thought it would drown in the recession, and even if you’re not a betting man, chances are you would have thought so, too.

Ten years later, Lake Las Vegas is just as beautiful as I remember. In fact, it’s much more attractive. The 320-acre lake and 10-mile shoreline alone still stir up enough Mediterranean scenery to draw people in from miles away. I love how the hillside and palm trees wrap around in the pedestrian-only MonteLago Village that’s covered in cobblestone and leads you right to the water.

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