BELLAGIO CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH ULTIMATE CULINARY EXPERIENCE
World-renowned Chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Michael Mina and Julian Serrano, Part of Bellagio’s Opening Team, Headline First-of-its-Kind Dinner; Weekend includes Wolfgang Puck Brunch and Pappy Van Winkle Tasting at Resort’s Exclusive New Cocktail Lounge
Recognized as a culinary gem in Las Vegas and around the world, Bellagio Resort & Casino celebrates its silver anniversary this fall with a first of its kind epicurean weekend October 13-15. As one of the weekend’s highlights, chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Michael Mina and Julian Serrano are collaborating to create an exclusive evening, marking their collective commitment to the resort’s success over the last 25 years.
“Bellagio has been a driving force in the hospitality and culinary worlds since opening in 1998,” said Bellagio President & COO Ann Hoff. “For 25 years, our incredible teams have raised the bar with their unrivaled passion, innovation and collaboration, all with the goal of delivering unforgettable memories and world-class experiences for our guests. We look forward to celebrating our dedicated employees and guests throughout October.”
The exclusive epicurean weekend experience, priced at $10,000 per person, includes:
Friday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m.: Pappy Van Winkle Tasting at The Vault
Pappy Van Winkle, one of the world’s elite bourbon whiskies, is known to drive unparalleled demand and excitement among bourbon connoisseurs due to its limited availability. The opening event for this very special weekend will be hosted by fourth generation Van Winkle family member Preston Van Winkle at The Vault, Bellagio’s exclusive cocktail lounge which made its debut this week. Within this intimate and alluring space designed by the creative team at Studio Munge, guests will enjoy a private tasting of fine and rare selections from the prestigious brand, along with specialty canapes created by Bellagio’s masterful culinary team.
Saturday, October 14 at 6 p.m.: Celebrated Chef Anniversary Dinner
Set at the resort’s famed Picasso restaurant, world-renowned chefs Vongerichten, Mina and Serrano will come together for an extraordinary evening in celebration of the resort’s anniversary, beginning with vintage champagne and canapes at 6 p.m., followed by a four-course dinner with high-end wine pairings. Menu highlights:
King Crab & Caviar (Julian Serrano)
Pavillon Blanc de Château Margaux, 2017
Château Haut Brion Blanc 2020
Dry-aged Duck & Foie Gras (Michael Mina)
Château Cheval Blanc, 1998
Château Figeac, 1998
Japanese A5 Kobe Beef Tenderloin (Jean-Georges Vongerichten)
Japanese F1 New York Strip
Mishima Reserve Wagyu Brisket
Château Lafite Rothschild, 2009
Château Latour, 2009
Château Mouton Rothschild, 2009
Château Haut Brion, 2009
Château Margaux, 2009
Dessert duo (Julian Serrano)
Château d’Yquem, 2007
Sunday, October 15 at 11 a.m.: Wolfgang Puck Brunch
Wolfgang Puck’s culinary legacy in Las Vegas reigns supreme as his flagship restaurant Spago hosts a lakeside brunch beginning at 11 a.m. Featuring daytime versions of Spago’s modern market-driven menu, guests will enjoy Chef Puck’s cuisine while taking in the iconic dancing Bellagio Fountains. Chef Puck will host a fun-filled afternoon complete with live music, specialty cocktails and signature cuisine.
To book this exclusive anniversary package (which includes all of the culinary moments outlined above) and for room, transportation or travel needs, call Bellagio’s Luxury Services team at 702-693-7355 or email [email protected].
Celebrating Throughout the Month
Guests can enjoy select anniversary menus, caviar specials and beverage offerings unique to the resort’s restaurant portfolio throughout October:
Guests are invited to immerse themselves in an eight-course dégustation menu with items such as Hamachi Tartar, New Zealand Langoustines and Mishima Filet Mignon. Consistently ranked a AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide 5-Star restaurant, Le Cirque’s exquisite dining room, designed by Adam D. Tihany, exudes celebration, setting the stage for an exquisite experience. The menu, priced at $425 per person, is available Thursday – Monday from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling (702) 693-8100 or visiting Bellagio online.
Chef Serrano will serve a five-course anniversary menu at his legendary AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide 5-Star restaurant, Picasso. The venue, recognized for its romantic appearance in the feature film Ocean’s 11 in 2001, is graced with rare works by the master. Whether seated inside the dining room or on the patio, the artistry of the Bellagio Fountains is the perfect backdrop for a memorable evening out. The menu, priced at $210 per person, is available Sunday 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling (702) 693-8105 or visiting Bellagio online.
- Michael Mina Bellagio
Chef Mina created a special anniversary menu featuring restaurant classics at his eponymous Michael Mina Bellagio. From his signature Caviar Parfait to fine seafood and meat dishes crafted with flavor, freshness and precision in mind, the chef-driven selections are sure to delight the palate. The five-course menu, priced at $185 per person, is available Wednesday- Sunday 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling (702) 693-7223 or visiting Bellagio online.
- Petrossian Bar
Bellagio’s refined bar and lounge features live piano sounds, views of Dale Chihuly’s “Fiori di Como” blown glass installation gracing the resort’s bustling lobby and a specialty menu that allows guests to make the experience their very own. Caviar and captivating spirit pairings will take center stage at Petrossian Bar during the resort’s anniversary month with a variety of specials guests can choose from. Petrossian is open Monday through Sunday 10 a.m. – 1 a.m. Seating is on a first-come, first serve basis.
For further assistance in making restaurant reservations or for more information, contact Bellagio Concierge by phone at 702-693-7075 or via email at [email protected].
Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio Resort & Casino overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, 8 ½-acre lake in which fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet. Award-winning dining including its newest addition The Mayfair Supper Club, a world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the stunning performance of “O” by Cirque du Soleil, a sumptuous spa and salon and exclusive luxury shopping all work together to compose the symphony that is Bellagio. Bellagio is operated by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit bellagio.com, call toll free at (888) 987-6667 or find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.