BELLAGIO UNITES THE ART OF WINEMAKING AND REFINED
CUISINE WITH EXCLUSIVE DINNER AT LE CIRQUE
Experience Hosted By Le Cirque Executive Chef Paul Lee and Louis
Roederer CEO Frederic Rouzaud Sat., Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m.
The next culinary adventure in Bellagio’s Epicurean Epicenter series offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime menu paired with the finest wine. On Saturday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m., Le Cirque Executive Chef Paul Lee will present five courses of the renowned restaurant’s signature culinary masterpieces complemented by four vintages of Louis Roederer’s Cristal as well as Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. Joining Lee, Bellagio Director of Wine and Master Sommelier Jason Smith, Louis Roederer CEO Frederic Rouzaud and Maccioni Restaurant Group Co-Owner and Vice President Marco Maccioni will guide diners through each carefully selected pairing in Le Cirque’s vibrant dining room.
Tickets priced at $325 per person, all-inclusive, are available for purchase online at Bellagio’s Epicurean Epicenter webpage or by calling Bellagio Concierge at 866-406-7117.
The evening will begin with a decadent Foie Gras Crème Brulee amuse bouche paired with a glass of Louis Roederer’s sparkling Cristal 2004, created to awaken and excite the palate. The first course, L’Oursin de Santa Barbara, features the finest offerings from the sea such as Santa Barbara sea urchin with yuzu gelée, panna cotta, fennel cream, Osetra caviar seaweed and sesame tuile. All selections are served with Louis Roederer’s Cristal 2002, a delicate wine that combines the flavors of sugared flowers, cocoa, toasted hazelnuts and candied fruits.
The second course, Les Langoustines, is a pristine combination of roasted New Zealand langoustines, Jamón Ibérico, asparagus, parmesan, petite mustard greens with citrus sabayon (a frothy unsweetened sauce made with Champagne) and jus de veau, or veal stock. This classic Le Cirque dish will be joined by Louis Roederer’s Cristal 1996, a lively and effervescent wine with prominent red fruit flavors. The meal continues with Le Turbot d’Atlantique, wild Atlantic turbot with baby leeks, braised celery, artichokes, rutabaga and vitelotte potato topped with a tangy barigoule sauce and enjoyed with Louis Roederer’s Cristal 1993, a clean and balanced glass of bubbly.
The meat course, L’Entrecote de Boeuf Wagyu Australien, consists of Australian Wagyu beef rib-eye, pommes diamond and black trumpets in an expertly prepared traditional French bordelaise sauce served with a glass of the elegantly subtle Chateau Pichon Lalande, Pauillac 2000.
The dessert course is a grand finale to the impressive meal with selections including praline mousse, creamy white chocolate ice cream, hazelnut caramel crunch and chocolate sauce paired with Ramos Pinto 20 Year Tawny Port.
Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, eight-acre lake, where fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet choreographed to music and lights. Within Bellagio are award-winning dining experiences including two AAA Five Diamond restaurants, Julian Serrano’s Picasso and Le Cirque from the renowned Maccioni family. The resort’s retail promenade, Via Bellagio, includes the luxury shops of Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Prada, Fred Leighton, Chanel, Dior and Fendi. A world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the stunning “O” by Cirque du Soleil®, a luxurious spa and salon and an elegant casino all add to the extraordinary Bellagio experience. Bellagio is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International™. For more information and reservations, visit www.bellagio.com or call toll free at (888) 987-6667.
About Maccioni Restaurant Group
With ten total restaurants throughout the world, the Maccioni Restaurant Group (LC International, LLC) is a recognized global leader in the top-end hospitality business with a successful portfolio of iconic restaurant brands. With help from their three sons, Mario, Marco, and Mauro, Sirio and Egidiana Maccioni, and their team of management professionals, the group has capitalized on the success of the original Le Cirque in New York to open sister restaurants Circo and Sirio Ristorante. These locations include Le Cirque in New York, Las Vegas at Bellagio, New Delhi at The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts and “Beach Club by Le Cirque” in the Dominican Republic at Casa de Campo; Circo locations in New York, Las Vegas at Bellagio, and “La Cana by Il Circo” in the Dominican Republic at Casa de Campo; Sirio Ristorante locations in New York at The Pierre, a Taj Hotel, and Las Vegas at Aria Resort and Casino. In addition, Le Cirque opens its doors once a week at the Pinnacle Grill aboard fifteen Holland America Line cruise ships. The Maccioni group will be opening their first restaurant in the Middle East in United Arab Emirates, Circo Abu Dhabi, at the InterContinental Hotel in Summer 2014.