The fourth annual FOOD & WINE All-Star Weekend, hosted by Bellagio, ARIA and MGM Grand, returns to Las Vegas October 4-6 with new programming and even more talented culinary superstars. Renowned sommeliers and mixologists, along with celebrity chefs such as Joël Robuchon, Michael Mina and Shawn McClain, will collaborate on epicurean events as they engage guests in an agenda full of culinary fun. The action-packed weekend includes an educational wine class on Syrah with a Master Sommelier, a cooking demo on how to make sushi ten ways, a once-in-a-lifetime dinner with a Michelin-starred chef, a lively pizza party and more.
LAS VEGAS’ FOOD & WINE ALL-STAR WEEKEND RETURNS TO
BELLAGIO, ARIA AND MGM GRAND OCTOBER 4-6
Tickets On Sale Now
Tickets start at $75 and can be purchased online at www.mgmresorts.com/foodandwine/. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend all events.
The incredible three day culinary line-up will include:
Friday, October 4
Ten Ways To Sushi: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Join Executive Chef Heather Zheng at Shibuya at MGM Grand for an exciting cooking demonstration and sake tasting. Chef Zheng will educate guests about Japanese cuisine’s most popular fish — the tuna – and will explain its composition. During the process, ten different dishes will be created, each complemented with fresh wasabi, and paired with refreshing sake selections.
First Course: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
As the official kick-off party of the eventful weekend, View Bar at ARIA invites guests to sample delectable delights from ARIA restaurants barMASA, Julian Serrano and Sage. Throughout the celebration, guests may sip on refreshing cocktails and mingle with the FOOD & WINE All-Star Weekend participating chefs.
Saturday, October 5
All-Star Brunch: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Celebrity chef talent comes together at AMERICAN FISH at ARIA. Hosted by Chef Michael Mina, guests will enjoy a four-course meal with exclusive cocktail and wine pairings, created by the talented chefs at the resort.
Burger Bash with Joel Robuchon and Michael Mina: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Guests will need a big appetite at FOOD & WINE’s All-Star Weekend’s newest event, Burger Bash. Hosted poolside at MGM Grand, seven of the resort’s restaurants will serve delicious burgers and unique sides as upbeat tunes play throughout the evening. Attendees are encouraged to try a burger from all participating chefs to see which suits their palate. Celebrity judges, including Chef Joel Robuchon and Chef Michael Mina, will determine the ultimate Burger Bash winner.
Syrah That Will Change Your Life: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Led by Master Sommelier and Bellagio Director of Wine Jason Smith, along with incredible producers of Syrah, this will be a lively and entertaining event. Guests will explore the lighter, elegant versions of the wine, from cooler climates to blockbuster, paint-your-teeth selections.
Six-Course Bliss with Chef Joël Robuchon: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Guests will have a one-of-a-kind epicurean experience with “Chef of the Century” Joël Robuchon as he prepares an exclusive six-course menu with wine pairing. At the end of the dinner, diners will receive a Joël Robuchon cookbook, personally signed by the chef himself.
A Harvest Dinner with Chef Michael Mina: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Celebrity Chef Michael Mina will rejoice in the splendor of the Grand Patio at Bellagio as he prepares a specialized menu using seasonal ingredients and unique flavor profiles along with an exemplary wine pairing to complement each course. Overlooking Bellagio’s luxurious pool, this memorable event will be a highlight of the weekend.
Afterhours with Shawn McClain: 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Not only is Five50 the ideal temperature to cook pizza, it’s the primary ingredient to one smokin’ hot party. James Beard Award-winning Chef Shawn McClain starts the event with savory hors d’oeuvre’s and his own signature pizza, each slice paired with hard-to-find craft beers. A DJ will keep the hotspot alive with fun, upbeat jams lasting long in to the night. It’s what all pizza parties should be.
Sunday, October 6
From Far East to Champagne: Bubbles Meets Fountains Brunch: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Breathe in the exotic aroma of Cantonese, Szechwan and Hunan cuisine at Jasmine while enjoying the picture-perfect backdrop of the famous Bellagio Fountains. Savor fresh ingredients at several live-action cooking stations and have a decadent dessert finish by visiting the chocolate room, with special offerings crafted by Bellagio’s renowned pastry team.
FOOD & WINE
Food & Wine is the modern, stylish, trend-spotting, talent-seeking epicurean brand. Created by American Express Publishing, the luxury-lifestyle authority, Food & Wine includes a monthly magazine with a circulation of 925,000, a books division and the website foodandwine.com, with updates on Twitter (@fandw) and Facebook.
Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, 8 ½-acre lake in which fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet. Award-winning dining, 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 a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).
ARIA RESORT & CASINO
The centerpiece of CityCenter Las Vegas is ARIA Resort & Casino, a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring an unprecedented combination of spectacular amenities, high-end service, striking architecture, sustainable design and premium meeting and convention space. Combined with other CityCenter amenities, including the unprecedented shopping at Crystals retail and entertainment destination and the acrobatic spectacle Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil, ARIA provides access to the ultimate Las Vegas experience. CityCenter is a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World.
MGM Grand, a AAA Four Diamond resort, provides the ultimate Vegas experience. A variety of newly remodeled luxurious suites and standard accommodations serve every need while guests discover signature dining by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and AAA Five Diamond and Michelin three star restaurant, Joël Robuchon; world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena; the astonishing KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; master illusionist David Copperfield; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub; a pampering spa and salon; and an elaborate 380,000-square-foot, non-smoking conference center. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).