Le Cirque & Guigal Winery Unite For 2014 Epicurean Epicenter Series Wine Pairing Dinner At Bellagio


Bellagio Director of Wine Jason Smith and Vintus Wines Vice President
Patrick Will to Host Exclusive Experience Saturday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Bellagio’s Epicurean Epicenter Series, the resort’s renowned culinary program, will host its first wine pairing dinner of 2014 at Le Cirque Saturday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. The four-course menu, created by Le Cirque Executive Chef Paul Lee, will be paired with the extraordinary wines of Guigal Winery, one of the most renowned wineries in the world and part of the esteemed Vintus Wines Estate collection. Vintus Wines Vice President Patrick Will and Bellagio Wine Director and Master Sommelier Jason Smith will host the event, providing guests with the inspiration behind their pairing selections.


The four-course prix fixe menu will feature:
  • Langoustine et Caviar, an exquisite New Zealand Langoustine Carpaccio served with Osetra Caviar, Granny Smith Apples and Roasted Hazelnuts, topped with Citrus Vinaigrette; paired with 2012 Guigal Condrieu “La Doriane.”
  • Filet de Loup de Mer, a Paupiette of Potato Crusted Mediterranean Sea Bass served with Braised Leeks and a Syrah Reduction; paired with 2006 Guigal St. Joseph “Vignes de L’Hospice.”
  • La Joue de Veau au Vin Rouge, a fine array of Red Wine Braised Veal Cheeks served with Creamy Polenta, Thumbelina Carrots, Baby Zucchini, Pearl Onions, Daikon, Haricots Verts and a fresh Spring Salad; paired with 2009 Guigal Côte Rotie Brune et Blonde and 1997 Guigal Côte Rôtie La Landonne
  • Les Fromages Fermier Affinés, a selection of gourmet aged cheeses; paired with 2005 Guigal Côte Rotie Chateau D’Ampuis.
An assortment of mignardises and gourmandises will be served at the conclusion of the meal, providing guests with a sweet ending to their culinary journey.


The epicurean experience is priced at $250 per person, all-inclusive. To make a reservation, contact Bellagio Concierge at 866.406.7117.
Bellagio - Exterior Bellagio - Le Cirque - Bar and Lounge Bellagio - Le Cirque - Dining Room Bellagio - Le Cirque - Executive Chef Paul Lee


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).

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