Celebrate The Holidays with Christmas Feasts at MGM Resorts International Restaurants


Celebrate The Holidays with Christmas Feasts at MGM Resorts International Restaurants



This year, celebrate the holidays with mouth-watering meals served at MGM Resorts International restaurants. The extraordinary chefs at ARIA, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, Luxor and Excalibur have designed menus that are sure to put guests into the Christmas spirit. From traditional holiday feasts to decadent desserts, guests will find delightful dishes that celebrate the season.


Here are some highlights from the specially designed menus and carefully crafted dishes guests can look forward to this holiday season:


Executive Chef Robert Moore at Jean Georges Steakhouse has put together a magnificent a la carte menu of scrumptious dishes to be devoured on Christmas Day. In addition to the regular menu, guests will enjoy Butternut Squash Soup and Steamed Shrimp Salad with champagne vinegar dressing as appetizers. For the main course, choices include a 26 oz. Char-Grilled Australian Tomahawk Chop and Creamy Horseradish Potatoes. An Apple and Pecan Sticky Bun with brown butter ice cream will end the meal on a sweet note.


Sirio Ristorante will offer guests the chance to celebrate with a bit of Italian flair by serving items such as Ravioli al Tartufo Nero di Norcia (cheese ravioli topped with fresh shaved black truffles from Norcia) and Medaglioni de Vitello (roasted veal medallions wrapped in prosciutto with pomegranate sauce, heirloom carrots and celery room puree).


Home of Italian, Asian, American and seafood specialties, Sensi’s a la carte menu will feature a variety of creative dishes from Executive Chef Royden Ellamar. Tasty yet non-traditional specialties include Roasted Mediterranean Octopus and Kimchee Butter Poached Oysters served with crispy pork belly, Napa cabbage and scallions.  A Slow Roasted Dry Aged Prime Rib also is available as well as succulent Lamb Biryani. The menu is available Saturday, December 24 through Monday, December 26.


Executive Chef Jaime Mendoza of Todd English’s Olives has created exceptional a la carte lunch and dinner menus that highlight the season. Featured items include Lobster Pumpkin Bisque and Grilled Lamb Steak. Specialty menus also are available at Picasso, Prime Steakhouse, Le Cirque, Osteria del Circo, Café Bellagio, Noodles and Snacks.


Aureole’s Executive Chef Vincent Pouessel has designed a festive five-course menu featuring selections such as Foie Gras and Fresh Black Truffle au Torchon and Citrus Crusted Diver Scallops. Flourless Chocolate Gateau with raspberry compote and stracciatella gelato rounds out the holiday menu. Guests can enjoy these options on both Saturday, December 24 and Sunday, December 25.  A holiday menu also is available at Wolfgang Puck’s delicious eatery, Trattoria Del Lupo.


The extraordinary prix fixe menu at SEABLUE by Michael Mina includes tantalizing tastes such as Oysters, Mixed Greens and Parsnip Soup. The meal is highlighted by Seablue Prime Rib served with horseradish-crusted potatoes and creamed spinach.  A dessert of Apple Tarte Tatin flawlessly finishes the experience. Specialty tasting menus also are available at Shibuya and Diego.


Onda Ristorante & Wine Lounge brings bold Italian flavors to its Christmas prix fixe menu comprised of Crostata Di Pere Gorgonzola, Creamy Potato Leek Soup and Chianti Braised Beef Short Ribs. The feast ends with two decadent desserts, Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta and a Hazelnut Cheesecake.


kokomo’s will celebrate the season with a three-course meal of Roasted Quail, Lamb Chop & T-Bone and dessert of Eggnog Brulee or Chocolate Lava Cake. Both menus are available Friday, December 23 through Sunday, December 25.


Dragon Noodle Co. & Sushi Bar will offer an Asian-inspired four-course menu including Wonton Soup, California Roll and Vegetable Spring Roll. Guests will then choose from Orange Chicken, Prime Sirloin, Walnut Shrimp or Hong Kong Chow Mein as an entrée. Dinner would not be complete without dessert; a slice of Ginger Cake provides a sweet end. Holiday menus also are available at d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar and The Café.


In addition to prix fixe menus, several special Christmas Day buffets will be available throughout the MGM Resorts properties. A plethora of options are available for guests to choose from at The Buffet at Bellagio, MGM Grand Buffet, Cravings at The Mirage, MORE The Buffet at Luxor and Roundtable Buffet at Excalibur.


Luxurious Las Vegas Spas and Salons Celebrate Fall Spa Week with $50 Signature Treatments Oct. 10-16




Luxurious Las Vegas
Spas and Salons Celebrate Fall Spa Week with
$50 Signature Treatments Oct. 10-16


ARIA, Vdara, MGM Grand and Luxor
Offer Selection of Experiences



WHAT:            Relax, restore and rejuvenate at The Spa & Salon at ARIA, Spa & Salon Vdara, MGM Grand Spa and Nurture Spa and Salon at Luxor as they celebrate Fall Spa Week 2011. During Spa Week, participating spas and salons nationwide offer 50-minute signature treatments for $50.
To reserve treatments, guests may call each spa directly at the numbers below. Please note all treatments have limited availability.  
WHEN:           October 10 – 16 
WHERE:         The Spa & Salon at ARIA – Reservations/Information: (702) 590-9600
ARIA Seaweed Wrap
Settle in for a head-to-toe wrap accompanied by a creamy warm application of micronized seaweed that will gently remove dead surface cells to smooth the skin and rid the body of toxins by stimulating the circulation of the blood and lymphatic system. 
Signature Exotic Manicure
Soothe and restore softness to the hands by soaking in a warm bath of lemongrass and sea salts followed with filing, cuticle work and exfoliation. A warm detoxifying mask of ginger and sake is applied and a natural sea paper wrap is used for optimal moisture. Shea butter infused with lemongrass is applied to the skin as a warm ginger compress is used to massage, decompress and increase energy flow. To extend the pampering, the ginger compress is available to take home for multiple uses. This treatment is finished with a polish.
Spa & Salon Vdara – Reservations/Information: (702) 590-2030
Naturopathica Pure Results Facial
Cleansing, toning and softening all prepare the skin for the removal of impurities through a gentle extraction process. Exfoliation, facial massage and rehydration complete this purifying treatment. This facial includes an arm, hand and foot massage to enhance relaxation.
Traditional Swedish Massage
This European technique is used to improve circulation, ease muscle aches and tension, improve flexibility and create relaxation. Pressure ranges from light to medium.
Signature Pedicure Hot Stone Massage
Energy blocks are removed and tension is melted away by using warm stone massage therapy. A relaxing foot bath and sea salt exfoliation incorporates herbs and essences such as geranium, wild-crafted ginger, tea tree, and jasmine all adding to inner peace and balance.
Grand Spa at MGM Grand – Reservations/Information: (702) 891-3077
Spa Week Revitalizing Pedicure
Inspired by fragrances of fall, this revitalizing pedicure renews the feet. This treatment includes all the necessities: a soak, foot and leg exfoliation, moisturizing massage, as well as nail shaping, buffing and polishing.
Spa Week Renewing Facial
This classic European-style treatment is essential for a radiant, healthy glow and is designed to renew the skin and includes a skin analysis, gentle exfoliation, extractions, hydrating steam and neck massage.
Nurture Spa & Salon at Luxor – Reservations/Information: (800) 258-9308
Dermalogica Customized Facial
This treatment is customized at every step by a skin care therapist depending on the specific skin care needs following a professional Face Mapping Skin Analysis. The treatment includes professional double cleansing, professional exfoliation with Clarisonic, extractions, pressure point massage, treatment masque, toner, moisturizer and solar defense. 
Nurture Swedish Massage
Delight in tranquility as a skilled therapist applies unscented oil with light to medium pressure to increase circulation and invite relaxation.