MGM Resorts Announces Japanese-American Artist Parker Ito as Bellagio’s Next Resident

MGM Resorts Announces Japanese-American Artist Parker Ito

as Bellagio’s Next Resident

Parker Ito, 6/6 (Detail), 2018, Oil on linen, 80 x 60 inches.

 

Ito to Create Series of Still Lifes Inspired by Experiences in Las Vegas and Personal Background

Emerging Japanese-American artist Parker Ito is the new resident of the Artist Studio at Bellagio, where guests have the opportunity to observe first-hand as the artist’s works come to life. Now through June 23, Ito will produce five major paintings inspired by his experiences in Las Vegas and subtly influenced by his Japanese heritage. These innovative works, paired with Ito’s unconventional studio practice utilizing photography, painting and printmaking techniques, will encourage viewers to reconsider familiar images of the Las Vegas cityscape.

As a consummate user and producer of media, Ito creates paintings, sculptures and video works by drawing upon his extensive experience online as both artist and audience. Known for generating networked bodies of work, Ito spreads ideas and imagery in a way that reflects the relentless impressions that might be generated in one’s experience. As art critic and curator Nicolas Bourriard writes of his work, “The works of … Parker Ito have no origin, no source code. They are made in the form of circuits – they proliferate and surge.”

During his residency at Bellagio, Ito will reimagine traditional still lifes placed in conversation with the cityscape of Las Vegas as seen from multiple MGM Resorts properties, including Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, The Signature at MGM Grand and Circus Circus. Exhibiting the qualities of objects found in Dutch vanitas still life painting, Ito’s selection of foregrounded objects will function as metaphorical imagery both for the human experience and his own. The items presented flourish and fade, much like the decomposing flowers and other organic objects regularly featured in historical still lives. The surrounding panorama of Las Vegas will serve as a backdrop for his compositions, creating personal moments contrasted against the vast, twinkling expanse of the city.

 

Having grown up as a fourth-generation Japanese American, or Yonsei, in northern Orange County, Calif., Ito’s works will also subtly nod to Japanese culture and Ito’s diverse personal experiences. The paintings will address issues surrounding assimilation and cultural rediscovery by juxtaposing traditional Japanese motifs with Western American landscapes.

 

Ito will photograph arrangements of objects in a living room-like setting with the use of an outdated digital camera. From these images, he will use a transfer method he established to transform these image-based works into large-scale paintings within the studio, resembling an updated version of the solvent transfers pioneered by Robert Rauschenberg in the 1950s and 1960s.

 

Tarissa Tiberti, Executive Director of Art & Culture for MGM Resorts, said, “Parker Ito is an incredible artist and we are thrilled to watch as he brings an entirely new perspective to the beauty of Las Vegas’ landscape through his artistic practice. While the vantage point from each property may be familiar, the view from Ito’s eyes will entice guests to enjoy a longer gaze from their window during their stay with us.”

 

Guests are invited to view Ito’s work at the Artist Studio at Bellagio from 2 – 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday with an opportunity to interact with the artist from 2 – 4 p.m. The Artist Studio is located adjacent to Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA).

Additionally, during Art Basel in Switzerland, from June 13 – 16, the MGM Resorts Lounge will feature three works completed by Ito during his residency at Bellagio.

For more information, please visit the MGM Resorts Art & Culture website.

For information on Parker Ito, visit http://parkerito.com.

 

About Parker Ito

PARKER ITO is a fourth generation Japanese American, or Yonsei ( 四世 ), living and working in Los Angeles. Ito’s work takes the form of installation, painting, sculpture, video, drawing, websites and printmaking. Materially inventive and heavy with processes that might corrupt or enhance, he produces impressions of the things around him. Ito assembles cultural markers, ornaments, vistas and consumables. He pushes these arrangements through technologies – including screens, cameras, printers, hand-painting – and the atmospheric effects of these processes behave like the binding substance of the artist’s consciousness. Bracing all of the artist’s output is the structure of the network. Ito gives focus to the specific conditions of making and exhibiting art, as well as the extended network that his practice traces. www.parkerito.com

 

Forthcoming solo exhibitions by the artist include at Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing (2019); and Château Shatto, Los Angeles (2020). Recent solo exhibitions by the artist include CONDO, hosted by Sadie Coles HQ, London; P, Primary, Nottingham; P, Team Gallery, New York; #17, Beijing Art Now Gallery, Beijing; A Lil Taste of Cheeto in the Night, Château Shatto, Los Angeles; Maid in Heaven / En Plein Air in Hell, White Cube, London. Previous group exhibitions include Welcome Too Late, Kunsthal Charlottenburg, Copenhagen; LA Dreams, CFHILL, Stockholm; Bodacious, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Times Museum, Guangzhou; Co-Workers, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; TERRAFORMERS, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham; The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Yarat Contemporary Art Space, Baku; Wet Paint, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; and Everythings, Andrea Rosen, New York. In 2012, Ito’s work was exhibited at the NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC) in Tokyo.

 

Ito’s work is in major public and private collections around the world, including the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Getty Research Institute; Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing; Yuz Museum, Shanghai; Sandretto Foundation, Turin; Aishti Foundation, Beirut; and PCP Collection, Taipei.

 

Ito has published books with Three Star Books, One Star Press, Landfill Editions, RRose Editions and Diane Incorporated. His work has appeared in Artforum, Frieze, Art Review, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Purple Magazine, The Quietus, Mousse Magazine and Interview Magazine.

 

About Bellagio Resort & Casino

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, 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 owned 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 Facebook and Twitter.

 

About MGM Resorts Art & Culture

MGM Resorts Art & Culture focuses on commissioning, collecting, supporting and presenting contemporary art in and around MGM Resorts’ destinations globally. Currently the MGM Resorts Art Collection includes more than 800 pieces by over 200 artists.

 

MGM Resorts Art & Culture was established in 2016 to encompass all of MGM Resorts’ collections and varied art-related initiatives and partnerships to develop a comprehensive, multifaceted arts program. Reflecting the company’s core values of inclusivity and diversity, MGM Resorts Art & Culture aims to create special, accessible experiences for all audiences. Each project thoughtfully considers the artist, the environment, and the overall experience, recognizing the power of art to evoke emotion, engage the senses, and spark conversation. Art is prevalent throughout MGM Resorts distinctive world-class brands including Bellagio, ARIA, Vdara, MGM Grand, and Delano Las Vegas; as well as MGM National Harbor outside of Washington, D.C., MGM Springfield in Massachusetts, and internationally at MGM MACAU and MGM COTAI.

 

Examples include works by Alice Aycock (National Harbor, Maryland), Jenny Holzer (ARIA, Las Vegas), Antony Gormley (ARIA, Las Vegas), Maya Lin (ARIA, Las Vegas), Robert Rauschenberg (Bellagio, Las Vegas), Nancy Rubins (Vdara, Las Vegas), James Turrell (ARIA, Las Vegas), among many others.

Vegas Golden Knights Puck Dessert Scores Big at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill in Downtown Summerlin

 

Vegas Golden Knights Puck Dessert Scores Big at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill in Downtown Summerlin

 

WHAT:
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill in Downtown Summerlin is excited to announce they are adding to their Las Vegas Golden Knights-themed offerings at its neighborhood location. Hot off the launch of the first dessert at Spago Las Vegas inside Bellagio Resort & Casino, Wolfgang Puck will continue the support for the Western Conference champions and Stanley Cup finalists with the addition of the Golden Knights chocolate puck at the Summerlin location. The Instagram-worthy puck will hit the ice starting today.

Sitting across from City National Area, the Golden Knights training facility, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill is happy to continue to root them into victory by providing fans with fun unique offerings. The puck shaped treat, created by Corporate Executive Pastry Chef of Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group Kamel Guechida, is a chocolate flourless cake filled with a hazelnut crunch and caramel sauce, and plays for the perfect item to round out your meal while watching the Knights take the win. The delicious dessert now adds to the list of Golden Knights-inspired dishes, as the eatery launched the Vegas Golden Knights Pizza (shrimp, basil pesto, fresh mozzarella, roasted tomatoes, red onions, and jalapeños) last season, which defenseman Nate Schmidt helped create into perfection.

WHEN:
Launched on Wednesday, October 24, 2018

WHERE:
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at Downtown Summerlin
10955 Oval Park Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89135

Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group
The name Wolfgang Puck is synonymous with the best of restaurant hospitality and the ultimate in all aspects of the culinary arts. The award-winning restaurants in the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group include Spago (Beverly Hills, Istanbul, Las Vegas, Maui and Singapore); CUT (Bahrain, Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, London, Singapore, New York City, Doha, Washington, D.C. (2019)); Chinois (Santa Monica); Cucina by Wolfgang Puck (Las Vegas); Five Sixty (Dallas); The Source by Wolfgang Puck (Washington, DC); Lupo by Wolfgang Puck (Las Vegas); Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air (Los Angeles); re/Asian Cuisine (Bahrain); Wolfgang Puck American Grille (Atlantic City); Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill (Las Vegas, Summerlin and Los Angeles); Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina ( Detroit); Wolfgang Puck Steak (Detroit); and WP24 (Los Angeles). For more information, please visit www.wolfgangpuck.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 

Wolfgang Puck Debuts Spago Overlooking Bellagio Fountains










WOLFGANG PUCK DEBUTS SPAGO OVERLOOKING
BELLAGIO FOUNTAINS 

Celebrated Chef and Iconic Landmark Converge to Create an Unforgettable Lakeside Dining Destination

When Wolfgang Puck’s legendary Spago opened 25 years ago in Las Vegas, the level of influence he and the restaurant would have on the city was unimaginable. The revolutionary restaurant is recognized for igniting Las Vegas’s dining scene into a culinary epicenter. Wolfgang’s relentless drive to transform continues today as the chef debuts the new Spago Las Vegas at Bellagio Resort & Casino,, bringing two internationally renowned brands together.

“For us, it’s the perfect synergy between Spago and Bellagio,” said Wolfgang Puck. “The resort’s clientele and my longtime guests align perfectly with Spago’s exceptional offerings and elegant atmosphere. It is truly a match made in heaven.”

Bellagio President & COO Randy Morton said, “Wolfgang holds himself and his team to unrivaled high standards in order to create extraordinary culinary experiences around the world. We are thrilled to welcome Spago to Bellagio at its new home within our award-winning culinary portfolio.”

New California Cuisine

Spago is inspired by California living with its casual elegance and farm-to-table ethos. Wolfgang hand selects seasonal ingredients to create the restaurant’s market-driven menu, featuring the chef’s signature fare paired with modern technique and creative elements. From popular Spago dishes to new dishes offered only at Bellagio, guests have a wealth of options to choose from for lunch or dinner.

 

  • Bellagio Exclusives – In addition to signature Spago dishes, Wolfgang has created specific dishes just for this new destination. The Baja Kanpachi Crudo brings a burst of acidity with pickled radish, yuzu gel and hibiscus ponzu, rounded out with creamy avocado and crunchy tapioca crisps. A Saffron Risotto features Santa Barbara Spot Prawns, housed in a special tank within the resort.
  • Lunch on the Lake – Spago’s lavish lakeside lunch options include a selection of Puck’s signature wood-fired pizzas, handmade pastas, salads and sandwiches as well as Wolfgang’s Famous Veal “Wiener Schnitzel,” served with marinated cucumbers, fingerling potato salad and mȃche salad.
  • From the Grill – Wolfgang brings his own signature to the Las Vegas steak dinner, allowing guests to indulge in prime meats, such as Wagyu and Japanese Ribeye carved tableside, and grilled fish such as the Turbot with charred baby leeks with gremolata.
  • Delightful Desserts – Spectacular seasonal desserts serve as a grand finale including the Tart Mascarpone Cheesecake and the soon-to-be-Spago-signature, The Strawberry, featuring almond-salted streusel, strawberry confit and micro basil plated with an artful and whimsical presentation.
  • Bar Bites – In addition to the full menu, Spago’s bar serves an exclusive selection of snacks such as Lemon-Herb Blinis with Caviar and Crème Fraiche and Spicy Tuna Tartare in Sesame-Miso Cones.


Sensational Sips

Innovation and familiarity may seem like contradictory notions, but that juxtaposition is what defines Spago’s cocktail menu. Crafted with house-made infusions, artisanal spirits and fresh herbs, these libations are inspired by Wolfgang’s culinary philosophy of embracing creativity using the world’s finest ingredients.

  • Creative Cocktails – Spago offers modern takes on favorites such as its version of the tiki cocktail called “Trouble in Mind” using Bourbon instead of Rum, complemented by Montenegro Amaro and Allspice Dram. The “Rogue Sour,” Spago’s version of the whiskey sour, adds depth of flavor with house-made cinnamon buckwheat honey and Amaro.
  • Worldly Wine – The globally inspired collection spans many regions of the world, highlighting an impressive number of vintages from the United States and Italy. Similar to the menu, the wine list will be seasonally inspired, starting the summer months with a strong selection of Rosé wines. In addition, the list features nearly one dozen wines from Wolfgang Puck’s private label, a collection of food-friendly wines that celebrate the spirit of food and life for which the chef is known.


Lake-Inspired Designed

The integrity of delivering a memorable experience is as rooted in the architectural design as much as the menu and service. Designer Gelila Puck collaborated with architects Massimiliano Locatelli and Annamaria Scevola of CLS Architetti to create a space that allows every seat in the house to capture its own unique perspective of the restaurant’s remarkable location.

Gelila Puck said, “The fountains were everything for us. We used the water as a key element in the design of the restaurant, bringing the beautiful feature to the forefront of the dining experience from the moment our guests enter the restaurant. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows highlight the grandeur of the space while distinct dining spaces meld classic architecture with modern art, all creating an atmosphere as memorable as the food.”

Highlights of the exquisitely designed restaurant include:

  • Local Artistry – Spago commissioned Las Vegas artist Katie Lewis to create a series of 20 topographical map images inspired by the Nevada desert landscape. One wall of the restaurant is dedicated to “Hugging a Black Hole, Hoping One Day to Forget,” a piece crafted by Jacob Hashimoto, known for his three-dimensional wall hangings inspired by his Japanese heritage.
  • Al Fresco Patio – The most coveted seats are positioned on the completely remodeled circular and covered outdoor patio giving guests unobstructed front-row views of the magnificent Fountains of Bellagio while enjoying Spago’s celebrated cuisine seated under the sun or stars.
  • Main Dining Room – This space boasts beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows imparting picturesque views of Bellagio’s famed lake from any seat in the house. Two exquisite chandeliers accent the room’s modern art pieces, while rich hues of black iron, velvet walnut and polished grey accents express a contemporary aesthetic.
  • Bar and Lounge – Adorned brass fixtures, rich smoked-oak wood floors, leather chairs and couches serve as the focal point of the classic bar and wine cellar. The velvet-accented bar features a modern and sleek bench designed to reflect the communal and social atmosphere.
  • Private Dining Rooms – Spago offers two private fountain-view dining rooms, each seating up to 20 guests. The private rooms feature translucent glass panels with elegant white sheers that act as filters, allowing guests to enjoy their privacy while being able to fully take in their surroundings.

Spago is located in Via Bellagio and is open for lunch daily from 11:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. Dinner is from 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., Sunday – Thursday and 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Friday & Saturday. The bar menu is available from 2:45 p.m. until close. To make reservations, call Bellagio Concierge  at (702) 693-7111 or visit OpenTable.

 

BELLAGIO
Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio Resort & Casino overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, 8 ½-acre lake, where fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet choreographed to music and lights. Within Bellagio are award-winning dining experiences including Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, Julian Serrano’s Picasso and Le Cirque. Bellagio is home to an impressive collection of luxury retailers including Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Breguet, Prada, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Hermès, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker and OMEGA. A world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the stunning “O” by Cirque du Soleil, a luxurious spa and salon, dynamic nightlife at Hyde Bellagio and Lily Bar & Lounge and an elegant casino all add to the extraordinary Bellagio experience. Bellagio is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit bellagio.com, call toll free at (888) 987-6667or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining
The name Wolfgang Puck is synonymous with the best of restaurant hospitality and the ultimate in all aspects of the culinary arts. The award-winning restaurants in the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group include Spago (Beverly Hills, Istanbul, Las Vegas, Maui and Singapore); CUT (Bahrain, Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, London, Singapore, New York City, Doha);  Chinois (Santa Monica); Cucina by Wolfgang Puck (Las Vegas); Five Sixty (Dallas); The Source by Wolfgang Puck (Washington, DC); Lupo by Wolfgang Puck (Las Vegas); Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air (Los Angeles); re/Asian Cuisine (Bahrain); Wolfgang Puck American Grille (Atlantic City); Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill (Las Vegas, Summerlin and Los Angeles); Wolfgang Puck Steak (Detroit); and WP24 (Los Angeles).  For more information, please visit www.wolfgangpuck.com or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 

Spring Blooms with Japanese Inspiration in Bellagio’s New Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Display

Spring Blooms with Japanese Inspiration in
Bellagio’s New Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Display

Breathe in the arrival of spring at Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Japanese-inspired display, fragrant with 65,000 flowers and botanical materials. Blooming cherry blossoms, tranquil waterfalls and a 26-foot whimsical woman welcome the new season, now through June 3.

Envisioned by designer Ed Libby and Bellagio’s Horticulture team, the new display channels Japanese culture, utilizing a variety of beautiful symbolic elements to honor the dawning of a new season. One of the most treasured elements is also one of the most celebrated in Japan: the spring blooms of cherry blossoms, which are symbolic of the brevity of life and beauty.

Guests enter the gardens through two 25-foot Torii Gates adorned with pink and white flowers. Lining the pathway are eight cherry blossom trees flourishing with delicate pink flowers. Resting at the East Garden’s edge are four potted bonsai trees. Two brightly colored paradise flycatchers soar above the display.

Representing a time of new life and renewal, the West Garden features a whimsical woman rising out of the waters and leaving visitors in awe. Her hair cascades down into a curtain of water encompassing her entire head, which is adorned with Kanzashi, a formal ornamental hairpin. Made from two sticks and flowers, the hairpin is worn in Japanese culture as a good luck charm and wards off evil spirits. Wisteria, an ancient vine representing immortality and longevity, surrounds the majestic figure as she holds a 12-foot-wide white pearl, symbolizing prosperity and beauty.

In the South Garden, passersby encounter a 10-foot-tall stone Japanese lantern, traditionally used to line and illuminate paths. The lantern rests upon a waterfall cascading into a shallow pond. Floating atop the water are multiple blooming pink lotus flowers. The flower is honored throughout Japanese culture for its ability to bloom from the mud of a murky pond – a process which symbolizes attaining enlightenment. Thirteen hand-painted festival lanterns illuminate a soft flickering glow over the garden when dusk arrives.

Honoring the traditional Japanese tea ceremony of grace, etiquette and hospitality that dates back to the ninth century, a Japanese tea house sits on the edge of a pond in the North Garden. The 12-foot-tall house is made of bamboo and other natural materials, and ornamented with mineral copper accents. Sitting on the branch of the cherry blossom tree is an additional paradise flycatcher watching its reflection in the pond below.

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Join the conversation on social media with @Bellagio on Twitter and #BellagioGardens.

Spring Display by the Numbers

  • 65,000: Total number of flowers on display for the duration of the exhibit
  • 900: Number of flowers used to create the turtle
  • 125: Team members who participate in the display’s assembly
  • 26 feet: Height of the West Bed’s mystical woman
  • 25 feet: Height of each Torii gate
  • 13: Number of Japanese festival lanterns
  • 10 feet: Height of Japanese lantern tower
  • 12 feet: Height of the tea house
  • 3: Number of paradise flycatchers
  • 9: Number of cherry blossom trees

About Bellagio Resort & Casino
Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio Resort & Casino overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, 8 ½-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. Bellagio is home to an impressive collection of luxury retailers including Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Breguet, Prada, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Hermès, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker and OMEGA. A world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the stunning “O” by Cirque du Soleil, a luxurious spa and salon, dynamic nightlife at The Bank, Hyde Bellagio and Lily Bar & Lounge and an elegant casino all add to the extraordinary Bellagio experience. Bellagio is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit bellagio.com, call toll free at (888) 987-6667or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Wolfgang Puck to Launch New, Reimagined Spago at Bellagio in Las Vegas

 

 

 

 

 

WOLFGANG PUCK TO LAUNCH NEW, REIMAGINED SPAGO AT
BELLAGIO RESORT & CASINO IN LAS VEGAS

 

Stunning Bellagio Fountain Views and Chic Design will Create Ultimate Fine Dining Ambiance for
Chef Wolfgang Puck’s Celebrated Contemporary California Cuisine

 

Wolfgang Puck’s legendary flagship restaurant Spago, recognized for igniting Las Vegas’s dining scene into a culinary epicenter, will open its doors at Bellagio Resort & Casino in spring 2018. Marking 25 years since the fine-dining phenomenon debuted in Las Vegas, Puck’s now revolutionary restaurant heralded the era of celebrity chefs and haute cuisine that continues to define the city’s restaurant scene today.

The new restaurant will offer an elevated experience, featuring an open-air patio with prime views of the iconic Fountains of Bellagio.

“Just as Spago is credited with beginning the Las Vegas culinary revolution, Bellagio transformed the casino-resort industry when it opened with the first collection of world-famous chefs and restaurants,” said Wolfgang Puck. “My partners and I are thrilled to join the Bellagio family and introduce our new Spago to the thousands of international guests the resort welcomes daily. We reimagined Spago in Beverly Hills more than 20 years ago and look forward to doing the same in Las Vegas.”

Bellagio President and COO Randy Morton said, “Wolfgang Puck is known worldwide for delivering exceptional restaurant hospitality. From cuisine to service and, of course, style, he is intricately involved in all aspects of the business, providing first-class culinary experiences for his guests. Puck’s high standards are the same as those to which we hold our resort culinary program, making this an ideal partnership to continue elevating our dining scene.”

Globally influenced seasonal fare and signature Wolfgang Puck touches, such as gourmet pizzas topped with salmon and caviar, will be the focus of Spago’s market-driven menus, which will be presented with the outstanding level of service for which the restaurant is known. For lunch and dinner, guests will have the option to choose from an à la carte menu or explore the best of the West with Puck’s multi-course California Tasting Menu. A special bar menu of Wolfgang Puck favorites also will be available, along with an artisanal cocktail program and extensive international wine list to accompany the chef’s culinary masterpieces.

Designed by architects Massimiliano Locatelli and Annamaria Scevola of CLS Architetti, and inspired by Spago’s original flagship location in Beverly Hills, the new venue will have a sleek look and feel. Guests will enter the venue from Via Bellagio on the resort’s north side, arriving into Spago’s chic lounge and bar. Adorned with brass fixtures, rich smoked-oak wood floors, leather chairs and couches, the focal point will be a spectacular bar and wine room lit by a stunning neon light fixture commissioned for the space.

In the main dining room, beautiful floor-to-ceiling floating glass windows will surround the space, imparting picturesque views of Bellagio‘s famed lake. Two exquisite chandeliers will highlight the room’s modern art pieces, while bold accents featuring rich hues of black iron, velvet walnut and polished grey will express a contemporary aesthetic.

The restaurants most coveted seats will undoubtedly be on the patio, where guests will enjoy a front row view of the magnificent Bellagio Fountains as they dine al fresco.

The restaurant takes the place of Todd English’s Olives, which will close this winter.

 

 

BELLAGIO
Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio Resort & Casino overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, 8 ½-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. Bellagio is home to an impressive collection of luxury retailers including Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Breguet, Prada, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Hermès, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker and OMEGA. A world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the stunning “O” by Cirque du Soleil, a luxurious spa and salon, dynamic nightlife at The Bank, Hyde Bellagio and Lily Bar & Lounge and an elegant casino all add to the extraordinary Bellagio experience. Bellagio is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit bellagio.com, call toll free at (888) 987-6667or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining
The name Wolfgang Puck is synonymous with the best of restaurant hospitality and the ultimate in all aspects of the culinary arts. The award-winning restaurants in the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group include Spago (Beverly Hills, Istanbul, Las Vegas, Maui and Singapore); CUT (Bahrain, Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, London, Singapore, New York City, Doha (2017));  Chinois (Santa Monica); Cucina by Wolfgang Puck (Las Vegas); Five Sixty (Dallas); The Source by Wolfgang Puck (Washington, DC); Lupo by Wolfgang Puck (Las Vegas); Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air (Los Angeles); re/Asian Cuisine (Bahrain); Wolfgang Puck American Grille (Atlantic City); Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill (Las Vegas, Summerlin and Los Angeles); Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina (Detroit); Wolfgang Puck Steak (Detroit); and WP24 (Los Angeles).  For more information, please visit www.wolfgangpuck.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

“The Bachelor” Star Corinne Olympios Hosts St. Patrick’s Day Party at Hyde Bellagio Friday, March 17

“THE BACHELOR” STAR CORINNE OLYMPIOS HOSTS ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY AT HYDE BELLAGIO FRIDAY, MARCH 17

WHAT:On Friday, March 17, Hyde Bellagio will celebrate the luck o’ the Irish as “The Bachelor” breakout star Corinne Olympios takes over the fountain-side hotspot for an unforgettable St. Patrick’s Day bash beginning at 10:30 p.m. Lads and lasses are invited to join in on what is sure to be the hottest party on the Las Vegas Strip with storms of confetti and bumping beats by Joe Maz that will continue into the early morning hours.

 

WHO:
Corinne Olympios
, “The Bachelor” Season 21 breakout star

 

WHEN:
Friday, March 17

                              

WHERE:
Hyde Bellagio

Bellagio Resort & Casino
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

OTHER:                 Hyde Bellagio® is the first nightlife venture in Las Vegas by renowned hospitality leader sbe®. Ranking in the Top 10 of Nightclub & Bar Magazine’s coveted Top 100 list, the venue boasts a seamless indoor/outdoor space, floor-to-ceiling windows and an expansive terrace showcasing Las Vegas’ most-celebrated landmark, The Fountains of Bellagio. Hyde Bellagio introduces an exclusive early-evening experience beginning at 5 p.m., highlighted by an award-winning mixology program and a menu of gourmet small plates from Lago by Julian Serrano. Long after the sun sets, Hyde Bellagio evolves into Vegas’ hottest nightlife destination with 40 VIP tables, a diverse rotation of DJs, live performances and the city’s most exclusive clientele. Hyde Bellagio’s lounge is open nightly 5 p.m. to late evening, and the nightclub is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:30 p.m. to late. Every Tuesday, Hyde celebrates ‘Industry Tuesdays’ insider night, delivering the unfiltered sounds and style of Las Vegas’ influencers. On Wednesdays, Hyde offers an ‘Infamous Wednesday’ night filled with tasty libations and sizzling sounds by some of the most talented DJs. For a virtual tour of the venue, click here. To follow Hyde Bellagio, visit Facebook and Twitter.

 

Photos: Bruno Mars Hosts Unforgettable Night at The Bank Nightclub Saturday, March 11

 
Last night (Saturday, March 11), GRAMMY-Award winner Bruno Mars hosted an unforgettable night at The Bank Nightclub inside Bellagio Resort & Casino following his performance at Park Theater.

Arriving around 12:30 a.m. and sporting a stylish denim jacket, Mars, with girlfriend Jessica Caban and a group of friends, settled into a VIP booth located above the dance floor. At 1:30 a.m. the artist decided to take to the stage and surprise guests with a special performance. Starting the party with “Locked Out of Heaven” he had the entire nightspot on their feet singing along. As the night went on, Mars performed a number of hits including, “24K Magic” and “That’s What I Like.”

Throughout his performance, the singer-songwriter wowed guests with his hit songs and infectious dance moves. The star interacted with and hyped up the crowd before returning back to his VIP table. Mars was seen in good spirits throughout the night, sipping cocktails and enjoying time with his wife and friends.

 

 

Bellagio Announces 2016 Lineup for An Executive Chef’s Culinary Classroom

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Bellagio Announces 2016 Lineup for
An Executive Chef’s Culinary Classroom

Bellagio Resort & Casino invites guests to perfect their culinary finesse at An Executive Chef’s Culinary Classroom, the resort’s popular cooking class series. During each session, Michael Burns, one of Bellagio’s skilled executive chefs and his team will take guests on a culinary journey to create coveted cuisine while sharing tips and teaching essential techniques along the way. Tuscany Kitchen, the AAA Five Diamond resort’s state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen, provides a quintessential learning environment for each interactive experience.

The 2016 series begins Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m.* and each class will be held quarterly throughout the year. Tickets are priced at $135 per person, all-inclusive, and can be purchased by calling Bellagio Concierge at 866-406-7117. For more information on An Executive Chef’s Culinary Classroom, visit Bellagio’s Concierge web page.

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Upon arrival, guests will find their personal station prepped with all ingredients and tools needed to create one to two planned courses, depending on the class format. Chef Burns will kick-off the lesson by welcoming his culinary students and providing a detailed overview of the evening’s menu. As the experience continues, Chef Burns will provide a step-by-step demonstration while assisting chefs rotate among the intimate 20-person class to offer support and guidance. Following the cooking portion, guests will have the opportunity to sit and indulge in their creations. To celebrate their culinary accomplishment, guests will receive a menu card featuring detailed instructions on how to recreate their experience at home.                                                                                                                       

Each class will feature a different menu specifically designed to satisfy a variety of culinary interests. The diverse 2016 schedule of culinary courses is as follows:

Spring Is In the Air: Friday, April 15
Those looking to refresh their culinary repertoire just in time for spring, can discover the perfect recipe for ahi tuna poke and the art of roasting a whole chicken with mouthwatering results at this seasonally inspired class.

Summer’s Harvest: Thursday, June 30
Guests will learn to make homemade ricotta with locally sourced honey and sustainably grown vegetables and greens. Local, light and healthy ingredients make just the right menu for the summer season.

Retro: Thursday, September 8
After taking this class, participants will feel like master chefs. Guests will have the opportunity to elevate their culinary skills to lavish new heights as they assist in creating two decadent classics: Lobster Bisque and Beef Wellington.

Thanksgiving Feast: Thursday, November 10
The pros will share secrets to making this year’s holiday feast the best yet at this festive class. Tips to keeping meat juicy and flavorful are just some of the tricks of the trade that are sure to impress at any family gathering.

*Times subject to change

About Bellagio
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).

Lago by Julian Serrano Launches Lake-Side Lunch and Brunch at Bellagio

Lago by Julian Serrano Launches Lake-Side Lunch and Brunch at Bellagio

 Lago by Julian Serrano, the highly acclaimed Italian small plates concept that debuted in April at Bellagio Resort & Casino, will introduce lunch and brunch experiences to be enjoyed with  unparalleled views of the iconic Fountains of Bellagio. James Beard Award-winning Chef Julian Serrano has re-conceptualized his celebrated recipes for a light and delicious approach to daytime dining.

“It’s exciting for me to be able to explore my passion for food in new ways and to translate the Italian small plates concept into exceptional lunch and brunch dishes,” said Serrano. “The bold flavors, customized menu options and unprecedented view of the Bellagio Fountains will create  an exquisite mid-day dining experience for guests.”

Lunch
Beginning Friday, Aug. 14, guests will have the choice of enjoying a three-course prix-fixe menu for $28 or selecting dishes à la carte, making Lago the ideal place for a quick power lunch or leisurely experience. Chef Serrano’s creative specialties will include lighter portions of Lago’s popular small plates in addition to paninis, salads and entrees.

Highlights of Lago’s lunch menu include:

  • Lasagna Verde, delicate pasta layered with four cheeses and spinach;
  • Insalata di Mare, a fresh seafood salad made with shrimp, lobster, clams, calamari, scallops and julienned vegetables and tossed in a light grapefruit dressing;
  • Polpettone, a panini with house-made meatballs, fresh tomatoes and mozzarella sandwiched between focaccia bread;
  • Salmone, pistachio-crusted salmon served with grilled tomatoes, rapini and drizzled with red wine sauce.

Brunch
Lago brunch will invite guests to revel in an unforgettable three-course feast for $38 per person beginning Sunday, Aug. 30. The prix-fixe meal begins with a basket of freshly baked pastries for the table full of Zeppoles, Bombolones, Cinnamon Rolls and more. Visitors can then choose a dish from inventive antipasti including Raviolone, a pasta pocket filled with truffle ricotta and topped with an egg yolk and summer truffle butter sauce; Shredded Salmon Salad with apples, candied walnuts and pesto; and Duck and Polenta, braised pulled duck meat served with cheesy, soft polenta. The next course is filled with Italian twists on brunch staples such as Eggplant Parmesan Benedict, eggplant parmesan topped with a poached egg; Nonna’s Frittata made with baked eggs, fresh vegetables and mozzarella; and Pizzetta with Italian cured granciale, ricotta and egg yolk. Brunch-goers complete their meal with decadent dessert choices ranging from a classic Tiramisu to Panettone Pudding and Nutella Crespelle.

Lago brunch will replace Jasmine’s Fountains Brunch, scheduled to offer its final dining experience Sunday, Aug. 30.

Lago is located off the casino floor next to Hyde Bellagio. Hours of Operation are as follows:

  • Lunch: Monday – Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: Sunday – Thursday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. – midnight
  • Brunch: Sunday, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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ABOUT BELLAGIO
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).

Instagram Your Way to the #ULTIMATEVEGAS Vacation

INSTAGRAM YOUR WAY TO THE #ULTIMATEVEGAS VACATION

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Are you the Annie Leibovitz of Instagram? If the answer is yes, your photos could be your ticket to a once-in-a-lifetime Las Vegas vacation. Bellagio Resort & Casinoand Beautiful Destinations Ltd. are inviting Instagram users to post their way into the #UltimateVegas Instameet – an over-the-top three-day trip complete with ultra-exclusive events, glamorous accommodations and a location that will make even the best content curators jealous.

For the first-ever Instameet of its kind in the U.S., five of the most inspiring Instagram users from across the globe will join 10 of the world’s largest social media influencers for this all-expenses-paid trip filled with the most luxurious experiences and stunning visuals in Las Vegas.

#UltimateVegas Instameet winners will enjoy:  

  • A private dinner party hosted by celebrity chef Julian Serrano, on the patio of his newest restaurant, LAGO by Julian Serrano. Breathtaking views of the iconic Fountains of Bellagio provide the perfect backdrop for enjoying Serrano’s imaginative small plates and sophisticated cocktails.
  • A posh fête with champagne, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres inside the rarely seen Villas at Bellagio that each feature a unique private outdoor terrace, garden and pool.
  • A private soiree inside a stunning two-story Sky Villa at ARIA Las Vegas overlooking the famed Las Vegas skyline.
  • An exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of The Fountains of Bellagio, one of the world’s most iconic and photographed landmarks.

So, how do you win?

Through May 25, photo-savvy Instagram users interested in entering the contest must follow Bellagio and are encouraged to follow Beautiful Destinations’ Instagram accounts, post an original photo of a beautiful destination using the @Bellagio, @beautifuldestinations and #UltimateVegas tags.

Once all submissions are in, Bellagio and Beautiful Destinations will select the top 25 entries.  Then, from May 25-29, five photos will be added to Bellagio’s Instagram account each day. Of the posted photos, the owner of the image with the most likes in 24 hours from the time of posting will find themselves on a plane to the #UltimateVegas Instameet June 15-18.

What are you waiting for? Pull out your phone, post a picture of your beautiful destination and become the next generation of social media royalty with Las Vegas as your backdrop.

For official rules, please visit this website.

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ABOUT BELLAGIO
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, 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).  For more information and reservations, visit bellagio.com, call toll free at (888) 987-6667 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

ABOUT BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS
Beautiful Destinations is the world’s largest travel influencer on Instagram, using a data driven approach to help brands grow their social media audience reach and revenue.  Founded in 2012, the Beautiful Destinations portfolio (Beautiful Hotels, Beautiful Cuisines and Beautiful Matters) has become one of the most respected sources of daily travel inspiration for people around the globe.www.beautifuldestinations.com@beautifuldestinations

 

Le Cirque Unveils Luxurious Spring Menu at Bellagio

 

LE CIRQUE UNVEILS LUXURIOUS SPRING MENU AT BELLAGIO

 Seasonal Ingredients Make Way for Unforgettable Dining

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Le Cirque at Bellagio Resort & Casino has revealed a luxurious spring menu that captures the essence of the season. Designed by Executive Chef Wilfried Bergerhausen, each dish is artfully prepared using the finest seasonal ingredients and timeless French cooking techniques to create the ultimate dining experience.

The menu, priced at $250 per person, features:

Le Cirque Unveils Luxurious Spring Menu at Bellagio

  • Les Cuisses de Grenouille
    • Florida Frog Legs “Lollipops” served with morels, Swiss chard, fiddlehead ferns, spring white asparagus and tarragon béarnaise
  • L’Agneau Printanier de Colorado
    • Spring Colorado Lamb Loin with baby turnips, carrots, morel mushrooms, sautéed sweetbreads and creamy sauce forestiere
  • Le Crabe et Caviar
    • Maryland Blue Crab and Russian Osetra Caviar
  • Verrine de Soupe Froide Printanière aux Petit Pois et Carottes
    • Chilled English Peas Veloute served with carrot “nest” and crispy mint
    • Spring Salad of Pea Tendrils served with popcorn shoots, watercress and citrus vinaigrette

 

To make reservations at Le Cirque, call Bellagio Restaurant Reservations at (866) 259-7111.

BELLAGIO
Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio Resort & Casino overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, 8 ½-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. Bellagio is home to an impressive collection of luxury retailers including Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Breguet, Prada, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Hermès and OMEGA. A world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the stunning “O” by Cirque du Soleil, a luxurious spa and salon, dynamic nightlife at The Bank, Hyde Bellagio and Lily Bar & Lounge and an elegant casino all add to the extraordinary Bellagio experience. Bellagio is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit bellagio.com , call toll free at (888) 987-6667or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Bellagio Completes Resort-Wide Room and Suite Remodel

Bellagio Completes Resort-Wide Room and Suite Remodel

Offering Vibrant Collection of Luxury Accommodations

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Raising the standard in guest service and luxury accommodations yet again, Bellagio recently completed the remodel of the final 403 suites in the resort’s main tower. This marks the conclusion of an approximately $165 million remodel that began in 2011 and encompassed all 3,933 of the resort’s rooms and suites.

“Our team has developed an incredible collection of newly redesigned rooms and suites, each meant to create an elevated and memorable guest experience,” said Randy Morton, president and COO of Bellagio. “We are excited to unveil these new accommodations and look forward to welcoming new and loyal guests from around the world.”

Created by the MGM Resorts International Design Group, the Bellagio Tower’s redesigned suites offer refined furnishings with high-style surfaces such as lacquer and exotic wood graining as well as sumptuous fabrics influenced by modern fashion. Key design elements and color themes are consistent with the remodeled suites in the Spa Tower, along with a new color palette of spring greens and Dragonfruit pink meant to promote rejuvenation of the spirit.

All remodeled rooms and suites are available for reservation by calling (702) 693-7111 or visiting bellagio.com.

About Bellagio
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, 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). For more information and reservations, visit bellagio.com , call toll free at (888) 987-6667or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Hyde Bellagio Celebrates Valentine’s Day All Weekend with Black Heart ball Hosted by Marilyn Manson and More

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HYDE BELLAGIO® CELEBRATES VALENTINE’S DAY ALL WEEKEND WITH BLACK HEART BALL HOSTED BY MARILYN MANSON AND MORE

Fountain-Side Hotspot Hosts Champagne Soiree Thursday, Feb. 12 and
Anti-Love Celebration Saturday, Feb. 14

 

Hyde Bellagio® invites both overflowing and shattered hearts to special Valentine’s Day celebrations throughout the love-filled weekend. Stop by for a champagne soiree filled with love, music and more Thursday, Feb. 12 and then don’t miss the Black Heart Ball hosted by Marilyn Manson Saturday, Feb. 14.

Valentine’s Day Weekend events include:

 

  • Champagne Soiree – Thursday, Feb. 12

Taking place before Hyde’s famed Live Music Thursdays, guests are invited to a romantic Champagne Soiree where drinks will flow freely and sweet tunes will set the mood throughout the evening. Beginning at 8 p.m., eight mixologists competing for best cocktail will share their concoctions with guests who will then vote on their favorite libation of the night. The winner will have his or her cocktail featured in the Hyde Bellagio menu. Afterwards, the party continues with Hyde’s weekly Thursday night bash where lovers can dance to music by live-looping artist Dan Fester. This event is open to the public and admission is free.

 

  • Black Heart Ball Featuring Celebrity Host Marilyn Manson – Saturday, Feb. 14

On Valentine’s Day beginning at 10:30 p.m. world-renowned rock star Marilyn Manson, known for his trademark makeup and controversial song lyrics, will turn Sin City’s hottest nightclub into an anti-house of love. Guests are encouraged to don their sexiest attire for a dark evening full of seductive attractions. DJ Crooked will keep the wild festivities going until the early morning hours as the Fountains of Bellagio dance in the background. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit hydebellagio.com .

 

To top off the weekend, guests won’t want to miss trying the aptly named Love Unit cocktail. This signature red hot libation is made with Absolut Vodka, freshly pressed lime, grapefruit and red bell pepper juice. Garnished with a naughty Thai basil leaf and served by one of Hyde’s sexy bartenders, this delicious and slightly spicy concoction is guaranteed to ignite not just a spark, but an all-night sizzle.

 

For more information or to reserve a table, visit www.hydebellagio.com or call 702-693-8700.

 

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ABOUT HYDE BELLAGIO®
Hyde Bellagio® as by renowned hospitality leader sbe®. Ranking in the Top 10 of Nightclub & Bar Magazine’s coveted Top 100 list, the venue boasts a seamless indoor/outdoor space, floor-to-ceiling windows and an expansive terrace showcasing Las Vegas’ most-celebrated landmark, the Fountains of Bellagio. Hyde Bellagio® introduces an exclusive early-evening experience beginning at 5 p.m., highlighted by an award-winning mixology program and a menu of gourmet small plates. Long after the sun sets, Hyde Bellagio® evolves into Vegas’ hottest nightlife destination with 40 VIP tables, a diverse rotation of DJs, live performances and the city’s most exclusive clientele. Hyde Bellagio’s® lounge is open nightly 5 p.m. to late evening, and the nightclub is open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:30 p.m. to late. Every Tuesday, Hyde® celebrates its ‘Lost Angels’ insider night, delivering the unfiltered sounds and style of LA. Every Thursday, Hyde® offers live music and the unbridled sounds of local acoustic artists from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. For a virtual tour of the venue, click here. To follow Hyde Bellagio®, visit Facebook and Twitter.

 

ABOUT SBE®

sbe® is a creative hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning hotels, restaurants and nightlife. Through exclusive partnerships with cultural visionaries, sbe® is dedicated to delivering the best in design, culinary and entertainment. Already a proven leader in the hospitality and real estate industries, sbe® has over 80 properties currently operating or in development, and has expanded several of its flagship brands including SLS Hotels®, Katsuya®, The Bazaar by José Andrés® and Hyde Lounge® nationally and internationally. Founded in 2002, sbe® is a privately held company.  More information about sbe® can be obtained at sbe.com, or by downloading the sbe App.

Bellagio Announces 2015 Lineup for An Executive Chef’s Culinary Classroom

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 BELLAGIO ANNOUNCES 2015 LINEUP FOR AN EXECUTIVE CHEF’S CULINARY CLASSROOM

Bellagio Executive Chef Edmund Wong Leads Guests Through Themed Interactive Cooking Classes


Bellagio Executive Chef Edmund Wong will welcome culinary novices and experts alike to slice, dice and season their way through 2015 at An Executive Chef’s Culinary Classroom, the resort’s popular series of cooking classes. During each interactive two-hour session, Wong and his culinary team will share ideas and techniques as they guide guests through the steps to creating an expertly prepared three-course meal. Tuscany Kitchen, the AAA Five Diamond resort’s state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen, provides the ideal location for guests as they prep and cook alongside some of the best chefs in the business.


The 2015 series begin Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. and will be held throughout the year. Tickets are priced at $135 per person all-inclusive and can be purchased by calling Bellagio Concierge at 866-406-7117. For more information on An Executive Chef’s Culinary Classroom, visit Bellagio’s Epicurean Epicenter webpage.


When guests step into Tuscany Kitchen, they will find their designated stations prepped with all the ingredients and tools necessary to create the evening’s dishes just like a master chef. The class will begin with Wong welcoming the group of culinary enthusiasts and beginning a detailed step-by-step description of the evening’s meal. Throughout the class, Bellagio chefs will circulate and provide specialized assistance and guidance for guests. Following the cooking session, guests will be seated and will have the opportunity to taste their creations. At the conclusion of the meal, a menu card will be provided to each guest so they can impress friends and family by recreating the memorable meal at home.
Each themed class will feature a carefully crafted menu designed to inspire home entertaining. The 2015 schedule is as follows:


Italian by the Lake: Thursday, February 12
From antipasti to pasta, guests will learn the secret to creating contemporary Italian cuisine. Inspired by Bellagio’s new Italian restaurant, Lago by Julian Serrano, scheduled to open in March, this course will have guests crafting masterpieces just like the property’s award-winning chefs. Mangia!

Dim Sum and Noodles: Thursday, March 19
The New Year brings the opportunity to unlock the mystery to creating signature Chinese plates. This course will teach guests the secret techniques to various noodle dishes and more.


Tequila and Tacos: Thursday, April 30
Nothing says fiesta like tequila and tacos.  The experts are ready to teach the party savvy how to make an array of festive margaritas and classic Mexican dishes just in time for Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

 

Healthy Gourmet: Tuesday, May 26
Healthy eating will be synonymous with delicious upon taking this course. Guests will be amazed with the amount of flavor they can cook into various healthy dishes while leaving guilt at the door.


Backyard Patio Grilling: Tuesday, June 30
In true Bellagio fashion, Executive Chef Edmund Wong will demonstrate how to take a backyard cookout to the next level by using the finest meats, produce and barbeque techniques to create unforgettable summer celebrations.

Learning to Roll… Sushi and Rolls: Thursday, July 23
Guests will be serving up sushi and sashimi in style after this fun course. During this session, chefs will teach the art of selecting, combining and rolling the freshest ingredients to prepare everyone’s favorite Japanese cuisine.


Back to School: Thursday, August 27
Parents will discover how to make quick meals kids love while keeping it healthy at the same time. These simple, yet delicious recipes will take the chaos out of mid-week meal planning.


Cupcakes & Cocktails: Tuesday, September 29
Bellagio’s team of award-winning pastry chefs invites guests to grab a friend for a fun night of fancy cocktails and delicious cupcakes. Here, students will learn how to create the perfect girl’s night in.

 

Octoberfest: Tuesday, October 13
German beer lovers will rejoice as they learn to prepare dishes that best complement their favorite refreshment. After this session, their friends and family will be saying das ist gut every time they cook up an October specialty.


Harvesting Thanksgiving 2.0: Tuesday, November 10
Bellagio’s culinary professionals will take the fear out of Thanksgiving dinner by demonstrating simple techniques for creating the perfect holiday feast in this holiday-themed class.

 

About Bellagio
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).

Bellagio Welcomes USDA-Certified Organic Cold-Pressed Juice Program

 

BELLAGIO WELCOMES USDA-CERTIFIED
ORGANIC COLD-PRESSED JUICE PROGRAM

 

Now Juicing at Jean Philippe Patisserie, Spa Bellagio, Palio, Palio Pronto,
Café Bellagio and Café Gelato

 

Bellagio Resort & Casino has added a delicious and healthy beverage selection to its award-winning food and beverage portfolio. Continuing to raise the bar on quality and freshness, the resort now serves USDA-Certified Organic, cold-pressed juices. Proudly displaying the USDA Organic seal on each label, the kale, beet and carrot juices are gluten-free and made from organic fruits and vegetables, allowing each juice to be power-packed with flavor and nutrients.

USDA Certified Organic is a global statement that elevates our commitment to organic agriculture,” said Bellagio Executive Chef Edmund Wong. “We are passionate about offering the best products and this showcases our ongoing dedication to delivering our guests the best experience possible.”

To create the juice, which is made and bottled in-house by Bellagio’s culinary team, a hydraulic press juicer slowly and carefully applies tremendous pressure to the fruits and vegetables, extracting nectar directly from the pulp. As a result of this process, a superior juice is produced without the oxidation and degradation that can be caused by blending or grinding various ingredients together. Nutrients and enzymes remain intact, high-quality plant nutrition is at its max and the taste is straight-from-the-farm fresh.

The juices, priced at $12 each, are available for purchase at Jean Philippe Patisserie, Spa Bellagio, Palio, Palio Pronto, Café Bellagio and Café Gelato. The three delicious flavor combinations include:

  • Balance: a mix of kale, cucumber, green apple, celery, lemon and ginger root
  • Energy: a blend of beet, orange, kale and cucumber
  • Metabolize: a combination of carrot, orange and ginger root

ABOUT BELLAGIO
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).