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Bellagio Executive Chef Edmund Wong to Share Barbeque & Beer Secrets at Epicurean Epicenter Luncheon

Master Sommelier and Bellagio Director of Wine Jason Smith to Host Event Saturday, July 5 at Noon in Tuscany Kitchen

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LAS VEGAS (May 30, 2014) – The next culinary adventure in Bellagio’s Epicurean Epicenter series will share the tastiest secrets of pairing beer and barbeque Saturday, July 5 at noon inside Tuscany Kitchen. Bellagio Executive Chef Edmund Wong will share grilling secrets and demonstrate the art of creating a fun and festive three-course barbeque menu, paired with exceptional artisanal craft beer selections by Bellagio Assistant Director of Beverage and Master Mixologist Ricardo Murcia. As host for this interactive luncheon, Bellagio Director of Wine and Master Sommelier Jason Smith will guide diners through each carefully selected pairing.
Tickets priced at $95 per person, all-inclusive, are available for purchase online at Bellagio’s Epicurean Epicenter webpage or by calling Bellagio Concierge at 866-906-7171.
The afternoon will begin with an array of appetizing hors d’oeuvres such as gazpacho soup, deviled eggs, smoked almonds and popcorn, all designed to awaken the senses. The first course will feature Smoked Salmon with Lemon Ricotta blini, Salmon Caviar, Icicle radish, Fava beans and Honey Dill Mustard.
The main course will dazzle taste buds with a BBQ trio including Pork and Beans, Peppered Beef, served with broccolini and Shrimp and Chorizo, complemented with sugar cane and jingle bell peppers. Delicious side dishes to supplement the main course will include fried cauliflower with lemon and fenugreek; Rose’s rolls with honey butter, Roasted street Corn served with jalapeños, German-style potato salad, picnic coleslaw and grilled heirloom carrots.
The dessert course will round out the experience with sweet temptations such as Blueberry Pie, Beer Beignets with homemade raspberry jam and Beer Floats with orange-infused beer sorbet.
The 1,170-square-foot Tuscany Kitchen serves as the set for most Epicurean Epicenter events. This state-of-the-art demo kitchen is outfitted with top-of-the-line Viking equipment and the latest technology.  Three cameras, positioned above the prep stations and stove tops, capture shots of the chefs at work and broadcast them over 60-inch plasma screens mounted above the cooking area for easy viewing.  This, paired with the opportunity to interact with Bellagio’s unparalleled culinary talent, creates an environment unlike any other for total immersion in the fine dining experience.   

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 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, call toll free at (888) 987-6667or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Brandee Taeubel
MGM Resorts International
(702) 692-6741 

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