MGM Resorts Food & Beverage News – May 2018

 
HOLIDAYS

Cinco de Mayo
Guests are invited to join the fiesta with various Cinco de Mayo-inspired specials and events at select MGM Resorts International outlets.
 

Tequila Mania at The Park
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip with festive activities, food and drink specials, and more happening at the two-day outdoor fiesta.

  • Place: The Park
  • Dates: May 4-5
  • Time: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. daily
  • To learn more, visit TheParkVegas.com.
Cinco de Social at Libertine Social
Eat, drink and liberate at Libertine Social this Cinco de Mayo. The restaurant’s patio will be transformed into a Mexican fiesta featuring a taco stand, tequila and beer specials, a mariachi band and festive giveaways. 
  • Place: Libertine Social
  • Dates: May 5
  • Time: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Mother’s Day
Treat Mom to a day of delicious food and great company with various specials, menus and events at select MGM Resorts restaurants.

Guest Chef Spotlight Series at BARDOT Brasserie
This Mother’s Day, Chef Michael Mina’s BARDOT Brasserie welcomes acclaimed restaurateur and chef Jamie Malone of Minneapolis' Grand Cafe as she prepares a selection of exclusive offerings available for brunch and dinner on May 13. Menu highlights include Black Truffle Omelette with Beurre de Baratte and Chives, Chicken Liver Paris-Brest with Black Honey Glaze, Tobacco Semifreddo with Cherries and a tableside Sherry wine pairing.
  • Place: BARDOT Brasserie at ARIA
  • Dates: Sunday, May 13
  • Times:
    • Brunch: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    • Dinner: 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Social Media Info: @BardotJosh @JamieAnnMalone @bardot_lv @arialv #MinaMoments
 Farmhouse Brunch at Della’s Kitchen
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a special three-course farm to table brunch by Executive Chef Jay Calimlim. Moms can indulge in dishes such as Warm Spring Asparagus, Crab Carbonara, Quiche and an assortment of decadent desserts by Executive Pastry Chef Christophe Feyt. Throughout the day, diners may stop by Franklin Lounge to enjoy delicious treats available at dedicated stations throughout the space.
  • Place: Della’s Kitchen and Franklin Lounge
  • Date: Sunday, May 13
  • Price: $55 per person, plus tax and gratuity
  • Tickets are available via the Night Out website
  • Social media info: @DelanoVegas
Mother’s Day Brunch at Osteria Costa
Transport Mom to the seaside villages of Southern Italy with a special Italian brunch at Osteria Costa featuring bottomless bellinis.
  • Place: Osteria Costa at The Mirage
  • Dates: Sunday, May 13
  • Times: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.  
  • For reservations, call the restaurant at 866-339-4566
  • Social Media Info: @TheMirage

Click here to access the complete menus.
 

OPENINGS AND CLOSURES
 
BELLAGIO
Sadelle’s
Sadelle’s, the popular vintage-style restaurant and bakery that quickly became one of the most desired reservations in New York City, will open at Bellagio Resort & Casino this December. Created by Major Food Group, the masterminds behind legendary Italian restaurant Carbone, Sadelle’s will offer all the beloved menu favorites from its original location, in addition to exclusive Las Vegas selections at the Bellagio destination. The all-day dining concept will transform- from a breakfast-centric haven to a power lunch hotspot to a relaxing dinner locale - all while delivering distinct culinary experiences with each transition. The new restaurant will take the space of Café Bellagio, which will close in August.
 
MICHAEL MINA Bellagio
MICHAEL MINA Bellagio has reopened with a reimagined concept focusing on fresh, global seafood featuring a new “Market List” menu, honoring the refined seaside fare of Japan, the Mediterranean, France and beyond. The renovated space features a new raw bar, lounge area and a private dining room with views of Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Highlights of the new menu include the Spice Crusted and Whole Fried Fish, Hot Charcoal Grilled Shellfish and Market Catch Fish Steaks.

Hours of operation:
  • Monday – Saturday: 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Juice Press
Juice Press, the leading organic food and beverage retailer, is now open at Bellagio. The venue offers Las Vegas travelers and guests organic cold-pressed juices, smoothies, snacks and kombucha on tap.

Hours of operation:
  • Daily: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.
PARK MGM
Juniper Cocktail Lounge

Park MGM welcomes Juniper Cocktail Lounge to its evolving food and beverage portfolio. The stylish lounge offers a whimsical cocktail menu crafted by MGM Resorts Corporate Mixologist Craig Schoettler featuring house-made juices and syrups, a premium selection of spirits and an intense dedication to the craft. Cocktail highlights include:
  • GnT – Choose Your Own Adventure – Juniper Cocktail Lounge’s Gin & Tonic adds a playful interaction through the childhood-inspired “Fortune Teller” paper game that allows guests to choose the gin and flavor profile to discover the specific Gin & Tonic that’s destined for their palate. 
  • A Little Birdie – Bluecoat Gin | Strawberry | Dolin Dry Vermouth | Fresh Lemon – If martinis could fly, the result would be The BIRD served in rare glassware to add a dash of whimsy to the classic libation. The mint leaves serve as the beverage’s tail feathers, delivering a fresh punctuation on the beautiful drink.  
  • No Judging Green Chartreuse | Fresh Pineapple | Fresh Lime | Flaming Mint – Juniper Cocktail Lounge’s blazing take on a Chartreuse Swizzle is served in a dazzling pipe-like glass. The bartender ignites the mint garnish before guests’ eyes to release the aromatics that swirl and intertwine with the acidic flavor combination.
  • Maple Old Fashioned Whistle Pig 10-year Rye Whiskey | Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup | Angostura Bitters – Arguably the fastest growing cocktail in America finds its next iteration at Juniper Cocktail Lounge, with barrel-aged maple syrup exploring new and complementary flavors for the whiskey stronghold.
Hours of operation:
  • Daily: 5 p.m. – late night

Click here to access the complete menus.

UPDATES 

#KNIGHTUP
To celebrate the Vegas Golden Knights first-ever playoff appearance, MGM Resorts is offering hockey fans a variety of Golden Knights-themed activations at select properties along The Strip. Fans will have the opportunity to visit the following resorts:
 
Bellagio Resort & Casino

  • Bellagio Patisserie presents a five-foot-tall Marc-Andre Fleury chocolate sculpture. Guests can purchase Chocolate Fleury for $40 at Bellagio Patisserie.
    • Fun Facts:
      • The sculpture took approx. five weeks to complete (started February 10, 2018).
      • Three types of chocolate used: milk, dark and white.
      • The sculpture’s inner-structure is made of Styrofoam.
      • The Styrofoam is covered in 20 lbs of Rice Krispy.
      • 90 lbs of chocolate was used along with 10 lbs of fondant and a few pounds of sugar paper for the letters.
ARIA Resort & Casino
  • ARIA Front Desk and Tower Suites representatives will show their team spirit by wearing Golden Knights gear during every home playoff game.
  • The living wall at the ARIA Sky Suites porte-cochere has been updated with a Vegas Golden Knights theme.
  • Five50 Pizza Bar will offer a new pizza, “The Post Seasonal,” which includes grilled golden pineapple and roasted red knight peppers, topped with pickled jalapeños and smoked bacon for $5.50 (slice) / $25.50 (whole pizza). Golden Road Blonde Ale will be available for $5.50 (glass) and $18 (pitchers that serve four glasses).
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
  • TAP Sports Bar will feature a step-and-repeat outside of the restaurant for photo opportunities.
  • Vegas Golden Knights-branded table felts have been installed throughout the MGM Grand Casino Floor.
Mandalay Bay
Let’s get ready to rumble! Round Two of the Western Conference playoffs is here as the Vegas Golden Knights take on the team from San Jose in what is sure to be an intense competition until the final horn (P.S. T-Mobile Arena has the loudest horn in all of professional hockey). To kick-off this exciting series, Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay will offer any fan wearing Vegas Golden Knights gear complimentary entry into the attraction. Las Vegas would never want our frenemies to feel left out so any fan wearing Shark gear will receive $5 off admission. Offers for both team fans are valid after 3 p.m. on game days only

Round 2 Gameday Schedule:
  • Thursday, April 26
  • Saturday, April 28
  • Monday, April 30
  • Wednesday, May 2
  • Friday, May 4
  • Sunday, May 6
  • Tuesday, May 8
 
  • The Fleur-y Burger at Fleur by Hubert Keller is now available! Guests who wear a Marc-Andre Fleury jersey and purchase the Fleur-y Burger will receive a complimentary beer.
Monte Carlo Resort and Casino
  • Juniper Cocktail Lounge will offer a special cocktail called the Power Play ($16) with Atlántico Private Cask Rum, Espresso, Coffee Liqueur, Cream, Edible gold and coco powder. 
  • Moneyline will offer playoff specials that include Golden Knights Beer on draft and a Playoff burger-and-beer combo.
New York-New York Hotel & Casino
  • Lady Liberty at New York-New York will show her support by sporting a Vegas Golden Knights jersey.
    • Fun Facts:
      • The size of the jersey is 977.5 inches by 744.4 inches. 
      • It took approximately 400 man hours to create.
      • It weighs approximately 600 pounds.
      • 6,000 square feet of material was used to create the jersey.
  • New York-New York’s “Bad Check” cab has been given a Vegas Golden Knights makeover. Stop by the main entrance for the perfect fan photo opportunity. 
  • Guests can catch the game at the Brooklyn Bridge and Nine Fine Irishmen.
  • Enjoy live music before or after the game at the Brooklyn Bridge and the Bar at Times Square. DJs will be spinning at Tom’s Urban, Center Bar and Gonzalez y Gonzalez.
  • The following food and beverage outlets will have special Vegas Golden Knight offerings:
    • America will offer a delicious Black & Gold donut.
    • Gonzalez y Gonzalez will feature a Black & Gold Margarita ($9.95) and offer a Modelo Negra Beer Bucket special for $25.
    • Broadway Burger Bar & Grill now offers a Go Knights Go! Burger ($15.95) featuring a black bun and gold sauce. Guests can add a Golden Knight IPA for $5.
    • Catch the Hershey’s characters wearing their Golden Knights swag during Saturday’s parade.
Luxor Hotel and Casino
  • Public House will be offering special pricing on food and drinks during the game, including $10 cocktails.
The Park
  • Viewing parties will be taking place at Beerhaus, Sake Rok and California Pizza Kitchen.
  • Enjoy live music before and after the game throughout The Park.
  • The Park will be filled with Vegas Golden Knights-themed photo opportunities and various games including air hockey, a slap shot goalie and bubble hockey.
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VEGAS UNCORK’D BY BON APPÉTIT
An Afternoon Social with Michael Mina
Join award-winning Chef Michael Mina at his Bellagio namesake for an afternoon of expertly crafted cocktails. Guests will snack on delicious passed hors d'oeuvres and enjoy a specially curated cocktail menu from MGM Resorts Corporate Mixologist Craig Schoettler while chatting with Chef Mina followed by a four-course cocktail tasting, each paired with mouthwatering bites.
  • Place: MICHAEL MINA Bellagio
  • Date: Friday, May 11
  • Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Price: $150 including taxes and fees
  • Tickets are available online via the Vegas Uncork’d website.
  • Social media info: @Bellagio @ChefMichaelMina @michaelminalv #MinaMoments @bonappetitmag #VegasUncorkd
Picnic at The Park
Enjoy the second annual Picnic at The Park! Featuring live music and some of MGM Resorts’ most notable chefs including Masaharu Morimoto, Michael and Bryan Voltaggio, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Michael Mina, Julian Serrano, Shawn McClain, Graham Elliot and Roy Ellamar. Picnic at The Park will offer creative twists on classic al fresco dining perfectly paired with wine curated by Master Sommelier Jason Smith and cocktails and beer by MGM Resorts Executive Director of Beverage and Corporate Mixologist Craig Schoettler. Located on the Las Vegas Strip, this outdoor dining and entertainment district provides an ideal backdrop for guests to enjoy a fun, interactive afternoon picnicking with celebrated chefs.
  • Place: The Park
  • Date: Saturday, May 12
  • Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Price: $199 including taxes and fees
  • Tickets are available online via the Vegas Uncork’d website.
  • Social media info: @ThePark #PicnicatThePark @bonappetitmag #VegasUncorkd
 
Vodka & Caviar Happy Hour with Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim
Join Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim and indulge in one of the world's most revered food and drink pairings, vodka and caviar. Learn all about this decadent luxury and discover why vodka is caviar’s ideal companion. Guests will discover the different types of caviar available today through a selection of sustainable, farm-raised sturgeon and will taste why different styles of vodka produce different pairings.
  • Place: Libertine Social at Mandalay Bay
  • Date: Saturday, May 12
  • Time: 9 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Price: $115 including taxes and fees
  • Tickets are available online via the Vegas Uncork’d website.
  • Social media info: @modernmixologist #LibertineSocial @bonappetitmag #VegasUncorkd
     
BELLAGIO
Snack Wagon Pop-Up Series at Harvest by Roy Ellamar
Each month during this exciting pop-up culinary series, a guest chef takes over one of Harvest by Roy Ellamar’s signature snack wagons, offering their own specialty small bites as they travel table-to-table to chat with diners. The interactive series gives culinary aficionados the opportunity to taste a variety of dishes and mingle with their favorite chefs.
  • Place: Harvest by Roy Ellamar
  • Upcoming dates:
    • Friday, May 4: Executive Chef Mark Andelbradt of Spago at Bellagio
      • This series will feature three “Spago Preview Wagons” showcasing select dishes, desserts and cocktails soon-to-be available at the highly anticipated restaurant as well as a snack wagon featuring farm-to-table bites by Harvest Executive Chef Roy Ellamar.
    • Thursday, May 10: Acclaimed Chefs Bryan and Michael Voltaggio of Voltaggio Brothers Steak House at MGM National Harbor
    • Friday, July 27: Bravo’s “Top Chef” Judge, Restaurateur and Chef Graham Elliot of MGM Cotai’s Coast
    • Friday, September 21: Executive Chef Michael LaPlaca of Osteria Costa at The Mirage
  • Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. in the restaurant’s lounge
  • Social media info: @Bellagio @RoyEllamar
 
MGM GRAND
Elite Traveler’s 2018 Top 100 Restaurants in the World

Joël Robuchon Restaurant at MGM Grand was listed on Elite Traveler’s 2018 Top 100 Restaurants in the World. The highly acclaimed venue led by 29-year-old Executive Chef Christophe De Lellis is the only Las Vegas restaurant to be recognized and proudly accepts the honor for the second year in a row. 


EVENTS
 

Guests can enjoy happy hour specials, live entertainment and seasonal offerings at various MGM Resorts restaurants and lounges.

 

MGM GRAND

  • TAP Sports Bar - Late Night Happy Hour
    TAP offers happy hour specials on domestic draft beer, draft wine, draft cocktails and well drinks.
    • When: Daily
    • Time: 10 p.m. – close
  • Centrifuge - Latin Nights
    Dance the night away as the DJ spins today’s top hits and Latin music while enjoying cocktail specials at Centrifuge.
    • When: Sundays
    • Time: 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Whiskey Down
    • Whiskey Hour
      Specials on select whiskey, bourbon and scotch.
      • When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
      • Time: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Whiskey and DJs
      Dance to today's top hits spun by local DJs while enjoying an impressive selection of more than 100 rare and fine whiskies.
      • When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
      • Time: 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Lobby Bar - Lobby Bar will feature a DJ in the evenings.
    • When: Thursday – Saturday
    • Time: 10 p.m. - 3 a.m.
MANDALAY BAY
Dinner Bell at Libertine Social
Now available, Libertine Social offers a nightly roast special cooked over the restaurant’s open-fire grill by Executive Chef Jamaal Taherzadeh. Listen for the dinner bell to ring, then come and get it! First come, first served.

DELANO LAS VEGAS
Skyfall Lounge
  • Rosé Fridays
    Every Friday at Skyfall Lounge, guests can unwind with rosé and cocktail specials at Delano Las Vegas.
    • When: Fridays
    • Time: Rosé cocktail specials, 8 p.m. – close; Small bites available until 10:30 p.m.; live entertainment begins at 9 p.m.
  • Sunset Hour
    Guests can enjoy specials on cocktails, beer, wine and bar bites nightly at Skyfall Lounge
    • When: Daily
    • Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Champagne Toast
    Every evening, hotel guests are treated to a special champagne toast at Skyfall Lounge. A Delano Las Vegas room key must be presented to receive the complimentary amenity.
    • When: Daily
    • Time: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • VIP Bottle Service
    Guests looking for champagne, artful libations and light fare are invited to reserve a private VIP table inside Skyfall Lounge or on the outdoor patio. To reserve a table, call Skyfall Lounge at 877-632-5400.
    • When: Thursday – Saturday
    • Times: Early seating, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Late seating, 9 p.m. – close.
Franklin Lounge
  • Chords & Cocktails
    Guests and locals are invited to experience live music by local bands and artfully curated cocktails at Franklin Lounge. No cover charge.
    • When: Fridays and Saturdays
    • Time: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

THE MIRAGE
Sunday Roast Dinner at Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak
Every Sunday, guests can enjoy an exclusive, three-course menu created monthly by Executive Chef Matthew Chacho served family-style. May’s menu features Baby Spinach & Pea Shoot Salad, Roast Lamb Rack and a Heritage Cinnamon Roll. An optional wine pairing is available to complement the homestyle fare.
  • When: Sundays
  • Price: $85 per person; $35 Optional Wine Pairing
THE PARK
Beerhaus
  • Geeks Who Drink
    Guests with a competitive spirit and a wealth of useless knowledge get the chance to show their stuff during Wednesday trivia nights. The lively weekly competition is the ideal place to challenge friends or team up against others for a good time.
    • When: Wednesdays
    • Time: 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.  
  • Happy Hour
    Beerhaus' take on happy hour offers $4 select draft beers and hot dogs. For guests with a late-night craving, Beerhaus also offers reverse happy hour from 10 p.m. - close featuring $4 hot dogs.
    • When: Daily
    • Time:  Happy Hour: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Reverse Happy Hour: 10 p.m. to close  
  • Live Music
    Beerhaus’ concerts by the bar provide guests with live entertainment Thursday – Saturday. Hours are as follows:
    • Thursdays:
      •  8 p.m. – midnight
    • Fridays and Saturdays:
      •  9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
    • Sundays:
      •  6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Party at The Park
Guests are invited to get the party started with $5 beer, wine and shot selections at participating restaurants at The Park. Guest also can enjoy live entertainment and fun games such as ping pong and cornhole. The Moonshiners will play on Tuesdays while the A-List will play on Wednesdays.
  • Participating restaurants: Beerhaus, CPK and Sake Rok at The Park
  • When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

 
To view this month’s specials, click here to access the complete menus
 
 

 

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