23 April 2019

MGM Resorts International
Food & Beverage News – May 2019



Snack Wagon Pop-Up Series at Harvest by Roy Ellamar

Each month during this fun 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.

  • When:
    • Friday, May 3 featuring Chef Mike Minor of Border Grill
  • Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. in the restaurant’s lounge
  • To make reservations, call 702-693-8865 
  • Social media information: @Bellagio @RoyEllamar #HarvestPopUp


Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Celebration at Lobby Bar

Lobby Bar at ARIA will offer a special Mother’s Day edition of Afternoon Tea from May 10 – 12. Upon arrival, guests will receive a glass of sparkling wine to kick off the experience. On Sunday, along with with their choice of tea service, there will be takeaway gifts, music, photo opportunities and even a display of Fascinator hats, in partnership with one-of-a-kind hat couture creator Louisa Voisine Millinery, for guests to purchase.

  • When: May 10 – May 12
  • Time: Noon – 4 p.m.
  • Reservations are highly recommended and can be secured by calling 702-590-8638

WAGYUMAFIA Two-Night Special Engagement at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Global sensation WAGYUMAFIA will bring an exclusive, all-Wagyu Omakase-style pop-up dining experience featuring Japan’s finest Ozaki Beef to MGM Grand May 10 – 11. Esteemed WAGYUMAFIA Chef and Co-Founder Hisato Hamada will host an exclusive event at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon sure to entertain guests, turning the French fine-dining destination into the world’s most elite butcher counter for an epicurean adventure.

  • When: May 10 – May 11
  • Time: Seatings will be at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on both nights
  • Price: $450 per person, all-inclusive
  • To make reservations, please visit MGM Grand’s event page or call the restaurant at 702-891-7351
  • Social media information: @MGMGrand @WAGYUMAFIA


All That & Dim Sum Thursdays at Hakkasan Las Vegas
All That and Dim Sum Thursdays allows guests to enjoy a prix fixe menu of small bites along with reimagined versions of signature Hakkasan dishes. The options are perfect for sharing, served in a fun, lively ambiance. Guests who partake in the event will have free entry to the nightclub that evening.

  • When: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Time: 10 p.m. – midnight
  • Price: $70 per person, plus tax and gratuity, for a minimum of two guests
  • Social media information: @MGMGrand @Hakkasanlv


Paul Hobbs Wine Dinner at Fleur

Winemaker Paul Hobbs and Celebrity Chef Hubert Keller will host a special wine dinner on Monday, May 6 at Fleur by Hubert Keller. Guests will experience a five-course tasting menu featuring the restaurant’s newest dishes, each paired with a glass of Paul Hobbs wine from Napa Valley and Sonoma.

  • When: Monday, May 6
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Price: $150 per person all-inclusive
  • For more information and to purchase tickets, call 702-632-9400
  • Social media information: @MandalayBay

Mama Rabbit Bar to Open at Park MGM this Summer

James Beard Award-winner Bricia Lopez has joined forces with Park MGM to celebrate the culture and spirit of Oaxaca – the birthplace of mezcal – with the debut of Mama Rabbit Bar in late July. Fusing the dynamic atmosphere of a Mexican tavern with the intimate and sexy allure of a speakeasy, Mama Rabbit will become Las Vegas’ definitive mezcal-and-tequila destination. Mama Rabbit will feature Las Vegas’ largest collection of tequila and mezcal, highlighting a wide range of Mexican flavors.

Details about Mama Rabbit’s design, beverage and culinary programs will be shared in the coming months, leading up to the venue’s opening this summer.

Juniper Cocktail Lounge Introduces New Cocktail Class
Juniper Cocktail Lounge at Park MGM is giving cocktail connoisseurs and novices alike the chance to get behind the bar and become a mixology maven during the lounge’s new Juniper Cocktail Lab series. This interactive monthly mixology course is led by a member of MGM Resorts’ talented Food & Beverage team. In addition to the course and three cocktails, each participant will receive a souvenir booklet of the curriculum along with a mixology kit, complete with a shaker, strainer, jigger, tweezers, a citrus peeler and bar spoon.

  • When: May 18 and June 15
  • Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Price: $150 per person, plus tax and gratuity
  • Reservations are required and can be made through Park MGM Concierge at 702-730-7010 or concierge@parkmgm.com

Pasta e Pizza Weeks at Eataly Las Vegas
Celebrate authentic Italian staples during Pasta e Pizza Weeks at Eataly Las Vegas. Shop the marketplace for fresh and dried pasta, enjoy special dishes throughout the restaurants and don’t miss a Pizza e Pasta Pop-Up at Eataly’s Chef’s Table on May 18 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. featuring Cacio e Pepe in a cone, Trofie al Pesto and Pizzette Fritte.

  • When:
    • Specials available May 13 – May 24
    • Chef’s Table Pop-Up: Saturday, May 18 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
      • The Pop-Up is open to the public with specials available for purchase
  • Social media information: @EatalyLasVegas @ParkMGM
  • Visit Eataly’s website for more information

Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Weeks at Eataly Las Vegas
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Weeks at Eataly Las Vegas have officially begun. Guests are invited to discover all the ways to enjoy Extra Virgin Olive Oil – from authentic Italian dishes to Eataly’s sweets and pastries – with demos, tastings, specials and more.

  • When: April 29 – May 12
  • Social media information: @EatalyLasVegas @ParkMGM
  • Visit Eataly’s website for more information

Death & Co Cocktail Book Signing at Juniper Cocktail Lounge
Death & Co, the notable New York-based cocktail institution, will host a special pop-up book signing event at Juniper Cocktail Lounge. Guests can purchase Death & Co’s signature libations as well as partake in an exclusive book signing with the lounge’s co-owners and authors of Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails, David Kaplan and Alex Day. The book is a definitive guide to the contemporary craft cocktail movement, with recipes of Death & Co’s most iconic beverages.

  • When: Friday, May 10
  • Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Price: Each book is available for $35 and includes one complimentary Death & Co signature cocktail
  • Social media information: @JuniperCocktail @ParkMGM

Pop-Up Beverage Experiences at On The Record
On The Record, Houston Hospitality’s speakeasy and club at Park MGM, has assembled a fun line-up of the country’s top beverage experts to host pop-up experiences in the venue’s intimate cocktail and music-driven Vinyl Parlor. This month, guests can taste signature cocktails from Mama Rabbit’s cultural consultant Bricia Lopez and Death & Co. bartenders David Kaplan and Alex Day. Details below:

  • Mama Rabbit: May 1
  • Death & Co.: May 10 and May 11 
  • Time: 10:30 p.m. to late
  • Location: Vinyl Parlor at On The Record
  • Social media information: @OnTheRecordLV, @drinkmamarabbit, @ParkMGM

Reggae Sundays at the Park MGM Pool
Reggae Sundays offer poolside reggae music, dancing and specialty food and beverage offerings every Sunday at Park MGM. Hotel guests can sip on craft cocktails like the Jamaican Ten Speed with Skyy vodka, Malibu coconut rum, melon and banana liqueurs and orange and cranberry juice ($16) or the Dark n Stormy made with Gosling’s Black Seal rum, Gosling’s ginger beer and lime juice. Savory bites including Grilled Jerk Chicken Skewers with sweet and tangy fruit relish ($16), Jamaican Beef Patties with mango chutney ($16) and Fried Plantain Chips with salsa and guacamole ($14) also will be available.

  • When: May 5, 12, 19 and 26
  • Time: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Social media info: @ParkMGM

Project Dinner Table

Project Dinner Table will host this month’s feast at The Park. The evening will begin with a social hour across the street at The NoMad Pool at NoMad Las Vegas followed by a multi-course dinner under the stars near Bliss Dance at The Park. A percentage of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish ® Southern Nevada.

  • Date: Saturday, June 1
  • Time:
    • Social Hour at The NoMad Pool: 6:30 p.m.
    • Dinner at The Park: 7:30 p.m.
  • Price: $198 per person, all-inclusive  
  • Social: @ProjectDinnerTable @TheParkVegas
  • For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Project Dinner Table website.

Back of the House Brawl
Back of the House Brawl, the popular local food truck cooking competition, makes its Las Vegas Strip debut at The Park. The fun, late-night culinary series features some of the city’s most talented chefs as each team battles to create two unique dishes in 30 minutes using secret ingredients.

The series continues Thursday, May 18 at 9 p.m., with drinks and bites available for purchase from popular food truck vendors, followed by a midnight mixology battle and the cooking competition at 1 a.m.

  • When: Thursday, May 18
  • Competitors:
    • Joseph Cadina (MICHAEL MINA Bellagio) and Joseph Mosconi (DW Bistro)
      Scott Green (Formerly of Golden Entertainment) and partner chef, to be determined.
  • Time: 9 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
  • Social media info: #BOHBrawl @TheParkVegas


Sip & Savor: An Evening with CATCH and GQ

Join GQ at The Strip’s latest hot spot, CATCH. Guests will enjoy an exclusive selection of cocktails, paired with a curated menu of Asian-influenced sushi, seafood and steak while beats from DJ Mick fill the room. And don’t forget to come camera ready: The restaurant’s signature flower wall is the perfect place to strike a pose.

  • Location: CATCH at ARIA 
  • When: Thursday, May 9
  • Time: 10 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.
  • For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Vegas Uncork’d website

Picnic at The Park
As part of Vegas Uncork’d, soak up the sunshine and celebrity at the third annual Picnic at The Park, featuring an all-star roster of MGM Resorts’ most notable chefs, including Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Michael and Diane Mina, Masaharu Morimoto, Roy Choi, Bryan and Michael Voltaggio, Susan Feniger, Julian Serrano, Shawn McClain, Florent Cheveau and Philippe Angibeau.

Picnic at The Park will offer creative twists on classic, al fresco dining perfectly paired with beer, wine curated by Master Sommelier Jason Smith and cocktails selected by Corporate Mixologist Craig Schoettler. Located on the Las Vegas Strip, this outdoor experience lets you enjoy a fun, interactive afternoon of picnicking with celebrated chefs.

  • Location: The Park
  • When: Saturday, May 11
  • Time: Early access begins at 11 a.m., general admission begins at noon
  • For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Vegas Uncork’d website

Dinner Under the Stars with Vanity Fair, Will Guidara and Leo Robitschek at The NoMad Pool
Enjoy an evening with Vanity Fair and restaurateur Will Guidara on the NoMad roof top deck for a poolside dinner under the stars at NoMad Las Vegas. Sip on expertly crafted cocktails created by award-winning Bar Director Leo Robitschek, while listening to the beats of DJ Skribble, courtesy of On The Record, the new speakeasy and club at Park MGM. Dine in unexpected fashion as the night transitions from one culinary experience to the next. Discover NoMad Las Vegas, an intimate resort experience and The Strip’s newest destination.

  • Location: NoMad Pool at NoMad Las Vegas
  • When: Saturday, May 11
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
  • For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Vegas Uncork’d website

A Smokin’ Good Time with Susan Feniger
Chef Susan Feniger and Executive Chef Mike Minor are bringing the heat at an epic BBQ party with a Mexican twist. Join the Border Grill chefs, Andy Baraghani of Bon Appétit, and host Whembley Sewell, for a smokin’ good time on the outdoor patio at Border Grill at Mandalay Bay as a variety of meats, plant-based proteins, and veggies get smoked, grilled, and slow cooked to perfection at interactive stations.

  • Location: Border Grill at Mandalay Bay
  • When: Saturday, May 11
  • Time: 6 p.m. – 8: 30 p.m.
  • For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Vegas Uncork’d website


Hyde Closure

Bellagio will welcome a new venue to the resort’s award-winning portfolio this winter. The concept will open in the Hyde Bellagio space, which will close after service on Saturday, July 6. Details on the new resort offering will be shared in the coming months. 

FIX Restaurant and Bar Closed on Mondays
Effective immediately, FIX Restaurant and Bar will be closed on Mondays. For other dining options, guests and visitors are encouraged to visit the resort’s other venues including Sadelle’s, MICHAEL MINA Bellagio, Spago, Le Cirque, Harvest by Roy Ellamar, Picasso, Lago by Julian Serrano, Jasmine, Noodles or Snacks.  


MGM Grand to Welcome New Italian Restaurant

MGM Grand will welcome a new Italian restaurant concept to the resort’s culinary portfolio this summer. The venue will replace FiAMMA Italian Kitchen, which is now closed. Details on the new concept will be shared in the coming months.

China Tang’s New Hours of Operation
Effective immediately, China Tang’s new hours of operation are as follows:

  • Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.




To view a complete list of Mother’s Day activations or to download menus, click here.

Those looking to celebrate Mother’s Day can indulge in holiday menus and specials at the following MGM Resorts restaurants: Spago, The Buffet at Bellagio, Lobby Bar at ARIA, Cravings, Diablo’s Cantina, TENDER Steakhouse, Public House, The Buffet at Luxor, Rice & Company and California Pizza Kitchen.




Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Diablo’s Cantina

Diablo’s Cantina is the best place to fiesta this Cinco de Mayo. Throughout the holiday weekend, guests can enjoy live entertainment, food and drink specials, raffles and more. Diablo’s Cantina also will host a special Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with classic dishes like Chilaquiles, Huevos Rancheros, Chorizo and Egg Tacos and Steak and Eggs.

  • When: May 3 – May 5
  • Time: open daily from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Social media info: @LuxorLV

Cinco de Mayo Offerings at The Buffet at Luxor
For the Cinco de Mayo holiday, guests can indulge in signature Mexican offerings at The Buffet at Luxor. Selections include Chili Lime & Lemon Shrimp on Ice, Whole Roasted Chicken Tinga and Pork Carnitas.

  • When: Sunday, May 5
  • Time: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Price: $24.99/per person for brunch; $29.00 per person for dinner
  • Social media info: @LuxorLV

Paradise Café Cinco de Mayo Specials

For the month of May, Paradise Café will offer festive dishes in honor of the Cinco de Mayo holiday. Specials include Huevos Rancheros with a tortilla, refried beans, Cotija cheese and sunny side eggs ($13.50) and Baja Grilled Shrimp Tacos with avocado, slaw, mango salsa verde and cilantro ($15.75).

  • When: Sunday, May 5
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Social media info: @TheMirageLV 

Tequila Mania

Experience South of the Border fun at Tequila Mania at The Park. There will be live mariachi music; authentic street tacos; and elotes all served up with your choice of tequila. In addition to the Cinco de Mayo festivities, a Street Taco Battle between the chefs from New York-New York and The Park’s restaurants will take place. Guests can vote for their favorites on social media to crown the winner. Additional activities are to include a photobooth, a DJ, a tequila spice bar with fruit cart, a margarita making contest, mixologist showcases, food stations and more.

  • When: May 4 – May 5 
  • Time: noon – 6 p.m.
  • Price: Admission is complimentary to the public and open to all ages; drink tickets may be purchased at designated bars. *Must be 21+ to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages.
  • Social Media: @NYNYVegas




To view a complete list of VGK-inspired activations, click here.


Win or lose, Las Vegas celebrates! In honor of the 2018-19 Vegas Golden Knights season, delicious specials and fun activations are available at the following MGM Resorts venues: Snacks, Spago, Lago by Julian Serrano, Harvest by Roy Ellamar, Petrossian Bar & Lounge, Lily Bar & Lounge, FIVE50 Pizza Bar, ALIBI Ultra Lounge, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, Hecho en Vegas, Lobby Bar at MGM Grand, Whiskey Down, TAP Sports Bar, Mandalay Bay Race & Sports Book, Libertine Social, Juniper Cocktail Lounge, Primrose, Moneyline Sports Bar & Book, NoMad Bar, OTORO Robata Grill & Sushi and Beerhaus.




The following events will take place at Park MGM food and beverage venues to celebrate the horse race taking place in May:

Fabulous Fillies Viewing Party at NoMad Bar
Guests can watch the fillies fly at NoMad Bar for this exclusive pre-race experience. This event will offer live music and signature cocktails, canapés and pastries.

  • When: Friday, May 3
  • Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • To RSVP, please call concierge at 702-730-7010 or email concierge@parkmgm.com

Juleps & Jazz, The Big Race Viewing Party at Primrose
Attendees can wear their race-day best and join Primrose for an afternoon of horse racing, mint juleps, live jazz and excitement throughout the day. There will be photo opportunities and prizes for the best fascinators.

  • When: Saturday, May 4
  • Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • VIP tickets are offered for $100 per person, all-inclusive. VIP tickets include preferred seating, a Woodford Reserve Engraved bottle, food stations and four cocktails
  • To RSVP, call concierge at 702-730-7010 or email concierge@parkmgm.com

After Party at La La Noodle
Guests may continue festivities after the horse race with a live DJ with food and drink specials.

  • When: Saturday, May 4
  • Time: 5 p.m. – late
  • To RSVP, please call concierge at 702-730-7010 or email concierge@parkmgm.com



To download complete menus, click here.

Sunset Hour at Sadelle’s

Sadelle’s now offers a unique take on happy hour with a special Sunset Hour menu, serving select bites and libations. All wine and cocktails on the menu are $7, along with $5 beer selections. Food options include specialties such as Tuna Tartare ($10), Pigs in a Blanket ($7) and Salmon Rillette ($8).

  • When: Daily
  • Time: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Sadelle’s Theater Menu
Before a show or an evening on the town, guests can enjoy a specialty three-course theater menu at Sadelle’s for $33 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Featured items include Tuna Tartare, Garlic Chicken, Rigatoni Bolognese and Babka a la Mode.

  • When: Daily
  • Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

MICHAEL MINA Bellagio Spring Menu
MICHAEL MINA Bellagio’s new Executive Chef Nick Dugan has rolled out the restaurant’s spring menu with seasonal additions including Foie Gras Torchan, with sumac, rhubarb, anise streusel and toasted brioche ($32), Alaskan Halibut with savoy cabbage, grilled kalettes, ginger vinaigrette and puffed grains ($55) and a 16-oz Dry-Aged New York Strip Steak with crispy Idaho potatoes, creamy spinach and sauce Perigourdine ($72).

  • Hours of Operation:
    • Monday – Saturday, 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Reservations can be secured by calling the restaurant at 866-259-7111 or visiting OpenTable
  • To download approved photos, click here


Burger of The Month at Michael Mina’s PUB 1842

For the month of May, guests can curb their burger craving with The Fiesta Burger ($22), piled high with an 8-oz. angus beef patty, roasted poblano, cotija cheese, guacamole, tortilla chips, chilaquiles sauce and a fried egg, served with BBQ-seasoned fries.

  • When: May 1 – 31
  • Hours of Operation:
    • Monday, Thursday – Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • To make reservations, call 702-891-3922
  • Social media information: @MGMGrand

Best Friend Launches Chef’s Tasting Menus

Explore Best Friend’s menu the way Chef Roy Choi intended with two new tasting menus, available nightly.

  • L.A. Love Story menu, featuring Elotes, Kogi Tacos, Carnitas Tacos, Slippery Shrimp, the Chego Belly Bowl, A-frame O.G. Ribs and a Medjool Date Cake ($50 per person, plus tax and gratuity).
  • K-BBQ menu, which includes a Banchan sampler, the Los Vegas Salad, BBQ Kalbi Beef, BBQ Spicy Pork, BBQ Garlic Chicken, Uni Dynamite Rice and Strawberry Cheesecake ($65 per person, plus tax and gratuity).
  • Hours of Operation:
    • Daily, 5 p.m. – midnight


To view a complete list of weekly social happenings and special offers, click here.

For weekly happy hours, live entertainment or other reoccurring social events, visit any of the following MGM Resorts venues: TAP Sports Bar, Centrifuge, Whiskey Down, Libertine Social, Skyfall Lounge, La La Noodle, Juniper Cocktail Lounge, Moneyline Sports Bar & Book, Rice & Company and Beerhaus.



Media Contacts:
Dana Rutkin / Fallon Porter
MGM Resorts International
drutkin@mgmresorts.com / fporter@mgmresorts.com 
702-692-6741 / 702-604-1270