Highlights to include Cal Mare Wine Shoppe, Tableside Limoncello Cart and Amaro Selections

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (August 16, 2018) – Cal Mare at MGM Springfield is ready to wine and dine its guests come August 24. The wine program at the Mediterranean-Italian concept from award-winning Chefs Michael Mina and Adam Sobel will feature Coastal Italian varietals, a tableside limoncello cart and an amaro program.

“The wine offerings at Cal Mare are carefully curated to pair perfectly with the restaurant menu’s coastal flavors,” said MGM Resorts International Executive Director of Beverage Jason Smith. “We’re delighted to bring a variety of wine from across the Pacific Northwest, Italy and France to Western Massachusetts.”

Cal Mare’s menu—comprising fresh seafood, New England staples and handmade pizzas—will pair well with the approximately 90 Coastal Italian and Northwestern U.S. wines and handful of Champagnes. The list is inspired by Old World and New World wine offerings and also will include an impressive selection of amaro, an Italian liqueur most commonly ordered as an after-dinner digestif.

Below are some of the exciting wine offerings guests can expect when the restaurant opens:


  • By the Glass: Highlights of the available by-the-glass offerings will include Cala Cala Calabretta, a deliciously dry and mineral wine with notes of lemon curd, pear, and marzipan. The light-bodied Bellus Scopello Frappato from Sicily will be highly aromatic and complementary to the whole grilled fish menu item, featuring strawberry notes mixed with floral undertones.
  • By the Bottle: 80 labels will be available to order by the bottle, including the G.B. Burlotto Langhe Sauvignon Blanc Viridis. The fruit-forward wine will brim with lemon, green apple, grapefruit zest and green herbs, highlighting a crisp acidity.  The Montepeloso Eneo Sanviovese blend from Tuscany also will be available to order as a bottle. This juicy wine will feature succulent fruit, firm and silky tannins and a fresh finish.
  • Amaro Program: The famous class of bittersweet Italian spirits, amaro is traditionally made with brandy and a blend of herbs. Supplementing the wine and seafood, the amaro liqueur will capture the Italian quintessence evident in the ambiance of the restaurant. The menu will feature approximately 20 selections of amaro.
  • Tableside Limoncello: Similar to its wine list, Cal Mare’s tableside limoncello program will be hard to find elsewhere in New England. Available in sizes ranging from single-serving portions to small carafes for sharing, house-made flavors—such as the seasonal grapefruit-tarragon and Meyer lemon-verbena—will be available along with Luxardo Limoncello.

Cal Mare will be open Sunday - Thursday from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Friday – Saturday 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. For more information, visit MGM Springfield.


About MGM Springfield
MGM Springfield covers three city blocks in the heart of downtown Springfield, Mass. Igniting a cultural and economic renaissance in a historic New England city, the approximately 2
million square-foot development, which combines new construction with revived historic buildings, will offer more than 125,000 square feet of gaming space, a 250-room boutique hotel on Main Street and superior spa services, diverse retail and inspired dining headlined by award-winning Chef Michael Mina’s Cal Mare. MGM Springfield also will feature the seven-screen Regal luxury cinemas complex, bowling lanes, a seasonal skating rink and outdoor marketplace displaying local art, events and talent. MGM Springfield will open August 24, 2018. For additional information, please visit mgmspringfield.com.

About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 28 unique hotel offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the company opened MGM Cotai in Macau in February 2018. It is also developing MGM Springfield in Massachusetts and debuting the first international Bellagio branded hotel in Shanghai. The 78,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies®. For more information visit us at www.mgmresorts.com

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