Bellagio To Host Diaoyutai State Guesthouse February 14-16

          Bellagio To Host Diaoyutai State Guesthouse February 14-16

Exclusive Chinese New Year celebration to be held in U.S. for only second time

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 16, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bellagio will welcome the prestigious
Diaoyutai State Guesthouse to the United States for only the second time,
February 14-16. Typically reserved for royalty, heads of state and other world
leaders, the cuisine of Diaoyutai State Guesthouse of Beijing will be
showcased in celebration of Chinese New Year.

Tickets for this very special event are priced at $500 per person,
all-inclusive, and available for purchase online at Bellagio's Epicurean
Epicenter webpage or by calling Bellagio Concierge at 866-406-7117.

"Food is an integral symbol of togetherness during the Chinese New Year," said
President and COO of Bellagio, Randy Morton. "Joining two of the highest
standards in hospitality – Diaoyutai State Guesthouse and Bellagio – during
this most important holiday is an honor and will make for a very special

Bellagio's Tuscany Kitchen will play host to the three-day culinary event,
offering exclusive prix fixe dinner menus to the public Thursday, February 14
through Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The eight course meal,
featuring a collection of historic dishes modernized from ancient menus, will
be prepared and served by the Diaoyutai culinary team, dressed in traditional
Chinese attire and led by Executive Chef Hao Baoli, who has hosted more than
1,000 world leaders in his decades at the Guesthouse. From decor and tradition
to dishes showcasing rare and exotic ingredients, the Guesthouse experience
will be transported to the luxurious Bellagio.

With more than 30 years leading the Diaoyutai culinary team, Chinese celebrity
chef Baoli's cuisine is both healthy and delicious. Chef Baoli's celebratory
menu will feature a diverse selection of dishes showcasing rare ingredients
and skillful techniques.  In addition, strict nutritional requirements ensure
all dishes are low in both sugar and sodium and high in protein. The result
is cuisine that is visually stunning, legendary and nutritionally holistic.

Beyond exceptional cuisine, guests will enjoy traditional presentations,
including Diaoyutai's Dragon Bearded Noodle ritual and extraordinary fruit
carvings. To ensure the finest level of dining, the Diaoyutai team
scrupulously executes what it calls the "Four Beauties" in every meal: food,
service, tableware and environment.

Celebratory decor will complement the elegance of Bellagio with Chinese
tradition to create an ideal setting to enjoy this special cuisine. Tableware
will be shipped from Beijing to Bellagio specifically for the event, with the
end result capturing the essence and spirit of the Diaoyutai in breathtaking

About Diaoyutai State Guesthouse
Located in Beijing, Diaoyutai State Guesthouse is a culture showcase of
impeccable service standards. It was founded on the royal Fishing Terrace used
during the Jin Dynasty (1115 – 1234) and the imperial residence in the Qing
Dynasty. All main buildings carry plaques autographed by Emperor Qianlong. The
estate was built in 1959 to accommodate the state leaders invited to the 10th
anniversary of P. R. China. Since then, it has hosted 1220 heads of state and
government leaders. Focusing on taste and regimen, Diaoyutai creates a unique
Chinese State Cuisine style boasting low salt, low sugar, low fat, high
protein, high nutrition, and stressing boneless, fresh light, simple elegant,
tasty and long lingering. It represents a perfect combination of gourmet,
tableware, service and environment.

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).

SOURCE Bellagio

Contact: Ashley Farkas, MGM Resorts International Public Relations,
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