Bellagio Executive Chef Edmund Wong and Bellagio Director of Wine Jason Smith Host Exclusive Beer Pairing Luncheon 

LAS VEGAS (June 25, 2013) –Bellagio Resort & Casino is celebrating summer with Beer & BBQ, an intimate beer pairing luncheon held in Tuscany Kitchen, Bellagio’s state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen, Saturday, July 6 at noon. Hosted by Bellagio Director of Wine and Master Sommelier Jason Smith, the upbeat and interactive event invites guests to relax and enjoy the fresh, smoky flavors of the season with a three-course meal prepared by Bellagio Executive Chef and resident grilling expert Edmund Wong and beer pairings presented by Bellagio Assistant Director of Beverage Ricardo Murcia.
Tickets priced at $95 per person are available for purchase online at Bellagio's Epicurean Epicenter webpage or by calling Bellagio Concierge at 866-406-7117. 
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The barbeque experience begins with a refreshing Thai Beef Salad made with juicy mango, cucumber and green papaya, topped with mint peanut dressing. The course is paired with Goose Island Pere Jacques 2010, a Belgian-style ale brewed in Chicago. 
The entrée features a selection of meats and fish, each paired with a refreshing craft beer and complemented with a variety of hearty side dishes. Menu options include: Cedar Plank Salmon with purple potato and Chinese sausage paired with Goose Island Sofie, a farmhouse Saison traditionally enjoyed during the summer months; Roast Herb Chicken with Vidalia onions and Fenugreek carrots paired with Stella Artois, a light and clean, classic Belgian ale; and Braised Pork Belly with smoked almonds and jalapeño relish paired with Leffe, a Belgian Abbey beer. Wong puts his spin on traditional barbeque sides with flavorful options such as the Watermelon and Tomato Salad with aged balsamic, Grilled Broccoli with pine nuts and creamy raisin buttermilk dressing and Warm Orzo Pasta with fresh peas and artichokes.
The dessert finale welcomes a trio of delights including warm Peach & Blueberry Pie, Honey and Chocolate Nougat “Turron” and an Ice Cream Sundae with vanilla ice cream, brownies, caramel sauce and toasted almonds, paired with Hoegaarden Sorbet dessert beer. 

About Tuscany Kitchen
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.   
About Bellagio
Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, eight-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. The resort’s retail promenade, Via Bellagio, includes the luxury shops of Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Prada, Fred Leighton, Chanel, Dior and Fendi.  A world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the stunning “O” by Cirque du Soleil®, a luxurious spa and salon and an elegant casino all add to the extraordinary Bellagio experience.  Bellagio is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International™. For more information and reservations, visit or call toll free at (888) 987-6667.