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 occasion."
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.
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