It’s time again for one of Las Vegas’s premier events: Bellagio Resort’s Epicurean Epicenter series will unite the modern Mediterranean cuisine of renowned celebrity chef Todd English (of Bellagio’s Olives) with the classic wines of JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery Saturday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the resort's Tuscany Exhibition Kitchen. Chef English will prepare a four-course dinner, explaining every aspect of the menu creation to guests, from ingredient selection to technique and flavor profile. Each course will be served with fine wines from JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, paired by Master Sommelier Joseph Spellman and Bellagio director of wine and Master Sommelier Jason Smith.
Tickets are priced at $175 per person, all-inclusive, and are available for purchase online at Bellagio's Epicurean Epicenter webpage or by calling the Bellagio concierge at (866) 406-7117.
The menu's first course will include poached Merus crab leg accompanied by micro greens salad, béarnaise sauce, and candied lemons, paired with the Landmark Overlook Chardonnay. The second course, cleverly titled "Duck Duck Goose," features the tasty meat in various forms including seared duck breast with leg confit and foie gras tortellini. JUSTIN Winery’s Justification, a balanced and complex red wine featuring aromas of both fruit and spice, will complement this decadent course. The culinary experience continues on with osso buco and Parmesan polenta, garlicky spinach, and walnut gremolata paired with JUSTIN’s Isosceles and Isosceles Reserve red wine blends. The sweet finale presents a peanut butter falling cake with milk chocolate ice cream and caramel sauce paired with JUSTIN’s Obtuse, a port-style dessert wine made from cabernet sauvignon.
This in an event not to be missed by any lover of fine food and wine. The partnership of the culinary expertise of Todd English and JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery’s world-class Bordeaux-style blends and single varietals will once again create the type of exclusive experience for which Bellagio’s Epicurean Epicenter series is known.