Bellagio and Wine Spectator to Host Wine Pairing Dinner

wineAs part of its Epicurean Epicenter Series, Bellagio is hosting an "Old World vs. New World" wine pairing dinner at Sensi on Friday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. 

The four-course menu, created by Sensi Executive Chef Royden Ellamar, will be paired with a variety of unique wines. Wine Spectator Executive Editor Thomas Matthews and Bellagio Wine Director and Master Sommelier Jason Smith will host the event, providing guests with an explanation of the difference between old world and new world wines as well as the inspiration behind their pairing selections. 

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The evening will begin with an assortment of canapés followed by a four-course prix fixe menu:

Dueling Hams 

  • Prosciutto di Parma with Ranch Dates and Very Old Balsamic 
  • Colonel Bill Newsome’s Country Ham with a Grilled Biscuit and Coffee Aioli

Old Egg vs. New Egg

  • Oeufs Brouille, French Scrambled Eggs with Caviar 
  • Textured Egg, Sous Vide Yolks, Lox + Ikura, “Everything” Meringue and a Shaved Bagel

Foie Gras Terrine, served with Carrot Cake, Pickled Plum and Sauternes

Pairing Menu

  • Salad “Lyonnaise,” a Grilled Frisee served with housemade Jowl Bacon and Mustard Seed Soy Vinaigrette; paired with Dr. Loosen Riesling Kabinett “Wehlener Sonnenuhr” Mosel 2011 and Sandhi Chardonnay, Santa Barbara 2012
  • Spring Risotto, served with Morel Mushrooms, English Peas, Charred Ramps Halibut Cheeks and Green Curry; paired with Antinori Chardonnay “Cervaro della Sala” Umbria 2011 and Illumination Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 2012
  • Tasting of Colorado Lamb, featuring a 12-hour Smoked Brisket, Herb Roasted Loin and Truffle Crusted Tenderloin; paired with Bodegas Muga “Torre Muga” Rioja 2006 and Casa Lapostolle “Clos Apalta” Colchagua Valley 2009
  • Epoisses + Bohemian Creamery “The Bomb,” served with Sesame Rye Crisps and Quince Preserve

The dinner is priced at $195 per person, all-inclusive. For reservations, contact Bellagio Concierge at 866.406.7117.  

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