Celebrate the upcoming holidays with mouth-watering meals in Vegas!

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(December 12, 2011) – This year, celebrate the holidays with mouth-watering meals served at MGM Resorts International restaurants!

The extraordinary chefs at ARIA, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, Luxor and Excalibur have designed menus that are sure to put guests into the Christmas spirit. From traditional holiday feasts to decadent desserts, guests will find delightful dishes that celebrate the season. Here are some highlights from the specially designed menus and carefully crafted dishes guests can look forward to this holiday season:

ARIA

Executive Chef Robert Moore at Jean Georges Steakhouse has put together a magnificent a la carte menu of scrumptious dishes to be devoured on Christmas Day. In addition to the regular menu, guests will enjoy Butternut Squash Soup and Steamed Shrimp Salad with champagne vinegar dressing as appetizers. For the main course, choices include a 26 oz. Char-Grilled Australian Tomahawk Chop and Creamy Horseradish Potatoes. An Apple and Pecan Sticky Bun with brown butter ice cream will end the meal on a sweet note.

Sirio Ristorante will offer guests the chance to celebrate with a bit of Italian flair by serving items such as Ravioli al Tartufo Nero di Norcia (cheese ravioli topped with fresh shaved black truffles from Norcia) and Medaglioni de Vitello (roasted veal medallions wrapped in prosciutto with pomegranate sauce, heirloom carrots and celery room puree).

BELLAGIO

Home of Italian, Asian, American and seafood specialties, Sensi’s a la carte menu will feature a variety of creative dishes from Executive Chef Royden Ellamar. Tasty yet non-traditional specialties include Roasted Mediterranean Octopus and Kimchee Butter Poached Oysters served with crispy pork belly, Napa cabbage and scallions. A Slow Roasted Dry Aged Prime Rib also is available as well as succulent Lamb Biryani. The menu is available Saturday, December 24 through Monday, December 26.

Executive Chef Jaime Mendoza of Todd English’s Olives has created exceptional a la carte lunch and dinner menus that highlight the season. Featured items include Lobster Pumpkin Bisque and Grilled Lamb Steak. Specialty menus also are available at Picasso, Prime Steakhouse, Le Cirque, Osteria del Circo, Café Bellagio, Noodles and Snacks.


MANDALAY BAY

Aureole’s Executive Chef Vincent Pouessel has designed a festive five-course menu featuring selections such as Foie Gras and Fresh Black Truffle au Torchon and Citrus Crusted Diver Scallops. Flourless Chocolate Gateau with raspberry compote and stracciatella gelato rounds out the holiday menu. Guests can enjoy these options on both Saturday, December 24 and Sunday, December 25. A holiday menu also is available at Wolfgang Puck’s delicious eatery, Trattoria Del Lupo.

MGM GRAND

The extraordinary prix fixe menu at SEABLUE by Michael Mina includes tantalizing tastes such as Oysters, Mixed Greens and Parsnip Soup. The meal is highlighted by Seablue Prime Rib served with horseradish-crusted potatoes and creamed spinach. A dessert of Apple Tarte Tatin flawlessly finishes the experience. Specialty tasting menus also are available at Shibuya and Diego.

THE MIRAGE

Onda Ristorante & Wine Lounge
brings bold Italian flavors to its Christmas prix fixe menu comprised of Crostata Di Pere Gorgonzola, Creamy Potato Leek Soup and Chianti Braised Beef Short Ribs. The feast ends with two decadent desserts, Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta and a Hazelnut Cheesecake. Kokomo’s will celebrate the season with a three-course meal of Roasted Quail, Lamb Chop & T-Bone and dessert of Eggnog Brulee or Chocolate Lava Cake. Both menus are available Friday, December 23 through Sunday, December 25.


MONTE CARLO

Dragon Noodle Co. & Sushi Bar will offer an Asian-inspired four-course menu including Wonton Soup, California Roll and Vegetable Spring Roll. Guests will then choose from Orange Chicken, Prime Sirloin, Walnut Shrimp or Hong Kong Chow Mein as an entrée. Dinner would not be complete without dessert; a slice of Ginger Cake provides a sweet end. Holiday menus also are available at d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar and The Café.


Buffets

In addition to prix fixe menus, several special Christmas Day buffets will be available throughout the MGM Resorts properties. A plethora of options are available for guests to choose from at The Buffet at Bellagio, MGM Grand Buffet, Cravings at The Mirage, MORE The Buffet at Luxor and Roundtable Buffet at Excalibur.

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