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Bellagio Hosts Diaoyutai State Guesthouse for Chinese New Year Feast

Tuesday Feb 12, 2013
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Bellagio welcomes the prestigious Diaoyutai State Guesthouse to the United States for only the second time in history Feb. 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.

"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 rarely available to the general public


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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.

With more than 30 years leading the Diaoyutai culinary team, Chef Baoli’s celebratory menu will feature a diverse selection of dishes showcasing rare ingredients and skillful techniques. Beyond exceptional culinary technique, 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 executes what it calls the "Four Beauties" in every meal: food, service, tableware and environment.

Celebratory d├ęcor will complement the elegance of Bellagio with Chinese tradition to create an authentic setting to enjoy this special cuisine. Tableware has been shipped from Beijing to Bellagio specifically for the event, with the end result capturing the essence and spirit of the Diaoyutai.

Located in Beijing, Diaoyutai State Guesthouse is a culture showcase of impeccable service standards. Founded on the royal Fishing Terrace used during the Jin Dynasty (1115 - 1234) and the imperial residence in the Qing Dynasty. The estate was built in 1959 to accommodate the state leaders invited to the 10th anniversary of P. R. China. Diaoyutai State Guesthouse has hosted 1,220 heads of state and government leaders.

Tickets are $500 per person, all-inclusive, and available for purchase online at Bellagio’s Epicurean Epicenter webpage.


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