The 2012 Epicurean Epicenter Series at Bellagio kicks-off with exquisite Pinot Noirs from the vineyards of Pisoni, Siduri and ROAR Saturday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Tuscany Kitchen. Guests will indulge in a four-course menu designed by Sensi Executive Chef Royden Ellamar, beautifully complemented by the remarkable wines of these Californian renowned wineries. The dinner begins with Potato Samosa served with black truffle, caviar and crème fraîche and Geoduck Sashimi with uni, green apple and grapefruit. The meal continues with Day Boat Blackmouth Salmon Mi Cuit with hearts of palm and sea beans followed by Venison with smoked paprika, black trumpet mushroom and preserved cherry. Ellamar also will present Pig and Pinot, an entrée featuring a suckling pig served four ways – baby chop, smoked rillettes, bacon-wrapped loin and crackling skin. An Andante Ballad Semi-Hard Goat’s Cheese with cracked pepper, Tuthilltown Bourbon Aged Maple and fig mustard brings the extraordinary meal to a close.
Bellagio Director of Wine and Master Sommelier Jason Smith will pour a meticulously selected array of Pinot Noir wines from all three vineyards to accompany each course. The evening will feature a variety of Santa Lucia Highlands 2010 vintages from Pisoni, Siduri and ROAR. All three wineries are sustainable in the harvesting of the grapes during the production of each wine.
Tickets are priced at $195 per person all-inclusive and are available for purchase by calling Bellagio Concierge at 866.906.7171.