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MGM Resorts holiday food and drink news

Get in the seasonal swing of things with a range of fun food and drink specials and events at MGM resorts this December and January. Here’s a quick look at what’s going on…


Holiday Display in ARIA Lobby

ARIA Resort & Casino is making the holiday season sweet with a custom-made, life-size gingerbread house. Located in the main lobby, the house is a colossal 15 feet tall, seven feet wide, 12 feet deep and is made of edible ingredients. ARIA Executive Pastry Chef Mathieu Lavallee and his talented team spent over three weeks constructing the masterpiece, showcasing their skills in the details with elements such as peppermint tiles, giant sugar bears, gingerbread bricks and more. The gingerbread house provides a festive photo opportunity for guests along with a scrumptious menu of delightful treats for purchase. Sweet offerings include peppermint bark, hand-decorated cookies, hot chocolate, lollipops, candied oranges, chocolate holiday trees and more.

  • When: Now through January 6
  • Hours of Operation: Daily, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. (Retail Store)
  • For more information, visit the MGM Resorts Newsroom.

Holiday Tea at Lobby Bar

For the month of December, Lobby Bar’s Afternoon Tea will be served with a holiday twist. Guests can take in the stunning décor that adorns the bar and lobby while indulging in specialty teas, champagne, savory accompaniments, holiday-themed desserts and more. For more information about the Afternoon Tea packages and holiday festivities around the property, visit ARIA’s website.

  • When: Friday – Sunday
  • Time: Noon – 4 p.m.
  • Price:o Afternoon Tea: Includes choice of tea, a selection of savory accompaniments and decadent desserts; priced at $45 per persono Royal Tea Tree: Includes Afternoon Tea offerings, plus caviar canapés and a glass of Schramsberg, Blanc de Blancs, Brut; priced at $140 per person
  • To make reservations, call 702-590-8593
  • Social media information: @AriaLV

Kosta Browne Wine Weekend Experience

ARIA Resort & Casino will offer a weekend of incredible wine and food with the Kosta Browne Wine Experience. On Friday, December 13, a six-course tasting menu featuring single vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wine pairings will take place at Jean Georges Steakhouse. The following day on Saturday, December 14, BARDOT Brasserie will present an exclusive brunch, with an appearance from Chef Michael Mina, showcasing the restaurant’s most popular dishes paired with Chardonnay from Russian River Valley and Pinot Noir from Santa Rita Hills and the Sonoma Coast.

  • When: December 13 – 14
  • Time:o December 13, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.o December 14, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Price: $1,090.53 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity
  • Tickets: Tickets can be purchased on ARIA’s website.

MGM Grand

Andrea Bocelli Concert Night Specials at Ambra Italian Kitchen + Bar

Ambra Italian Kitchen + Bar will feature an exclusive menu of specialty dishes the night Andrea Bocelli performs at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Featured dishes include Ostriche, half-dozen chilled Kumamoto oysters on half-shells, topped with crème fraiche, cucumber gelée and caviar ($36); and Bistecca alla Fiorentina, a 44-ounce prime porterhouse steak plated for two and served with alba white truffle risotto and Barolo sauce ($195).

  • When: Saturday, December 7
  • Hours of Operation:o Sunday – Thursday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. o Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Seasonal Specials at Avenue Café

Celebrate the winter season at Avenue Café with specialty items featured on the restaurant’s decadent breakfast menu. The vibrant, retro café will offer Smoked Salmon Benedict, with poached eggs and smoked salmon, topped with tomato caper hollandaise sauce on a toasted brioche bun ($25); Lemon Ricotta Pancakes topped with vanilla whipped cream ($18); Poached Pear Salad with red wine poached pears, field greens, candied walnuts, shaved red onion, tossed with bleu cheese vinaigrette ($15); and Filet and Lobster, served with grilled filet mignon, grilled lobster tail, roasted petit squash and garlic mashed potatoes ($32).

  • When: November 23 – January 5
  • Hours of Operation: Daily, 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tartufi & Funghi Menu at Manzo in Eataly Las Vegas

Elevate dinner plans with tartufi e funghi, or truffles and mushrooms, featured on a special menu at Manzo. This limited-edition menu features the esteemed white truffles and high-quality wild mushrooms with special dishes, tableside Urbani truffle shaving, customizable courses and more.

  • When: Now through January 5
  • Hours of Operation: Daily, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • More information at
  • Social media information: @EatalyLasVegas @ParkMGM


“Family Style” Holiday Menu at Best Friend

Guests can revel in the season at Best Friend with a family-style holiday menu. The menu will feature a selection of the restaurant’s most beloved items including banchan, mole tamales, elotes, kimchi fried rice, wok noodles, Korean barbecue, hot pot, rice and fries and a choice of dessert from the chef’s nightly selection.

When: November 24 – December 30

Hours of Operation: Daily, 5 p.m. – Midnight

  • Price: $50 per person
    o Children under 7 years old eat free, limited to one complimentary children’s mealper paying adult.
  • For reservations, please call 888-769-2464 or visit OpenTable.
  • Social media information: @bestfriendvegas

Restaurant Fest at Eataly Las Vegas

Savor some of Eataly’s best during Restaurant Fest, a two-week-long dining celebration in the sit-down restaurants. Guests can discover special menus at La Pizza e La Pasta ($18) and Manzo ($38). Meals can be taken one step further with $25 bottles of wine, optional truffle supplements and additional add-ons.

When: December 9 – December 22

Hours of Operation:o La Pizza e La Pasta: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; *Special Menu Available All Dayo Manzo: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

More information at

Social media information: @EatalyLasVegas @ParkMGM

Caviar Day at Eataly Las Vegas

Visitors can shop high-quality, sustainable caviar from Calvisius at 30% off at Eataly Las Vegas. The traditional, prestige caviar extracted from sustainably-farmed White Sturgeon makes for the perfect addition to any holiday dinner. Guests can head to La Pescheria to take advantage of the

offer and are welcome to enjoy in-store or at home. The caviar experience can be taken a step further with an exclusive four-course caviar dinner at Eataly’s Chef’s Table.

  • When: Saturday, December 7
  • Time:o Caviar Day Offers: Noon until supplies lasto Caviar Dinner: 5 p.m.
  • More information at
  • Social media information: @EatalyLasVegas @ParkMGM

Eataly Day: Eataly 1-Year Celebration

Tourists and locals alike can raise a glass to the one-year anniversary of Eataly Las Vegas at Park MGM. Guests may stop by Cucina del Mercato to enjoy a taste of complimentary Muzzi Panettone and Ferrari Franciacorta in honor of the occasion.

  • When: Friday, December 27
  • Hours of Operation: 3 p.m. until supplies last
  • More information at
  • Social media information: @EatalyLasVegas @ParkMGM


Celebrate the Season with Holiday Sweater Tea at Veranda

This December, guests can don their favorite seasonal attire and make merry with Veranda’s festive “Holiday Sweater” Tea. The tea includes a celebratory glass of sparkling wine, and those wearing their favorite seasonal sweater will receive a special gift. The tea will be enhanced with holiday favorites, including warm gingerbread and cranberry scones, white chocolate and glazed chestnut tartes, eggnog crème brûlée and candied orange and milk chocolate yule logs.

When: November 30 – December 22

Time: 2 p.m.

Price: $42 per person

For reservations, call 702-632-5121. Several MGM Resorts food and beverage venues such as Harvest by Roy Ellamar, Le Cirque, MICHAEL MINA Bellagio, Noodles, Picasso, Spago, The Buffet at Bellagio, BARDOT Brasserie, CATCH Las Vegas, Jean Georges Steakhouse, Herringbone, Lemongrass, Carbone, Sage, The Buffet at ARIA, Ambra Italian Kitchen + Bar, MGM Grand Buffet, Aureole, Eataly Las Vegas, Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak, TENDER Steakhouse, Public House and The Buffet at Luxor will offer holiday menus throughout the season. From fine-dining to fast-casual, the restaurants will serve their take on festive classics.


New Year’s Eve at The Mayfair Supper Club

Exclusively for New Year’s Eve, The Mayfair Supper Club will serve two pre-fixe menus for guests ringing in 2020. Diners are encouraged to stay after their seating to enjoy the show and party that will continue throughout the evening and into the early morning.

When: Tuesday, December 31

Hours of Operation:o New Year’s Eve First Seating: seating begins at 5 p.m. ($155)o New Year’s Eve Gala: seating begins at 8:30 p.m. ($395)

For reservations, call Bellagio’s concierge at 866-906-7171


New Year’s Eve 2020 at Rivea

Guests are invited to ring in the new year with a specialty three-course prix-fixe dinner at Rivea. With 180-degree views of the city capturing the midnight fireworks display from the Las Vegas

Strip, this ultimate celebratory experience will be unparalleled. Rivea will offer two seatings – 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. To view pricing and to book reservations, visit Delano online.

Ring in the New Year at various MGM Resorts restaurants across The Strip with tasting menus, lush cocktails and lively festivities. Guests can feast on delectable menus at The Buffet at Bellagio, Harvest by Roy Ellamar, Le Cirque, Noodles, Picasso, Spago, Yellowtail, Aureole, Ambra, MGM Grand Buffet, TAP Sports Bar and Eataly Las Vegas.


Pancake of the Week at Pantry

Pantry will feature a lineup of specialty pancakes throughout the month of December. Stack options include Peppermint Mocha Stacks, chocolate pancakes with marshmallows and crushed candy canes; the Christmas Cookie Stack with frosting, sprinkles and sugar cookie; and the Celebration Stack, strawberry and champagne-infused buttermilk pancakes topped with gold dust and chocolate covered strawberries.

• When:
o November 25 – December 8: Peppermint Mocha Stack o December 9 – December 25: Christmas Cookie Stack o December 26 – January 5: Celebration Stack

• Hours of Operation: Open 24/7


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