Bellagio Resort & Casino invites guests to put on their chefs’ coats for a hands-on lesson in the culinary arts at An Executive Chef’s Culinary Classroom, a series of interactive cooking classes led by Bellagio Executive Chef Edmund Wong and his team. During each two-hour session held in Tuscany Kitchen, the AAA Five Diamond resort’s state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen, Wong and his talented team will guide students through the preparation of a three-course meal including an appetizer, entrée and dessert.
Classes will be held monthly. Tickets are $95 per person, all-inclusive, and available for purchase online at Bellagio’s Epicurean Epicenter webpage
Upon arrival guests will find their personal cooking station prepped with the ingredients and tools necessary to create their meal. Once class gets underway, Wong will provide a step-by-step demonstration while his assisting chefs circulate through the intimate 15-person class providing guidance to students slicing, seasoning and combining ingredients. After each course is fully cooked, participants will taste their creations, paired with a specially selected wine. Guests will leave the event with a souvenir Tuscany Kitchen apron and recipe card featuring detailed instruction for recreating the meal at home.
Each class will follow a seasonal theme and feature a menu created with the freshest ingredients, perfect for holiday entertaining. The 2013 schedule is as follows:
Bellagio’s Memorial Day BBQ Secrets: Wednesday, May 29
This session takes barbeque fare beyond the traditional hot dogs and hamburgers with tricks of the trade provided by Bellagio chefs.
Backyard Summer Experience: Wednesday, June 26
Many of Bellagio’s world-class restaurants feature unparalleled views and the option to dine outdoors. This class will feature a menu perfect for bringing a similar al fresco experience into guests’ own backyards – minus the dancing fountains.
Winner Winner…Chicken Dinner: Wednesday, August 28
Chicken can be prepared in many ways and the chefs at Bellagio are experts at creating memorable poultry dishes. After attending this session, participants will be assured that their chicken dinners are always a prized feast.
Fall into Autumn: Wednesday, September 4
Chilly fall weather evokes the desire for warm comfort food and bold autumn spices. Guests will learn how to bring out the essence of the season while utilizing the nature’s best seasonal indulgences.
Beer, Beer and More Food: Wednesday, October 2
Beer lovers will rejoice with this Oktoberfest-inspired lesson on pairing beer with fine cuisine.
THANKSgiving: Wednesday, November 6
Cooking a Thanksgiving dinner can be an intimidating feat. This class will take the fear out of Thanksgiving preparations and guide participants to happy holiday dining.
*Time subject to change
About Tuscany Kitchen: The 1,170-square-foot Tuscany Kitchen serves as the set for most Epicurean Epicenter events. This state-of-the-art demo kitchen is outfitted with top-of-the-line Viking equipment and the latest technology. Three cameras, positioned above the prep stations and stove tops, capture shots of the chefs at work and broadcast them over 60-inch plasma screens mounted above the cooking area for easy viewing. This, paired with the opportunity to interact with Bellagio’s unparalleled culinary talent, creates an environment unlike any other for total immersion in the fine dining experience.