Monday, January 13, 2014

Interactive Culinary Classes led by Bellagio Executive Chef Edmund Wong are sure to upgrade your kitchen skills.

BELLAGIO 2014 SCHEDULE FOR AN EXECUTIVE CHEF’S CULINARY CLASSROOM TANTALIZES YOUR TASTE BUDS AND YOUR CULINARY SKILLS.

  

Executive Chef Edmund Wong   credit : Powers Imagery
Executive Chef Edmund Wong
credit : Powers Imagery

The New Year has started and the Bellagio Resort & Casino has wasted no time in revealing their interactive, highly popular culinary series, An Executive Chef’s Culinary Classroom. This educational series features interactive cooking classes led by Bellagio Executive Chef Edmund Wong and his team of culinary stars.


 At each two-hour session held in Tuscany Kitchen, Chef Wong and his staff will guide you as they compose and prepare  gastronomic delights over a three-course meal and share their culinary secrets from the kitchen.
Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets are priced at $125 per person, all-inclusive, and can be purchased by calling Bellagio Concierge at 866-406-7117
Having attended these events in the past, you can expect to find your personal cooking station prepped with the ingredients and tools necessary to create an appetizer, main entrée and dessert course. The always entertaining Chef Wong provides a step-by-step demonstration while his assisting chefs visit the stations providing guidance on slicing, seasoning and combining ingredients. After each course is prepared you indulge in your own work of culinary artistry paired with a specially selected wine. And so that you won’t forget your new found skills, Chef Wong will send you home with a souvenir Tuscany Kitchen apron and recipe card featuring detailed instruction for recreating the meal at home so that you can impress your dinner guests.
Each class features a seasonal theme and features a menu created with the freshest ingredients available.
The Proof is in the Risotto: Tuesday, January 14
Risotto is a dish that never fails to impress. In this session, Bellagio chefs will teach participants to master the technique of cooking a great risotto at home, just as it is done in award-winning, fine dining restaurants at the resort.
I Heart Food: Thursday, February 13
The path to a lover’s heart is through the stomach and the Valentine’s Day-inspired dishes demonstrated in this course are sure to provide the tools necessary to create a romantic and unforgettable celebration.
The Noodle Lover’s Guide to Pasta: Wednesday, March 5
Perfect pasta lies in its preparation. This class will take guests through key pasta cooking tips and pasta sauce techniques sure to make extraordinary pasta every time.
Blossoming Taste of Spring: Thursday, April 3
Warm spring sunshine evokes the desire for crisp, fresh flavors. Guests will learn how to bring out the essence of the season while utilizing nature’s freshest quality ingredients.
Grilling Perfection: Wednesday, May 28
Grilling is more than a science, it’s an art. Guests will replicate techniques as Bellagio chefs artfully prepare delicious grilled dishes.
Father’s Day Bellagio Barbeque: Thursday, June 12
Chefs demonstrate how to create, in true Bellagio style, a wonderful three-course barbequed meal certain to show any father how much he’s appreciated on Father’s Day.
What to Eat First? The Chicken or the Egg: Wednesday, August 27
Bellagio is known for creating world-class, innovative cuisine. This session will lead participants through the steps to constructing an inventive three-course meal highlighting ingredients including chicken and egg.
Farm to Table: Wednesday, September 24
Sensi utilizes sustainable, organically raised products in its celebrated cuisine. The restaurant also incorporates fresh herbs, grown in the resort’s rooftop garden, to complement the ingredients of each dish. Quality, purity and flavor will prevail in every creation from the menu demonstrated in this session.
Cooking with Chocolate: Wednesday, October 1
Bellagio boasts a renowned pastry team that creates extraordinary chocolate desserts. The talented chef team will demonstrate the intricacies of preparing fine chocolate so it’s perfectly sweet to taste.
 Harvesting Thanksgiving: Wednesday, November 19
Cooking a Thanksgiving dinner can be an intimidating feat. This class will take fear out of Thanksgiving preparations and guide participants to harmonious holiday dining.
This is a lovely opportunity to hone your culinary skills in the 1,170-square-foot Tuscany Kitchen and interact with Bellagio’s unparalleled culinary talent

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