MGM Resorts International Participates In Las Vegas Restaurant Week Aug. 29 - Sept. 11

LAS VEGAS - Get ready to feast like a king as Las Vegas Restaurant Week 2011 kicks off Aug. 29 - Sept. 11 at select MGM Resorts International restaurants. For the fifth consecutive year, the finest restaurants, celebrity chefs and Master Sommeliers will come together to support Three Square, a non-profit organization working to end hunger in Southern Nevada. Las Vegas Restaurant Week becomes a two-week affair this year with more extraordinary dining options for guests to enjoy including worldly cuisines with special menus priced at $20.10, $30.10 and $50.10.

Las Vegas Restaurant Week is part of Hunger Action Month (HAM), Feeding America's "Give a Little, Feed a Lot" campaign to motivate local communities to take action. Three Square encourages everyone to visit the "News and Events" section at http://www.threesquare.org/to learn how to help end hunger in the community.

The following MGM Resorts restaurants will proudly participate in Las Vegas Restaurant Week 2011:

ARIA Resort & Casino
AMERICAN FISH by Michael Mina will present a truly delicious menu of Shrimp & Grits, Mediterranean Branzino and Mascarpone Cheesecake. BARMASA's menu will feature clean, uncomplicated Japanese cuisine such as Kegani Hairy Crab Sunomono, Wagyu Garlic Soy Steak and Miso Créme Brulee. Discover the triumphs of Chinese dining with Blossom's menu of tasty Pot Stickers, Wok-Fried Chilean Sea Bass and Mochi Ice Cream or stop by either Sage or Jean Georges Steakhouse to begin dinner with a refreshing summer peach salad.

Julian Serrano created three-course lunch and four-course dinner menus including choices of traditional Spanish Chicken Croquetas, Stuffed Piquillo Peppers, Salmon with truffle, Valenciana Paella and Flan. Explore authentic Thai cuisine at Lemongrass with Yellow Curry Chicken or Bua Loi, a sticky rice flour dumpling served in warm coconut milk. Sirio Ristorante will transport guests to the heart of Italy with items such as Scaloppine Di Vitello (Veal scaloppine in Marsala wine and mushroom sauce) and Pollo Alla Milanese (Milanese chicken breast pan-fried and breaded with arugula and cherry- tomato red onion salad).

UNION Restaurant & Lounge will offer a special wine pairing to accompany a menu of Roasted Tomato Soup, American Kobe Flat Iron, Apple Pie and more. Café Vettro and SKYBOX Sports Bar and Grill will offer delicious soup and sandwich combos followed by flavorful ice cream options for dessert.

Bellagio
Step into Osteria del Circo and savor the best of Tuscan cuisine with a choice of Il Pollo (Roasted organic chicken breast) or Il Salmone (Grilled king salmon). MICHAEL MINA Bellagio provides guests the option of Phyllo-Crusted Sole, Truffle Stuffed Chicken or Filet of Beef while those who step into the elegance of Jasmine can try Prime Beef Tenderloin, Walnut Prawns or Tofu with Shiitake mushrooms. Café Bellagio will feature lunch and dinner menus and will join Osteria del Circo, MICHAEL MINA Bellagio and Jasmine in offering the option of special wine pairings.

The chefs at Sensi will prepare a Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Chop or a Grass-Fed Skirt Steak, while Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge, Akira Back will serve Scottish Salmon or Jidori Chicken. Experience summer flavors at Prime Steakhouse with Tomato Gazpacho, Roasted Baby Beets and Bacon-wrapped Shrimp. Dine on the outdoor patio at Todd English's Olives to enjoy a Pacific White Fish with creamy chive risotto, roasted baby carrots and lemon butter emulsion or a Chicken & Vegetable Lasagna with roasted tomato purée, seasonal vegetables, whipped ricotta cheese, toasted bread crumbs and mozzarella fondue. Guests in the mood for a high-energy dining atmosphere should head to FIX with scrumptious choices of Roasted Tomato Soup, Wood Grilled Filet and Warm Banana Doughnuts.

MGM Grand
Diego invites guests to enjoy a taste of Mexico with Sangria and several delicious items including Queso Fundido (Traditional baked cheese with poblano chile rajas, Negra Modelo black beans and pork carnitas), Mariscos Diablo (Day Boat scallops, black tiger prawns, salmon, bass, Masa dumplings, Tequila blanco sautéed in a roasted garlic red chile sauce), Arrachera (Mesquite grilled, red chile rubbed flank steak with Nopales, tomato salad, roasted mushroom tamale and huitlacoche crema) and Crepas con Cajeta (Fried bananas and cajeta caramel, pecans and Mexican chocolate ice cream). Join Fiamma Trattoria & Bar on a culinary journey with Arancino & Breaded Eggplant Bites served with marinara sauce, Calamari and Raviolini, or visit Grand Wok and Sushi Bar to try tender Macadamia Beef with X.O. sauce or Sweet and Spicy Chicken with orange sauce.

Mandalay Bay
Aureole's Executive Chef Vincent Pouessel designed two menus for guests featuring delightful selections such as Diver Scallops with wild mushroom terrine, True Cod Fish and Chips, Smoked Salmon with warm potato salad or Roasted Muscovy Duck Breast with foie gras ravioli. Diners who choose STRIPSTEAK by Michael Mina will have a choice of a Wedge or Heirloom Tomato Salad, All Natural Skirt Steak or Kansas City Steak plus a choice of seasonal side dishes and Beignets served with Madagascar vanilla créme brulee. Travel to the top of Mandalay Bay to experience dinner with a view at miX, featuring Seared Duck Foie Gras, Braised Wagyu and a miX Candy Bar. In the mood for Italian? Head over to Wolfgang Puck's Trattoria Del Lupo to enjoy a special menu of Maine Lobster Salad, Loin of Natural Veal Marsala and Ricotta Cheesecake Napoleon.

The Mirage
Those looking for a more casual meal will enjoy the trio of sliders, fries, and a S'more cupcake at BLT Burger or try a hearty Pastrami and Corned Beef Sandwich, fries, and famous cheesecake from Carnegie Deli. Dine among the incredible translucent glass spheres at FIN while being treated to a Lemon Fried Sea Bass or Red Curry Beef. Discover the progressive Japanese cuisine at Japonais featuring Lobster Spring Rolls, Ahi Tuna Steak or Japanese Ribs. To experience open air dining, visit kokomo's as Hamachi Pastrami and Filet Mignon Short Ribs will be showcased. Onda Ristorante & Wine Lounge will highlight the best of Italy with Polenta Verde Calabrese, Veal Scallopini and Traditional Tiramisu. At STACK, guests will enjoy the popular Lobster Tacos, Munchkins (miniature ball of fried dough) and Mint Bon Bons.

Monte Carlo
Andre's Restaurant & Lounge will present a hearty five-course prix fixe menu of Consommé of Spring Chicken, Heirloom Tomato Salad and Artichoke Soup with choice of Grilled Ribeye, Berkshire Pork Duo or Free Range Chicken with sweet corn and poblano ragout. BRAND Steakhouse will invite diners to try the Chilean Sea Bass and Strawberry Baked Alaska while Dragon Noodle Co. & Sushi Bar offers its signature Vegetable Spring Roll, Seafood Pan-Fried Noodle and House Made Ice Cream. d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar's menu will highlight Stuffed Zucchini, Tuscan Bean soup, sautéed Trout and Tiramisu. ..

New York-New York
Imported directly from Ireland, the authentic Irish pub Nine Fine Irishmen, will feature a fun and delicious menu with a variety of choices. Select a Mixed Green Salad and Corned Beef Sandwich for lunch or Drunken Onion Rings, Irish Banger, Fish and Chips and Shepherds Pie for dinner. Guests who dine for lunch, dinner or both will be able to choose Bread and Butter Pudding or Funnel Sticks for dessert.

Luxor
The newly opened Rice & Company will offer a taste of the Far East with Orange Peel Chicken and a Trio of Créme Brulee including blood orange, coconut and vanilla flavors. TENDER Steak & Seafood will serve up Maine Lobster Bisque, Range-fed New Zealand Beef Ribeye and Vanilla Bean Gelato while T&T (Tacos & Tequila) will spice things up with three-course lunch and dinner menus featuring an assortment of signature dishes such as Guacamole, Quesadillas, Beef Flautas and Tres Leches.

Circus Circus
The Steak House at Circus Circus, voted "Best Steak House" a record 20 times by readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, is featuring a hearty three-course menu with choice of salad or soup, Filet Oscar and a sweet selection from the chef's pastry cart.

For a complete list of Las Vegas Restaurant Week participants and full menu details, visit www.helpoutdineoutlv.org or www.threesquare.org.

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About Restaurant Week & Three Square
Las Vegas Restaurant Week began in 2007 as a way to give locals and tourists the opportunity to help out by dining out. This year's two weeklong celebration of fine dining includes more than 80 participating restaurants, from popular mid-level eateries to the city's premier and celebrity-chef restaurants, all offering prix fixe meals at special prices. Proceeds from Restaurant Week benefit Three Square, Southern Nevada's only food bank. Three Square currently provides more than 22 million pounds of food and grocery product - the equivalent of nearly 16 million meals - per year to more than 600 Program Partners including non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites throughout Southern Nevada. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit www.threesquare.org or www.helpoutdineoutlv.org.
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