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GOBBLE UP DELICIOUS THANKSGIVING DAY FARE AT MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANTS

Traditional and Non-traditional Turkey Day Offerings Available at Many Fine Dining and Specialty Restaurants

LAS VEGAS (November 14, 2011) – This Thanksgiving Day, let the culinary superstars of MGM Resorts International restaurants take care of the cooking. The talented chefs at ARIA, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, Luxor and Excalibur have designed menus that will provide guests plenty to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. The extraordinary options range from traditional holiday food to inventive dishes with fresh, fall flavors.

ARIA

Executive Chef Robert Moore at Jean Georges Steakhouse has put together an a la carte menu of tantalizing dishes for Thanksgiving. In addition to the regular dinner menu, guests can enjoy Roasted Squash Soup, Roasted Organic Turkey served with crispy sweet breads, Grilled Figs with fresh mozzarella and Spiced Pumpkin Cake. Guests will have the opportunity to add any of these items to one of the restaurant’s delicious steaks or order the entire menu to create an unforgettable turkey day feast.

At Sage, the Thanksgiving prix fixe menu begins with a choice of Roasted Pumpkin Soup, Taylor Gold Pears & Shaved Brussels Sprouts or the signature Foie Gras Crème Brulee. A Roasted Organic Turkey, Day Boat Scallops or Braised Veal Cheeks highlight the entrée portion of the meal, each served with a selection of chef’s seasonal sides. A Pumpkin Mascarpone Tart or the Bourbon Caramel Bar adds a sweet ending to the culinary experience. The menu is priced at $83 per person.

Sirio Ristorante brings a Tuscan flair to Thanksgiving with an a la carte menu that includes Carpaccio Alla Cipriani (beef carpaccio with classic cipriani dressing), Gnocchi Di Zucca (butternut squash and ricotta cheese gnocchi with duck leg confit) and Il Tacchino (roasted stuffed turkey breast with traditional side dishes). Additionally, Italian comfort food will be served with Risotto O Tagliatelle Al Tartufo Bianco, a delicious risotto or tagliatelle pasta with fresh shaved, first-of-the-season white truffles.

BELLAGIO

James Beard Award-winning chef Julian Serrano has designed a special four-course menu at Picasso that allows guests a variety of tantalizing choices. Options include Crème of Butternut Squash Soup and Sautéed “A” Steak of Foie Gras as well as Kobe Spheres and Roasted Milk-Fed Veal Chop. An assortment of mouth-watering desserts will complete the epicurean journey. This menu is priced at $150 per person with a wine pairing available for an additional $95 per person.

at the AAA Five Diamond Le Cirque, the five-course gourmet affair begins with Alaskan King Crab and a choice of Sautéed Foie Gras or Creamy Risotto with fresh truffles. The culinary adventure continues with Roasted Wild Turbot and a choice of Wild Venison, Australian A5 “Kobe” Beef Tenderloin or Stuffed Roasted Turkey. Delicious dessert selections include the Chocolate Soufflé and the Pumpkin Crepe. The menu is priced at $145 per person and a wine pairing is available for an additional $65 or $95 for premium wine.

The Buffet at Bellagio offers both traditional and adventurous choices this Thanksgiving. Guests desiring a more familiar holiday dish can take delight in a Whole Roasted Free Range Tom Turkey while those looking for a novel approach can dine on Roasted Garlic Rubbed Kobe Top Round, Maple Seared Salmon or Split Alaskan and Snow Crab Legs. Brunch is available November 25 – 27 from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. and is priced at $32.95 per person. Dinner is served 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. and priced at $44.95 per person.

MANDALAY BAY

Fleur by Hubert Keller has crafted a tasting menu that’s available for both lunch and dinner. The menu features a hearty Lobster Bisque Soup and fresh Field Green Salad followed by Roasted Turkey with rosemary stuffing, potato puree, vegetable medley and cranberry. A traditional Pumpkin Pie ends the meal on a sweet note. The menu is priced at $45 per person.

Thanksgiving dinner at Aureole begins with a Mosaic of Diver Scallop and Black Winter Truffle followed by Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli and Maine Lobster. A Pan Seared Utah Bison Tenderloin and an Aureole Tart Sampler round out the dining experience. Guests also may substitute a Roasted New Hampshire Turkey for the Bison Tenderloin. For a more intimate experience, the culinary experience of dining in the Swan Court includes welcome canapés, a pre-dessert course and complimentary chocolates in addition to dinner. The menu is priced at $75 in the main dining room and $90 in the Swan Court, per person. A wine pairing is available for an additional $55 per person.

Red, White and Blue features a prix fixe menu of all the traditional holiday favorites. The meal includes a plate of roasted turkey and honey baked ham served with almond sage stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, spiced sweet potato puree and green beans. The meal also includes homemade apple cider, choice of appetizer and choice of dessert. The menu is priced at $25.95 per person.

MGM GRAND

Fiamma Trattoria & Bar is serving up an Italian feast for Thanksgiving. Guests may choose between Spinach and Roasted Beets Salad or Lobster Bisque Soup to begin the meal followed by Homemade Butternut Squash Gnocchi. For the main course, Stuffed Turkey Breast with chestnuts and black truffle will delight the palate. Pumpkin Mascarpone Cheesecake with vanilla ice cream adds a sweet ending to dinner. The menu is priced at $70 per person.

The special holiday menu at SEABLUE by Michael Mina begins with a SEABLUE Waldorf Salad and a Butternut Squash Soup. The meal is highlighted by a Sweet Potato Gnocchi and Roasted Turkey Breast with potato puree, chorizo stuffing and green beans. And for dessert, an indulgent Pumpkin Bread Pudding. The menu is priced at $100 per person.

MGM Grand Buffet has added traditional Thanksgiving cuisine to its expansive offerings. Guests can fill their plates with Roasted White and Dark Turkey, Honey Glazed Ham, Roast Leg of Lamb and Casino Roast of Beef. Scrumptious sides include Cornbread Stuffing, Butternut Squash Soup, Mashed Potatoes with giblet gravy and Sweet Potatoes with marshmallows and brown sugar. Brunch is available 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. and priced at $29.99 per person. Dinner is served 3 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and priced at $35.99 per person.

THE MIRAGE

Onda Ristorante is serving a banquet of food this Thanksgiving. The feast begins with an Antipasta plate followed by a Roasted Heirloom Beet Salad and Wild Mushroom Soup. The traditional turkey dinner includes Roasted Free Range Turkey with giblet gravy, cranberry and pine nut caponata, green beans, Sage Focaccia, Yukon Gold Potato Polenta and candied yams. An assorted mini dessert platter of pumpkin pie, tiramisu, mascarpone cheesecake and cranberry-orange compote completes the meal. The menu is priced at $64 per person.

Thanksgiving dinner at kokomo’s begins with a duet of appetizers including Roasted Pumpkin Soup and Truffle Crème & Lobster Cake or a duo of Lump Crab and American Caviar & Shrimp. Guests may choose between the Oven Roasted Turkey & Gravy with stuffing, sweet potato and pecans or the Slow Roasted Prime Rib with celery root, potato gratin and asparagus for the main course. A delectable Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake or Deep Dish Pumpkin Pie will be served for dessert. The menu is priced at $65 per person.

Carnegie Deli is adding three dishes to the menu for Turkey Day. It will take two hands to tackle the Gargantuan Thanksgiving Sandwich, filled with turkey, cranberry jelly, traditional stuffing, crispy onion and cranberry-pecan and packed into a sage roll and served with a side of gravy for $19.99. The Carnegie Thanksgiving Platter with turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, cranberry, gravy and rolls is available for $24.99. And for dessert, Carnegie’s famous cheesecake covered in pumpkin caramel sauce and spiced whipped cream is available for $9.99.

MONTE CARLO

Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge serves a traditional holiday meal, accented by decadence. Guests begin with a chef selected Kumamoto Oyster, Sea Water Granite and Caviar followed by a Lobster and Corn Soup with aged sherry and lemon cream. The amuse ends with a Seared Jumbo Sea Scallop accompanied by a potato crêpe and saffron sauce. For the entrée, Andre’s Oven-Roasted Free Range Turkey with herb-nut and dried fruit stuffing, Andre’s Wild Salmon with King Crab or Apple Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, each served with frisée lettuce and duck confit are the available options. Dinner concludes with a choice of Apple Tarte Tatin, Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie or Chocolate Pear Cobbler. The meal will be available 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and is priced at $75 per person.

d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar has a three-course menu that starts with an Organic Corn Chowder with pernod poached bay scallops followed by a Roasted Turkey Breast with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, brown sugar-glazed yams, roasted green beans, chorizo sausage stuffing, giblet turkey gravy and cranberry chutney. Dinner would not be complete without dessert as d.vino offers a warm pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream and served with pecan ice cream. The menu is priced at $26 per person.

Thanksgiving at The Café begins with a choice of Butternut Squash Bisque or Baby Lettuces with radicchio, endive, roasted candied walnuts and a citrus vinaigrette. Next is a choice between the Oven Roasted Turkey with cornbread stuffing, winter root vegetable and whipped potato or the Stuffed Pork Loin with horseradish potato, baby vegetable and apple mash. For dessert, The Café offers either traditional pumpkin pie or an apple crisp. The menu, which includes a non-alcoholic drink, is priced at $20.95 per person.

NEW YORK-NEW YORK

Executive Chef David Suppe has put together a delightful menu for Thanksgiving at Nine Fine Irishmen. The meal starts with a choice of the creamy corn chowder or a mixed green salad followed by a savory Guinness Glazed Turkey Breast with apple sage cornbread stuffing or an Herb Roasted Prime Rib with truffle macaroni and cheese. Both dishes are served with sautéed green beans and whipped potatoes. Dessert features an Eggnog Trifle, lady fingers dipped in Irish coffee layered with an eggnog Bavarian crème and topped with cinnamon and nutmeg, or a slice of Pumpkin Cake served warm with spiced caramel sauce, vanilla bean ice cream and fresh whipped cream. The menu is priced at $29.99 per person.

The Sporting House (TSH) kicks-off with a TSH Salad, a mixed greens salad, with tomatoes, hot house cucumbers, red onions and garlic croutons. Roasted Turkey with mashed potatoes and giblet gravy, sage stuffing, candied yams and fresh green beans will bring back memories of holidays past while the Pumpkin Pie with Chantilly cream adds a delicious finale to this three-course meal. The menu is priced at $19.95 per person.

Gallagher’s presents a three-course menu that begins with butternut squash or spinach salad. Traditional Oven Roasted Turkey highlights the meal served with sausage-sage stuffing, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, candied yams, sautéed onions and green beans, and fresh pear cranberry sauce. The house-baked Pumpkin Pie filled with warm fall spices will add a sweet ending. The menu is priced at $49 per person.

LUXOR

Guests are invited to experience TENDER Steak & Seafood’s exemplary Thanksgiving menu. After starting with a choice of an Autumn Garden Greens Salad or a Wild Mushroom Soup, diners can then enjoy an American Heirloom Organic Turkey. This slow-roasted turkey breast and braised boneless turkey leg will be served alongside a dried fruit and foie gras sourdough bread stuffing, sage giblet gravy, fresh cranberry orange relish and sweet potato puree. Guests will need to save room for dessert as the Caramelized Pumpkin Maple Pie and the Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Tart are extraordinary sweet creations. The menu is priced at $45 per person.

In addition to its daily offerings, MORE The Buffet at Luxor is adding traditional Thanksgiving favorites such as turkey breast, giblet gravy and cranberry sauce, dark meat turkey, butternut squash soup, sweet potato casserole and cranberry confetti rice pilaf. The menu is available from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and is priced at $21.99 per person for adults and $13.99 for children ages 4 – 10.

EXCALIBUR

Thanksgiving Day dinner at The Steakhouse at Camelot begins with a choice of a Fall Garden Salad with roasted yellow beets, teardrop tomatoes, white Vermont cheddar cheese and a hazelnut vinaigrette or the Roasted Corn Chowder Soup. The main course is an Oven Roasted Turkey Breast with mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, traditional stuffing, sautéed green beans, baked sweet potatoes and a cranberry-orange relish. For dessert, guests may select a pumpkin cheesecake or the warm apple pie a la mode. The menu is priced at $29.95 per person.

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