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Aureole at Mandalay Bay to Host Wine Spectator's Top Wines of 2016 Celebration

Chef Charlie Palmer and Mandalay Bay Director of Wine Harley Carbery to Lead Festivities Friday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. 

LAS VEGAS (February 10, 2017) – Aureole at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino will hold a celebration featuring more than 40 of Wine Spectator’s top 100 wines of 2016 paired with selections from the reimagined restaurant’s tasting table menu on Friday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. Chef Charlie Palmer and Mandalay Bay Director of Wine Harley Carbery invite guests to experience highly rated and limited allocation wines paired with progressive American cooking in an energetic cocktail reception format. Live music by popular Las Vegas crooner TJ Tyler will set the tone as wine lovers mingle with Chef Palmer, Carbery and a number of winemakers.

To purchase tickets visit Mandalay Bay's event page
Tickets are priced at $100 plus tax and gratuity. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend.

Recognized every year since 2000 with Wine Spectator’s esteemed Grand Award, Aureole Las Vegas is known for its expansive 3,000 bottle list and signature wine angels that ascend the four-story wine tower nightly to retrieve bottles for guests, along with its newly unveiled 48-item by-the-glass list. In homage to Aureole’s dedication to creating remarkable wine experiences, Carbery sourced a number of exclusive bottles from Wine Spectator’s esteemed list for the occasion. The list rankings are determined by the publication’s editors, who aim to find the most exciting and diverse wines, ranging from emerging labels and regions to traditional estates exploring new directions. Selections are denoted with a number that corresponds to their list placement and will include, amongst others:
  • #2 - Domaine Serene Chardonnay Dundee Hills Evenstad Reserve, 2014 
  • #6 - Orin Swift Machete California, 2014
  • #7 - Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains, 2012                   
  • #10 - Hartford Family Zinfandel Russian River Valley Old Vine, 2014      
  • #17 - Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley, 2014
  • #24 - DuMOL Syrah Russian River Valley, 2014
  • #30 - Mollydooker Shiraz McLaren Vale Carnival of Love, 2014
  • #31 - Tenshen White Central Coast, 2015
  • #37 - Cayuse Syrah Walla Walla Valley Cailloux Vineyard, 2013
Earlier this year, Palmer unveiled his new vision for Aureole, featuring fresh, inviting décor and a menu that encourages sharing and social interaction. New dishes that have quickly become hits will be served as passed hors d’oeuvres and at action stations throughout the dining room. Menu highlights will include:
  • Lion Fish Ceviche Tacos topped with Aji Amarillo – a full-bodied South American chile, coconut, ginger and lime crema
  • Whole Roasted Sturgeon Wellington served with caviar, and brûléed Béarnaise sauce   
  • Raclette Fondue a variety of seasonal crudités topped with warm cheese melted in a cast iron skillet right before guests’ eyes
  • Beef and Octopus Carpaccio a uniquely presented appetizer in which octopus is served inside slices of tender beef carpaccio and served with zesty gremolata and brioche
  • Cheesecake Three Ways a trio of creamy cheesecakes made with brie, blue and cheddar cheeses.
Charlie Palmer Group grew out of Aureole, American cuisine pioneer Charlie Palmer's landmark restaurant, originally located in a historic townhouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Today, Palmer's flagship Aureole is strategically located at the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park. Other coast-to-coast locations encompass an expanding collection of award-winning restaurants and luxurious boutique hotels—many in equally significant historical locations—each designed with distinctive personalities to provide unique experiences. These properties include: Aureole, Charlie Palmer Steak, Upper Story by Charlie Palmer, Charlie Palmer at The Knick, and Crimson & Rye (New York), Aureole at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Charlie Palmer Steak at The Four Seasons Hotel (Las Vegas), Charlie Palmer Steak (Washington, DC), Charlie Palmer Steak (Reno, Nevada), Dry Creek Kitchen at Hotel Healdsburg & Hotel Healdsburg (Sonoma County, California), Harvest Table and Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer (St. Helena, CA), Burritt Room + Tavern and Mystic Hotel by Charlie Palmer (San Francisco, CA). Learn more at
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is set on 120 lush acres featuring Mandalay Bay Beach, a tropical pool paradise with real sand. The Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning restaurants, exhilarating entertainment, unique shopping, Shark Reef Aquarium and the recently expanded 2-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center combine to make Mandalay Bay a distinctive Las Vegas resort destination. In September 2014, Delano Las Vegas, a luxury all-suite hotel, opened adjacent to Mandalay Bay. Mandalay Bay is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit, call toll free at (877) 632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches more than 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (, mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 18,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc., also publishes Cigar AficionadoWhisky Advocate, Market WatchShanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter.
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Media Contact:
Heather Ortiz
MGM Resorts International
(702) 692-6736

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