The Chinese New Year began February 7, and this year is the Year of the Rat. David McIntyre, Vice President of Food and Beverage, celebrates the New Year with the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse Culinary Festival at the Pearl Restaurant in the Las Vegas MGM Grand. The festival features historic dishes that have been served to emperors of the the Ming, Quing and Jin Dynasties in The Forbidden City. The Diaoyutai State Guest House of Bejing was the exclusive retreat of Chinese royalty, and has extended its hospitality to over a thousand heads of state, presidents, and prime ministers. Every year, the festival is held in a different location around the world. This is the first time the festival has arrived in the United States.
Diaoyutai State Guest House Culinary Festival
February 6 - 12
MGM Grand Hotel
3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109