Bobby Flay Celebrates Chinese New Year At Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Chef Bobby Flay celebrates Chinese New Year at Caesars Palace Las Vegas hotel as he paints the eyes on the lion to begin the Chinese New Year celebrations on Sunday, February 6, 2011. The lunar year festivities honoring the Year of the Rabbit continued with a symbolic lion dance performance and parade throughout the Las Vegas resort.

Chef Bobby Flay
Chef Bobby Flay Painting Eyes of the Lion for Chinese New Year
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Bobby Flay, owner and executive chef of Mesa Grill Restaurant inside Caesars Palace painted the eyes on the lion and started the Chinese New Year celebrations. Firecrackers were also lit to ward off evil spirits as a lion dance parades through the resort.

Bobby Flay at Chinese New Year
Chef Bobby Flay at Chinese New Year Celebrations
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Chef Bobby Flay
Bobby Flay
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Bobby Flay with Caesars and Cleopatra
Bobby Flay With Cleopatra and Caesar at Caesars Palace Las Vegas
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Chef Bobby Flay at Chinese New Year at Caesars Palace
Chinese New Year Celebration
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Chef Bobby Flay
Bobby Flay
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Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year Lion
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Ancient tradition states the spirit of the Lion must be awakened through the Hoi Gong ceremony where the eyes are painted or dotted.

Bobby Flay Painting Dragon's Eye
Bobby Flay Painting The Eyes
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Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year Celebration at Caesars Palace
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Chinese New Year Tiger
Chinese New Year - Year of The Rabbit
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Chef Bobby Flay, Caesar and Cleopatra
Chef Bobby Flay, Cleopatra and Caesar
Photo Credit: Erik Kabik/Retna/erikkabik.com

Caesars Palace will showcase beautiful decor of traditional red and gold decorations featuring red tulips, red azaleas, red and gold lanterns, cherry blossoms, and golden statues of the symbols of the Chinese lunar zodiac are displayed.

Bill Cody is an entertainment, technology and luxury travel reporter in Las Vegas. He reports on celebrities, events, tech, food, Las Vegas and luxury travel.

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