2 Michelin Starred Chef Julian Serrano’s menu is inspired by the regional cuisine of France and Spain where Pablo Picasso spent much of his life. Award-winning Chef Julian Serrano brings his memorable Mediterranean cooking to Picasso. Serrano earned the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award Best Chef twice and is regarded as one of the finest culinary talents in the nation.
At Picasso, the décor of this Mediterranean-style restaurant features a collection of Picasso originals, including paintings, rare tile work and a collection of hand-painted plates. This Picasso originals work alone, is worth a visit, simply amazing to dine there and got to admire these beautiful paintings, without even visiting a museum in New York City or Europe.
The restaurant’s rustic yet elegant charm is reflected in vaulted ceilings with exposed wood beams, terracotta tile and hanging pottery mingling with table settings of fine china and lavish floral arrangements. From the scenic lakeside patio, guests can view the spectacular fountain show that performs nightly. It’s one of the most romantic restaurants in Las Vegas. It’s a perfect place for any special occasion celebration.
On this visit, I got to tried some of my favorite dishes here such as Foie Gras au Torchon, Japanese Wagyu Filet Mignon Symphony of Vegetables, Colorado Lamb, Poached Oysters Garnished with Osetra Caviar, Pan Seared U-10 Day Boat ScallopPotato Mousseline and Jus de Veau, and more. The lamb and Oyster used to be my favorite dishes to indulge here, not this time, the Sautéed Ruby Red Shrimp, Roasted Zucchini, Crispy Artichoke, Tomato Confit and Piquillo Pepper Vinaigrette got me at the first bite. The shrimp was fresh, the broth was light, citrusy, sweet, yet tasty and full of flavor. I picked up the gigantic plate, and drank to the last drop. This is probably one of my favorite dishes of this spring in Las Vegas.
Picasso at Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas
HOURS: Dinner, Wednesday – Monday 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
RESERVATIONS: 1. 702.693.8865
Manda Bear has a passion for food and wine as a very young age. She’s currently with Dep Lifestyle Magazine San Francisco Bay Area, as a publisher and contributor @DepLifestyleMag @DiningOutVegas @FabMediaSF. She also contrinbuted for Drink Me Magazine www.DrinkMeMag.com, Viet Press USA, Studio 14 Magazine, DiningOut Magazine in the San Francisco Bay Area.
She’s a certified level II Sommelier at www.VintageWineMerchants.com on Santana Row in Silicon Valley. She’s also a PR/brand ambassador for hospitality, food, and wine industry, as well as a Social Media consultant for high tech companies in Silicon Valley. She has traveled to dine at hundreds of Michelin Star/James Beard Award winning restaurants around the world.