Yes, there really are genuine Picassos displayed in this restaurant, which is one of the crown jewels of the Bellagio. And the culinary artistry of longtime chef Julian Serrano more than does them justice.
“Serrano is spectacular,” rave Cuisineist’s Elaine and Scott Harris. “He takes the old-school French cuisine and puts his own twist to it.”
The Menu Degustation is the way to go here, delivering five courses that may include a Maine lobster salad, pan-seared U-10 dayboat scallop, sauteed steak of “A” foie gras, dessert and an entree choice of Japanese wagyu filet mignon, sauteed filet of Chilean sea bass or a prime petit filet. If you like, you can follow the lead of Spanish native Serrano and opt for the Iberico Jamon de Bellota.
You can also opt for the smaller prix-fixe menu, which might feature such culinary classics as lobster Thermidor, roasted veal chop or roasted pigeon, or a Serrano specialty, the sauteed medallion of fallow deer. All of which is attended by a standard-setting level of service in an atmosphere of peaceful gentility and -- if you’re lucky -- a view of the Fountains of Bellagio.