Picasso Restaurant Review, Las Vegas
Posted by Foodnut.com
3600 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Picasso is a 2 Michelin star restaurant in Bellagio at Las Vegas that show cases many of Picasso’s masterpieces. Chef Serrano’s menu is inspired by the regional cuisine of France and Spain where Picasso spent much of his life. You have the choice of 2 different daily changing prix fixe menus with several options.
Unrivaled Art in a restaurant
Decor, Vibe – Elegant dining room with lots of beautiful flowers and of course some nice paintings!
Several tables on the patio had unobstructed views of the Bellagio fountains and the hourly water show. Diners were food lovers in their 40′s to 60′s.
Menu Pictures (Click to zoom into any picture)
Amuse Bouche of red bell pepper soup and a croquette was a nice complimentary starter.
Ah. Top Notch Bread
Maine Lobster Salad with Apple Champagne Vinagrette had lots of fresh lobster mixed in with fresh greens with a light dressing. Very well done and delicate.
Warm Quail Salad with sauteed artichokes, pinenuts had 4 pieces of delicious deep fried and juicy quail along with a small simple salad of micro greens. The sprinkling of truffles made this dish awesome.
Roasted Langoustine with roasted zucchini, crispy artichoke, tomato confit and piquillo pepper vinagrette was a nice combination but could have used a less zesty sauce to match the tender lobster.
Sauteed filet of black bass ($22) with saffron sauce and cauliflower mousseline was very good. Crunchy crust, great cooking, amazing sauce.
Sauteed A Steak of Foie Gras with Honey muscat poached pears with creme fraiche grastrique, brioche and crushed almonds was very good. Smooth, buttery and a good portion. A recent version at Alexander’s steakhouse was even better than this.
Roasted milk fed veal chop ($50) with rosemary potatoes and au jus was a large bone in piece of veal cooked to a medium rare with a nice crust. Very good veal flavor and au jus gravy.
Sauteed filet of New Zealand Tai Snapper with court bouillon sauce and fresh herbs was very good. The fish was crispy on the surface, yet moist and meaty on the inside. The sauce went extremely well with the crunchy potatoes.
Tournedos of Aged Lamb with roasted peppers, heart of Artichoke was a good sized piece of tender lamb. Crispy surface, medium rare inside, cooked very well.
Warm Chocolate Fondant with Peanut butter swirl ice cream is the best decadent chocolate cake we have had. It re-verified the previous visits memories.
Mojito ($12) was strong and full of fresh mint. They know their cocktails here.
Pan seared Sea Scallop with potato mousseline and Jus de veau had high quality ingredients but the sauce was too overwhelming.
Blood orange and Tangerine sorbet was pretty average dessert. Refreshing but nothing special.
Picasso had top notch service with a server coming by every couple minutes. Even the three kinds of bread they brought by were excellent. We can’t think of another restaurant with this level of food, service, and incredible decor. The food was as good as any French restaurant in San Francisco. If you love fine dining, check this place out, we can easily recommend it. Unlike nearby food mecca Joel Robuchon, you are situated far away from the casino.
Extensive 96 page wine list with glasses from $13, bottles with high markup, $35 corkage.
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