"I've seen guests, they have four-courses of the quail, even for dessert! This is true story.."
–Chef Julian Serrano
As a thirteenth time recipient of the AAA Five Diamond Award, Executive Chef Julian Serrano's menu is inspired by the regional cuisine of France and Spain where Pablo Picasso spent much of his life. The restaurant boasts a wine cellar stocked with more than 1,500 selections from the finest European vineyards. Picasso masterpieces, as well as a collection of his charming ceramic pieces, further delight the senses of diners enjoying the Picasso experience.
Guests may also enjoy Chef Serrano's renowned fare outdoors while taking in views of the Las Vegas Strip. Combining the romance and beauty of the Fountains of Bellagio with Picasso's impeccable cuisine, provides guests an incredible dining experience. The outdoor patio is open seasonally with 16 tables, accommodating 56 guests. Based on seasonal changes, cool misters or heat lamps are available for guest comfort.
Award-winning Chef Julian Serrano brings his memorable Mediterranean cooking to Bellagio as Executive Chef of Picasso. Serrano earned the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award twice as "Best Chef in the Southwest" in 2002 and "Best Chef of California" in 1998 and is regarded as one of the finest culinary talents in the nation.
Although of Spanish descent, Serrano has an affinity for French cuisine. Serrano completed most of his training in the gourmet rooms of France and, once a year, finds himself there in search of new inspirations, much like the master from which his newest restaurant takes its name, Pablo 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.
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.
Featured on Picasso's menu are some of Serrano's signature creations including Roasted U-10 Day Boat Scallops, Lamb with truffle crust and Medallions of Fallow Deer. The restaurant boasts a wine cellar stocked with more than 1,400 bottles from the finest European vineyards.
Picasso is a thirteen-time recipient of the AAA Five Diamond Award.