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Picasso Las Vegas

Picasso Las Vegas


Picasso Restaurant

Combine original Picassos (totaling over $30 million), the famous Bellagio fountains, vibrant flowers, with exquisite food and you get the Picasso. Award-winning executive chef Julian Serrano completes your sensory experience with what can only be described as edible works of art. Diners may choose between a four-course prix fixe menu and a five-course menu degustation. The bonus is Julian Serrano is actually in the kitchen, a unique feature in the upscale Las Vegas restaurants. Picasso is one of the finest restaurants in the world and is an opportunity not to be missed.

Picasso has received the distinquished AAA Five Diamond Award of Excellence for 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. Restaurant reviewers for the popular Zagat Las Vegas Restaurant Survey voted Picasso “Most Popular Restaurant” in Las Vegas in 2002.

Cuisine: French-Spanish

Prices: Four-course prix fixe menu, (French for “fixed price”) $90; five-course menu degustation, (French for “a tasting or sampling”) $100

Reservations: recommended by calling (702) 693-7223

Attire: Jackets are recommended. No smoking.

Best Table: any in the front that face the Bellagio fountains and the Paris Las Vegas casino’s Eiffel Towel

Wine list: extensive but with high mark-up, corkage, $35

Sample Menu:

Poached Oysters Garnished with Osetra Caviar, Sauce Vermouth

Warm Quail Salad with Sautéed Artichokes, Pine Nuts

Boudin of Fresh Lobster, Shrimp and Scallops with Sofrito and Nantua Sauce

Sautéed Filet of Black Bass with Saffron Sauce and Cauliflower Mousseline

Sautéed Filet of Center Cut Medallions of Australian Swordfish

with Court-Bouillon Sauce and Fresh Herbs

Roasted Pigeon Crust of Honey, Walnuts and Almonds with Wild Rice Risotto

Sauteed Filet of Canadian Halibut with Purple Peruvian Potatoes Carpaccio and Mushroom Duxelle

Aged Lamb Rôti with Crust of Truffles and Au Jus

Hours: Wednesday-Monday, 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Closed Tuesday

Reservations Recommended by calling (702) 693-7223

Picasso Restaurant

Located at the Bellagio Hotel

3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Bellagio

702-693-8105


Wynn Collection of Art

Wynn Collection Las Vegas


The Wynn Collection of Art was located in a small gallery inside the Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas. The display offered a glimpse at works by Picasso, Cezanne, Vermeer, Rembrandt and Gauguin. The collection features 16th- to 20th century works of art, including Pablo Picasso’s “Le Reve.” The gallery was small but the art inside was of the highest quality to found in Las Vegas.

The rumors circulating were true and the Wynn Collection gallery did close. Now you can see the Wynn collection artwork scattered inside the Wynn resort. The centerpiece of the collection was the famed Picasso piece Le Reve which Wynn purchased  in1997 for $48 million and some change. A sale was pending on the artwork for an estimated $139 million dollars when Wynn accidentally stuck his elbow through the canvas while showing it off. Sadly, the damage canceled the sale. After a $90,000 repair, the painting is now appraised at 85 million, still a substantial increase from his $48 million purchase price.

He recently spent over $35 million on pieces by the artist J. M. W. Turner as well as a record high price purchase for a Rembrandt.

Visit this link for more information on the Wynn Resort.


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