Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
Simon Bisson
sbisson

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Dinner with Picasso

Keeping with yesterday's champagne theme (first, brunch, then the helicopter ride), yesterday evening started with a kir royale...

We'd walked down The Strip to the Bellagio, another of the theme resorts, where we'd booked a table at its Picasso restaurant. Like many of jonhoneyball's dining suggestions over the years, this one was another hit. A subtle and tasteful place (yes, in Vegas!), Picasso sits by the Bellagio's lake. While you eat, the lake's dancing fountains leave bright patterns in the night sky, a new constellation of water and light. The restaurant walls are lined with original Picassos, from sketches and ceramics, to huge canvases.

We ate from the chef's tasting menu, a selection of dishes and wines...

Being a rude tourist, I asked for a copy of the menu...

Jonah Crab Salad, with apple-champagne vinaigrette.
2002 Leeuwin Estate, Art Series, Riesling, Margaret River, Australia
Roasted U-10 Day Boat Scallops, with potatoes mouselline and jus de veau.
2000 Domaines Schumberger, les Princes Abbes, Pinot Gris, Alsace
Roasted Steak de Foie Gras, with poached apples, port braised rhubard and covered in rosted pistachios.
2000 Maculan, Torcolato, Bregenze, Veneto
Aged Lamb Roti, with crust of truffles, parmesan potatoes and au jus.
2001 A. Fernandez, Codado de Haza, Ribera del Duero
Dessert

Mmmm... Wonderful food and wines.

Walking back we watched the volcano erupt outside the Mirage. A surreal end to the day...
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 6 comments