Bellagio Introduces Luxury Dining Al Fresco At Renowned Picasso Restaurant

New Outdoor Patio Provides Gorgeous Views of Iconic Fountains of Bellagio

LAS VEGAS - As the sweltering summer gives way to a warm and sultry autumn, Picasso introduces Las Vegas' most idyllic location for enjoying an al fresco gourmet meal. Picasso's stunning new outdoor patio overlooks the Fountains of Bellagio, one of the city's most iconic attractions. For more than a decade, Bellagio has offered guests the opportunity to indulge in cuisine seasonally prepared with Spanish influence by James Beard Award-winning Executive Chef Julian Serrano while sitting among Picasso's masterpieces inside the restaurant. Guests now can enjoy Chef Serrano's renowned fare outdoors while taking in views of the Las Vegas Strip.

The outdoor patio will be open year-round with 16 tables, accommodating 56 guests. Based on seasonal changes, cool misters or heat lamps will be available for guest comfort. Reservations for this exclusive dining location are strongly recommended.

"Picasso is the only AAA Five Diamond restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip to offer outdoor patio dining," said Ana Marie Mormando, vice president of Food & Beverage at Bellagio. "We have combined the romance and beauty of the Fountains of Bellagio with Picasso's impeccable cuisine, giving our guests an incredible dining experience."

Executive Chef Julian Serrano said, "The outdoor patio brings another element of grandeur to Picasso. Our guests will spend an unforgettable evening enriched with delicious food and superb wine all while enjoying the outdoor sights and sounds of Las Vegas right from the restaurant."

Seasonal dishes such as Maine Lobster Salad garnished with apple-champagne vinaigrette, Sautéed Filet of Black Bass with cauliflower mousseline and saffron sauce and Roasted Tournedo Loin of Colorado Lamb seasoned with pisto, mint aioli and tempura zucchini flower are just samples of options available on the Picasso menu. A sommelier also is available to enhance the experience with a recommendation from Picasso's award-winning wine list.

For reservations or more information on Picasso, call Bellagio at (866) 259-7111 or visit www.bellagio.com.

About Bellagio Resort & Casino
Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, eight-acre lake, where fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet choreographed to music and lights. Within Bellagio are award-winning dining experiences including two AAA Five Diamond restaurants, Julian Serrano's Picasso and Le Cirque from the renowned Maccioni family. The resort's retail promenade, Via Bellagio, includes the luxury shops of Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Prada, Fred Leighton, Chanel, Dior and Fendi. A world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the stunning "OT" by Cirque du Soleilr, a luxurious spa and salon and an elegant casino all add to the extraordinary Bellagio experience. Bellagio is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts InternationalT (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit www.bellagio.com or call toll free at (888) 987-6667or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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