[FOOD] Picasso (From BluePrint)

I put the photos from the Vegas Trip up on Flickr, and it put me in the mind of this review I did for BluePrint.

Grade:4.8 Shoes

Menu as reviewed:

Peekytoe Crab Salad
with Apple-Champagne Vinaigrette
Roasted U-10 Day Boat Scallops
with Potatoes Mousseline and Jus de Veau
Sauteed Foie Gras
with Dried Organic Sour Cherries
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Aged Lamb R?ti
with Crust of Truffles and Au Jus
Review: For he record the scale is out of 5 shoes. what lost them the 0.2s? Well two things really. The sheer difficulty of eating at the restaurant and the fact that it turns out I mildly dislike Foie Gras. The latter really isn’t their fault, but I’m holding them responsible just the same.

Dining writes:
REVIEW A RESTAURANT

Restaurant: Picasso

Grade:4.8 Shoes

Menu as reviewed:

Peekytoe Crab Salad
with Apple-Champagne Vinaigrette
Roasted U-10 Day Boat Scallops
with Potatoes Mousseline and Jus de Veau
Sauteed Foie Gras
with Dried Organic Sour Cherries
——————————————————————
Aged Lamb R?ti
with Crust of Truffles and Au Jus

Review: For he record the scale is out of 5 shoes. what lost them the 0.2s? Well two things really. The sheer difficulty of eating at the restaurant and the fact that it turns out I mildly dislike Foie Gras. The latter really isn’t their fault, but I’m holding them responsible just the same.

The Decor is just fucking cool. Picasso paintings all about, a ceiling that by all appearances is made of brick, leather, or wicker, or terra cotta pottery, and the brightest flowers I’ve seen in a while.

Outside the window is a very pretty fountain that runs at 15 minute intervals. The only negative to be had on decor comes from the tacky light shows that are distractingly visible when the fountain is not on and make outrageous claims like “Andre-Philippe Gagnon is better than Elvis or MJ, or Van Morrison, or Ray Charles, or Duke Ellington, or a host of other people you have actually heard of.”

Service was nice and attentive, if not a bit odd at times. I personally would have gone for some music, but the restaurant absorbed the sound of the din well enough.

Food was very good and included lots of aditional stuff that the chef just cept slinging out to the table without request. the Food was described as French with northern Spanish influences, but as far as I could tell it was just French with an absence of dairy fat. In fact with the exception of the scallops I could not identify any butter or cream in the meal proper (desert was a different story). Oddly enough, I didn’t miss it. And that’s really saying something.

The other negative I described as the “difficulty” in eating here. Well it is hard. Ignoring the fact that it is quite a few time zones from the base readership of this conference I am assured that one normally needs to make reservations months in advance. The surrounding rooms could not be more distracting annoying and generally unappetizing and the cost is fairly prohibitive. Still, everyone should have a few of these too-expensive meals in their life, or at least find some silly company willing to pay for it.

– Robert “2nd opinion: My spell checker is VERY disdainful of the menu” Morrison
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