Las Vegas (August 13, 2015) – Lago by Julian Serrano, the highly acclaimed Italian small plates concept that debuted in April at Bellagio Resort & Casino, will introduce lunch and brunch experiences to be enjoyed with unparalleled views of the iconic Fountains of Bellagio. James Beard Award-winning Chef Julian Serrano has re-conceptualized his celebrated recipes for a light and delicious approach to daytime dining.
“It’s exciting for me to be able to explore my passion for food in new ways and to translate the Italian small plates concept into exceptional lunch and brunch dishes,” said Serrano. “The bold flavors, customized menu options and unprecedented view of the Bellagio Fountains will create an exquisite mid-day dining experience for guests.”
Beginning Friday, Aug. 14, guests will have the choice of enjoying a three-course prix-fixe menu for $28 or selecting dishes à la carte, making Lago the ideal place for a quick power lunch or leisurely experience. Chef Serrano’s creative specialties will include lighter portions of Lago’s popular small plates in addition to paninis, salads and entrees.
Highlights of Lago’s lunch menu include:
- Lasagna Verde, delicate pasta layered with four cheeses and spinach;
- Insalata di Mare, a fresh seafood salad made with shrimp, lobster, clams, calamari, scallops and julienned vegetables and tossed in a light grapefruit dressing;
- Polpettone, a panini with house-made meatballs, fresh tomatoes and mozzarella sandwiched between focaccia bread;
- Salmone, pistachio-crusted salmon served with grilled tomatoes, rapini and drizzled with red wine sauce.
Lago brunch will invite guests to revel in an unforgettable three-course feast for $38 per person beginning Sunday, Aug. 30. The prix-fixe meal begins with a basket of freshly baked pastries for the table full of Zeppoles, Bombolones, Cinnamon Rolls and more. Visitors can then choose a dish from inventive antipasti including Raviolone, a pasta pocket filled with truffle ricotta and topped with an egg yolk and summer truffle butter sauce; Shredded Salmon Salad with apples, candied walnuts and pesto; and Duck and Polenta, braised pulled duck meat served with cheesy, soft polenta. The next course is filled with Italian twists on brunch staples such as Eggplant Parmesan Benedict, eggplant parmesan topped with a poached egg; Nonna’s Frittata made with baked eggs, fresh vegetables and mozzarella; and Pizzetta with Italian cured granciale, ricotta and egg yolk. Brunch-goers complete their meal with decadent dessert choices ranging from a classic Tiramisu to Panettone Pudding and Nutella Crespelle.
Lago brunch will replace Jasmine’s Fountains Brunch, scheduled to offer its final dining experience Sunday, Aug. 30.
Lago is located off the casino floor next to Hyde Bellagio. Hours of Operation are as follows:
- Lunch: Monday – Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- Dinner: Sunday - Thursday, 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. - midnight
- Brunch: Sunday, 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
For complete menus and high resolution images of Lago’s lunch and brunch items, visit the MGM Resorts International Newsroom.
Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, 8 ½-acre lake in which fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet. Award-winning dining, a world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the stunning performance of “O,” by Cirque du Soleil, a sumptuous spa and salon and exclusive luxury shopping all work together to compose the symphony that is Bellagio. Bellagio is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).