VEGAS--Diamonds: superior, brilliant, exceptional.
Le Cirque received five, joining the ranks of now three-time
Picasso, and Renoir at The
Mirage. With the addition of Le Cirque to the AAA
Five Diamond family, Bellagio becomes the only resort
in America to house two Five Diamond award-winning restaurants
under one roof.
AAA Five Diamond award is one of the highest compliments
a restaurant or hotel can receive," said Randy Morton,
vice president of Hotel Operations at Bellagio.
"For Bellagio to be given the distinction and to
be home to two Five Diamond restaurants has us all on
cloud nine. Considering the quality of resorts, tremendous
culinary talent and celebrity chefs in Las Vegas, we are
extraordinarily proud of this award that recognizes the
level of commitment each of our employees makes."
Five Diamonds represent a superior level of service, quality
and ambience. Le Cirque is now one of only three restaurants
in Nevada to have earned this honor sharing the distinction
with Picasso at Bellagio and Renoir at The
Mirage. With nearly 19,000 restaurants evaluated each
year, less than one percent earn this esteemed award of
Poidevin, Executive Chef of Le Cirque, said, "We
complete the perfect circle from the minute the reservation
is made to the minute our guests leave the restaurant.
We strive each day to provide an exemplary experience
for each and every guest."
Poidevin matches the colorful and animated surroundings
of Le Cirque with his vibrant French cookery blended with
contemporary influences. Guests can relish in world-class
wines, haute cuisine and luxurious service in an intimate
Cirque is the third restaurant in the MGM MIRAGE family
to earn the AAA Five Diamond Award. Picasso at Bellagio
and Renoir at The
Mirage were awarded the Five Diamond today for the
third consecutive year. The two restaurants made history
in 2001 when they became the first two Five Diamond restaurants
in Las Vegas history.
day, we set out to create special, memorable moments for
our guests," said Julian Serrano, executive chef
at Picasso. "The Five Diamond Award tells us that
we are successful in that goal."
Serrano's memorable, Mediterranean cuisine is inspired
by the regions of France and Spain where Picasso spent
much of his life. Picasso masterpieces, as well as a collection
of his charming ceramic pieces, further delight the senses
of diners enjoying the Picasso experience.
Renoir, Executive Chef Alessandro Stratta uses the finest
ingredients to create signature dishes reflected on each
of his seasonal menus. Guests can indulge in Chef Stratta's
innovative, contemporary French cuisine while admiring
numerous works of art by master painter Pierre-Auguste
an extreme privilege to be honored for doing what you
love," said Chef Stratta. "In what has become
an extraordinary dining scene in Las Vegas, we are proud
to stand apart and define ourselves as a true dining destination."