Julian Serrano, one of Aria's signature restaurants, brings an updated twist to classic Spanish cuisine- tapas style. I love the concept of sharing lots of little plates, that way I can try a little bit of everything.
Dinner at Julian Serrano was one of the best dining experiences I've ever had- it's a upbeat environment that is a little noisy with a great mix of people. Perfect for a group dinner, or in our case, a girlfriend getaway.
The dinner started off with my favorite plate of the evening- Tuna-raspberry skewer (ahi tuna, “molecular” raspberry, wasabi & sesame seed).
And from there, it was a world-wind of tasty little bites...
Traditional Spanish chicken croquetas (chicken & béchamel)
Brava potatoes (spicy tomato & alioli sauce)
Lobster-pineapple skewer (lobster tail, “molecular” pineapple & Sesame oil)
Seared scallop (romesco sauce)
Beef and cheese (prime tenderloin, cheese, honey & pecans)
Valenciana Paella (chicken, rabbit, spanish pork chorizo, vegetables & saffron rice)
Churros with spicy chocolate dipping sauce
Crema Catalan (Spanish Creme Brulee )
Santiago's Cake (almond cake, turron ice cream, caramelized nuts)
By the end of the meal, we were stuffed...in a good way! Everything was truly superb. While we had a grand tasting of many items on the menu, an affordable pre-theater dinner is available for $45 when purchased with show tickets. When you're in Vegas, I can't recommend Julian Serrano enough.
After dinner, it was time for a show. Can you guess where we headed next?
Cirque du Soleil's VIVA Elvis
Because a trip to Vegas isn't complete without seeing the "King of Rock and Roll".
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Special thanks to Julian Serrano at Aria for providing our meal