Botero Restaurant – Encore Resort, Las Vegas

 Botero in Encore combines fine art with the flavors of
Chef Mark LoRusso’s masterful menu. Named after Colombian artist Fernando Botero,
this hip restaurant offers a view of his most popular painted works and sculptures.

Whether dining inside or outside on the beautiful patio, you’ll enjoy some of the best steaks and seafood in style with the elegant atmosphere of Botero.

This is the first restaurant we tried during our vegas trip…and wow, what an amazing way to start our vacation! Upon arrival, we were seated at a beautiful table in the outdoor patio area, which is great for people watching because it’s located right outside of XS Nightclub (so you get quite a bit of foot traffic) yet it still feels very intimate & romantic at the same time.

We started out with the Shellfish Tower Appetizer which was an absolute delight. The presentation was incredible, from the Chilled Prawns to the Maine Lobster, King Crab Legs & Oysters…Eyerything was fresh & delicious, served with delicious dipping sauces. What an incredible way to start the evening! Next we tried the Kobe Short Rib Ravioli…WOW…SO Delicious! The savory richness of the kobe beef paired with the freshly rolled pasta & shaved parmesan cheese was outstanding & really hit the spot. We also shared the Brussel Sprout Salad with Crispy pork belly, marcona almonds & parmesan cheese. Everything we ordered was delicious.

Instead of a main course we decided to save room for dessert, and opted for the “Baked Alaska” with Lemon Semifreddo, Madeline Cake, Orange Marmalade and Grapefruit Foam. Almost too pretty to eat…but not quite.