Best Multitasking Restaurateur

Julian Serrano

Photo by Jon Estrada

Photo by Jon Estrada

There are other chefs who have more Las Vegas restaurants than Julian Serrano. But they are generally the fly-in, fly-out celebrities who only visit their kitchens a few times a year. No offense to that lot, but Serrano is cut from a different cloth. The Spanish chef is here full time and can frequently be spotted at any of his three Strip restaurants: the eponymous Julian Serrano in Aria and Picasso and Lago in Bellagio. Moreover, the diversity of the trio—from exquisite Mediterranean fine dining to casual Spanish tapas to a thoroughly innovative Italian small-plates format—provides something for just about every mood, taste and price range.