The opening of Daniel Boulud’s newest venture to add to his bustling empire — db Brasserie at The Venetian in Las Vegas — officially kicked off on April 24th. The inspiration, a modern-day French brasserie, brings Boulud back to The Strip. The grand opening was held last night, a ribbon-cutting event filled with a who’s who crowd. Boulud, a slew of notable chefs — including Thomas Keller, Jean-Georges Vongerichte and Nobu Matsuhisa — and hotel and restaurant personnel were all in attendance.
Of the new concept, which was a co-collaboration with Executive Chef David Middleton, Chef Daniel Boulud said, “Like me, ‘the brasserie’ was born in France, but has traveled the world. I wanted to create a menu with my favorite French dishes, charcuterie, shellfish — all the ‘brasserie staples’ — and international flavors from my travels that are a bit exotic and transporting.”
Dishes on the menu include Boulud’s take on Escargots Spätzle, Poissons Fumés, as well as new items like Hamachi Cru (eggplant-cumin aigre doux, finger lime, harissa, shallots) and Tunisian Lamb (roasted chop, merguez sausage, couscous, lemon braised spinach and chickpeas, with red pepper tagine).
The restaurant includes 280 seats, along with two private dining rooms, and a casual bar and lounge.