David Clawson Restaurant is set to debut tonight in Henderson, hoping to "paint the Picasso," in chef Clawson's culinary career.
The ambition for the compact location is to create "rustic, bold and honest flavors, focusing on the purest ingredients and presented with global influences" and also bring to the neighborhood "first class dining experience with a more casual vibe"
David Clawson's resume includes positions of executive chef at Colorado's Lodge at Vail and Le Méridien San Francisco.
All menu items can be ordered as traditional sized plates or small plates to encourage multiple dishes. And "personalized omakase experiences" of five, eight or "deluxe" courses can be reserved in advance, priced at $60 per guest with $40 wine pairings and rising to the "super deluxe 'omygodse'" price of $195 per guest. The option of the 20-seat "Chef's Counter" will also place guests up close and personal during meal preparations.
Dishes already previewed include trio of confit belly, braised cheek and pork chive dumpling, lamb marinated in sumac and cumin and grilled over mesquite, foie gras, pear and ginger and togarashi ahi, purple yam and bok choy.
Located at 2840 Bicentennial Pkwy. within the Anthem Highlands Shopping Center, they will be open for dinner Tuesday to Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m., on Friday and Saturday from 6 o 11 p.m. and brunch will be served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.