Here's a look at what Daniel Boulud plans to serve up at his DB Brasserie, opening at the Venetian in May. Boulud confirms that former Marche Bacchus executive chef David Middleton will helm the kitchen of his 280-seat restaurant that will be open daily for lunch and dinner.
Expect to find Boulud's favorite French dishes, include poissons fumes (smoked fish), pissaladière (a pizza-like dish made on focaccia), poulet croustillant (crispy chicken) and his infamous "Original DB Burger" as well as chocolate and salty peanut bombe and apple tatin for dessert.
Of interest here is the 300 wines offered. "One section will honor the great classics of California, while another showcases the newest generation of winemakers responsible for opening the public's eyes to domestic varieties beyond the classic Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blends," a press release notes. Of course, the French find representation with producers from the Rhone Valley, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Alsace, the Loire Valley and the great Southern regions of Provence, the Languedoc and Roussillon on the menu.[Renderings: Jeffrey Beers International]
Eater Vegas first revealed renderings of the space, designed by Jeffrey Beers International, in February. DB Brasserie features two private dining rooms, as well as a casual bar and lounge, taking inspiration from historic Art Nouveau brasseries in France. Travertine limestone panels decorate the exterior, a nod to France's classic brasseries.
Inside the restaurant find a faux-skylight much like those found in classic Beaux-Arts train stations overhead. Other decorative details include custom blackened steel panels, laser cut with a custom-designed Art Nouveau-inspired decorative pattern that frame a grid of glass ceiling panels and Art Nouveau-style brass globe pendant light fixtures. Custom cement green and white tile in a hexagonal pattern line the bar and several dining areas, while an oak wood floor sits underneath the skylight.
DB Brasserie plans to be open daily from 11 a.m. until midnight.
Boulud returns to Vegas after a four-year absence. His former DB Brasserie at Wynn Las Vegas reigned over the Lake of Dreams there for five years before closing in 2010.
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