So how does Daniel Boulud feel about opening a French brasserie in the same resort as Thomas Keller's Bouchon?
"Thomas is my best friend; he's my longest friend. I'm not trying to compete with Thomas or copy Thomas. Bouchon is certainly a very elegant restaurant. He has an outdoor feeling. My menu here is a little bit more French and eclectic with some Asian and Mediterranean dishes and some American dishes. I enjoy doing casual American dishes like the burgers."
Boulud, who just opened DB Brasserie, says the Venetian and Palazzo "have more people … than a small city in America, so we could have 12 or 15 restaurants without competing with one another. There's room for both of us."
He notes that perhaps the "steak frites are the same, but everything else is different."
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