I had the pleasure of dining with db BRASSERIE Saturday evening and must say I’m pleased. After Boulud’s departure from Wynn Las Vegas in 2010 I feared I would be forced to travel away from Las Vegas to enjoy his cuisine, I couldn’t have been more wrong.
db BRASSERIE, a home for Boulud at Venetian that opened last week Thursday, is a contemporary French restaurant featuring single Edison bulbs mounted to antique brass fixtures, travertine limestone panels at the entrance and four-panel, 12-foot-wide exterior doors that open to the casino. An open yet elegant and sophisticated space.
Stealing from Clint Eastwood’s playbook, let’s discuss “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”
THE GOOD. We started with the Assiette De Fromages (a cheese plate with quince preserves, nuts cranberry bread) and I neglected all but the blue cheese as it was so delicious. She had the Crabe & Avocat (dungeness crab, fennel, avocado grapefruit, pink peppercorn, mint) and I had the Saint Jacques à la Provençale (seared sea scallops, stewed sweet peppers, baby zucchini green olives, pine nut persillad) – both were delicious. I speak with limited breadth on the Crabe & Avocat, however, the Saint Jacques à la Provençale was very flavorful with each bite; yet not spicy. Even more delightful, Chef David Middleton was about the floor and was very available to all. Refreshing.
THE BAD. One of the team experienced a leaking coffee pot. Not too shabby in my book.
THE UGLY. db BRASSERIE is located next to a bar that, during my visit, blasts 80’s rock music. Exiting db BRASSERIE, such an elegant space, I did not expect to exit and here Twisted Sister raging; I can’t say this proximity is ideal.
One can’t slight Daniel Boulud for a leaking coffee pot and hair band bar next door, db BRASSERIE is all aces in my book.
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