The details of chef Daniel Boulud’s return to Las Vegas have finally been confirmed. He will reopen his DB Brasserie (which closed at Wynn in 2010) this May in The Venetian. The contemporary French restaurant will occupy the space that previously housed Valentino. David Middleton, previously of Marche Bacchus, will serve as executive chef.
In a statement announcing the opening, Boulud promised the restaurant “will buzz with people enjoying charcuterie, shellfish, my favorite French dishes, and fine wines.” Among those dishes will be his signature DB Burger—generally credited as the first celebrity chef gourmet hamburger—made with sirloin, braised short ribs, foie gras and black truffles. Other dishes on the menu will include the French classics with American influence he’s known for, such as poissons fumes, pissaladi ère and poulet croustillant, while the wine list will feature around 300 selections.