A month ago we were hearing that DB Brasserie was not long for the Venetian—today, a rep confirms that the Dinex Group concept will indeed close in January, following the Consumer Electronics Show.
“We have made a common decision with the Sands group that in mid-January 2017 we will be closing db Brasserie at The Venetian. While we have always enjoyed the electric energy of Las Vegas, and working among many renowned chefs on the Strip, at this time we want to put all our focus on our other restaurants, our partners, and the future developments of our group. Sands has been a great partner and we value our relationship and our success together in Singapore with db Bistro & Oyster Bar at the Marina Bay Sands. We look forward to continued success with always the same personal care, passion, and excellence we stand for in all our restaurants.” –Chef Daniel Boulud and the Dinex Group
In the statement, chef Daniel Boulud almost seems to be saying goodbye to Las Vegas as a whole; this is the two-Michelin-star French chef’s second DB Brasserie to open and close in this city. Rumor has it that neighboring Yardbird Southern Table & Bar parent company 50 Eggs will be moving into the Brasserie space in early 2017 with a Latin concept, Chica, out of Miami. Just yesterday, Vegas Seven unveiled renderings of The Dorsey, the sophisticated cocktail lounge with a Sam Ross beverage program that will slide into the former Bourbon Lounge footprint in December. It would seem that the New Year will bring new flavor and faces to the properties’ food and beverage offerings.
Boulud has long been a supporter of property-wide culinary events at the Venetian and the Palazzo, including the extravagant Ultimo Weekend at the property and the U.S. finals for the Bocuse d’Or culinary competition. Of the latter, Boulud has said, “Las Vegas is able to project—internationally—a wonderful image of a city that cares about food in all spectrums.”
Let’s hope it’s not too long before we can welcome the chef back to that city—perhaps the third time will be the charm.