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Chef Daniel Boulud Celebrates Grand Opening of db Brasserie inside The Venetian Las Vegas

May 11, 2014 by  



Chef Daniel Boulud with his custom Welcome “Back” to Las Vegas cake by Buddy “The Cake Boss” Valastro, backed by showgirls of course!
After sabering off the start of Uncork’d week in Las Vegas Thursday afternoon, Chef Daniel Boulud headed to his new restaurant db Brasserie located inside The Venetian Las Vegas as master chefs gathered to celebrate the renowned chef’s return to Las Vegas (Pictured: Chef Daniel Boulud with Welcome “Back” to Las Vegas cake – Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com)

Buddy “The Cake Boss” Valastro, Chef Daniel Boulud and the custom cake Buddy made

Buddy “The Cake Boss” Valastro, Chef Daniel Boulud and the custom cake Buddy made

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com.

The evening began with a reception in the bar and lounge before a ribbon cutting with Chef Daniel Boulud, Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation Sheldon Adelson, Dr. Miriam Adelson and other hotel and restaurant executives ceremoniously opened the main dining room.

Vice President of Food & Beverage for The Venetian and The Palazzo Sebastien Silvestri, Chef David Middleton of db Brasserie, Chef Daniel Boulud, Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation Sheldon Adelson, Dr. Miriam Adelson, db Brasserie General Manager Chris Eagle (back) and President and COO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation Michael Levin

Vice President of Food & Beverage for The Venetian and The Palazzo Sebastien Silvestri, Chef David Middleton of db Brasserie, Chef Daniel Boulud, Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation Sheldon Adelson, Dr. Miriam Adelson, db Brasserie General Manager Chris Eagle (back) and President and COO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation Michael Levin

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com.

Following the ribbon cutting, guests mingled and enjoyed champagne and Dalmore signature cocktails while tasting a selection of items from the db Brasserie menu including signature dishes such as escargot spaetzle, Hamachi cru, grilled swordfish, Tunisian Lamb duo and spiced lamb flatbread among other creations.

The property chefs of the Venetian Las Vegas surround Chef Daniel Boulud and Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation Sheldon Adelson

The property chefs of the Venetian Las Vegas surround Chef Daniel Boulud and Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation Sheldon Adelson

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com.

An array of sweet treats including almond and strawberry tartelettes, mini versions of the pistachio-cherry sundae and warm madeleines all complimented the brasserie classics.

Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation Sheldon Adelson greeting Chef Daniel Boulud

Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation Sheldon Adelson greeting Chef Daniel Boulud

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com.

Guests were treated to a surprise when Buddy “The Cake Boss” Valastro, who also has Buddy V’s Ristorante and Carlo’s Bakery on the Venetian property, arrived in true Vegas style with a showgirl on each arm to present Daniel with a welcome “back” to Las Vegas cake.

Chef Thomas Keller, Larry Ruvo and Daniel Boulud toast from the celebratory bottle of champagne from Southern Wine and Spirits

Chef Thomas Keller, Larry Ruvo and Daniel Boulud toast from the celebratory bottle of champagne from Southern Wine and Spirits

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com.

Guests included chefs Thomas Keller, Jean-Georges Vongerichte, Nobu Matsuhisa, Paul Bartolotta, Francois Payard and Sam “Sammy D” Demarco, host of Travel Channel’s “Chow Masters.”

Chef Daniel Boulud chats up Chef Sam “Sammy D” DeMarco, star of Travel Channel’s “Chow Masters”

Chef Daniel Boulud chats up Chef Sam “Sammy D” DeMarco, star of Travel Channel’s “Chow Masters”

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com.

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Chef Daniel Boulud

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Chef Daniel Boulud

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com.

Chef Daniel Boulud, Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation Sheldon Adelson, Chef Thomas Keller at the entrance to db Brasserie

Chef Daniel Boulud, Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation Sheldon Adelson, Chef Thomas Keller at the entrance to db Brasserie

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com.

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