Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Daniel Boulud Brasserie @ Wynn Las Vegas


I've been quite busy have not had time to update my blog. I still have 3-4 more places to write about from my last trip to Vegas so here goes....

Daniel Boulud is best known for his Restaurant, Daniel, in New York City. He opened The Brasserie at Wynn Las Vegas in 2005 and has been a place to eat and be seen in Vegas ever since. The place is a modern version of a typical French Brasserie, and if I am not mistaken, is a 1 Star Michelin Restaurant.

I had made a reservation for 6:30 since I was alone and wanted to eat early and head back to my Hotel. As I arrived, more than half the restaurant was already taken, and 30 minutes after it was full. For starters, I had a glass of their house white wine, a Sancerre. With that, I was served a little appetizer of creamed Blue cheese wrapped with a thin type of mushroom topped with arugula.



For my first course, I opted for the ESCARGOTS - Burgundy snails, chicken oyster, hazelnut spatzle. I love escargot and this one was exceptionally good. Simple Escargot Bourguignonne with bits of crispy Duck (that's what I thought) and was really enjoying until I discovered the poached egg beneath the salad...wonderful. I very much enjoyed this with my Sancerre and wiped out the whole plate.




For main, I was seriously thinking of ordering again the Steak Tartare but decided not to since I had too much of it already so instead, I had my second favorite, Crispy Duck Confit - with foie gras crouton, braised red cabbage, quince. Another exceptional dish which I enjoyed with a glass of Cotes du Rhone (it was wine by the glass and I can't remember what label it was), but definitely I think it was a perfect match for my Duck. Very crispy Duck perfectly done, and the Foie Gras Crouton - more like a Foie croqueta was incredible. The braised Red Cabbage gave the dish the contrast it needed and was eventually also all wiped out.



I did not have any more space for desert so I just had a double espresso and enjoyed the Light and Fountain show of the Hotel. By the time I was done and paying, the restaurant was complete full house and people waiting outside to try to get a table. Even if I was alone, I had a great time enjoying the food and wine. Definitely this was one of the better places I ate in Vegas....

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Noel said...

I know I've mentioned this before, but that escargot dish looks absolutely exquisite. The picture showing the poached egg oozing underneath is do die for. I'll see if Marc can approximate this for us.

Were there mushrooms in the dish? I can't be sure from the picture, but I imagine mushrooms would go very in this dish.

mrs lavendula said...

the poached egg in that dish is mouth watering and the description of the duck! wow! let me know if there is a version of that in manila coz im sure to try it out!

Miguel said...

Thanks Orland...

Miguel said...

Noel - yes the Escargot was incredible....when I discovered the egg I was so excited it's like I saw Gold coming out of a faucet hahaha...

You know I think yes there were mushrooms - just can't remember wha type. Maybe Marc can do this for us for that lunch?

Miguel said...

Mrs Lavendula - yes the poached egg with the yolk oozing out was wonderful. I don't know any place that does this but we will to place a special order of this when we go to Gourmand next week.

Noel said...

You know I think yes there were mushrooms - just can't remember wha type. Maybe Marc can do this for us for that lunch?

Great idea. I will ask him.

N

mrs lavendula said...

great! im sure your readers would love to hear how that special order will turn out!

Miguel said...

I will post as soon as I get to try it :)...thanks

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