Monday, August 24, 2009

Anniversary Dinner at Daniel Boulud Brasserie

On August 8th, we celebrated our first year anniversary dinner at the Michelin-starred French brasserie of Daniel Boulud. The restaurant is situated on the renowned Lake of Dreams at the Wynn Resort & Country Club. I selected this restaurant because I liked the romantic atmosphere alongside French comfort food.

The restaurant is located on the first floor where you have to take an escalator down to the lower level. As you're going down the escalator, you see these whimsical umbrellas.

We had the option to sit out on the patio or indoors. We decided to sit indoors since we didn't want the Vegas heat to affect our dinner. This is the view from our table overlooking the Lake of Dreams (see the little person/statue in the lake). I liked where we sat since the table was secluded from other diners. It seemed like we were dining like royalty.

Cocktails! On the right is a Watermelon Mojito and to the left is a Blueberry Lavender Lemonade. Before we decided on our entrees, our server brought out a basket of a variety of breads. I thought I took a photo before we devoured the entire basket.

Here is what we ordered:

Lobster Bisque - $20

Foie Gras au Torchon - $20
fleur de sel, four spice, armagnac

Something unexpected popping out from the lake. Yah, that's a full blown alien head with no facial features. Love it! I tell you, only in Vegas.

Scottish Salmon - $34
asparagus, meyer lemon, breakfast radish

The Original NY DB Burger - $32

9 oz. sirloin burger stuffed with braised short ribs, foie gras, and black truffle

parmesan bun, french fries

Lastly, dessert! I had the Wynn Cake Room design a custom cake to fit the occasion. I didn't want to mimic the top tier of our wedding cake because I wanted to see how creative their cake artisans can be. They definitely blew us away with what they came up with. The pleating symbolized the pleating on my wedding dress and the phalaenopsis orchids were similar to the bouquet I carried.

Here is a close up on the orchids. I requested that the entire cake be edible. The orchids were done in gum paste.

After taking hundreds of pictures of the cake, the server took it back to the kitchen to have it cut. The kitchen was nice enough to plate the cake slices with a quenelle of raspberry sorbet. The cake flavor was similar to our wedding cake: Vanilla Sponge with vanilla creme and fresh raspberries.

The cake was a nice touch to a completely perfect anniversary dinner and weekend. Can't wait to plan next year's anniversary dinner. Each year will definitely top the previous year. Someday we hope to try out the Menu Degustation at Joël Robuchon at the Mansion.

Things to know:
  • Complimentary valet at the Wynn & Ensore resorts.
  • You must call Wynn Concierge or the restaurant to make reservations at 702.248.3463.
  • A Tasting menu is unavailable. Appetizers range from $12-$20. Entrees from $28-$95. Menu found here.
  • Cocktails are pretty expensive, ranges from $12-$14.
  • Custom cake orders can be made through the Wynn Cake Room. Call the Wynn Concierge or email the Wynn Catering department at: 6" cake round with fondant costs $50, additional customization starts at $19 and up.
  • Book reservations after 7pm or at dusk to view the show on the Lake of Dreams.
Daniel Boulud Brasserie
3131 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109-1967


Helen T said...

That looks spectacular at every level. I love that they made you a cake to your request, and that it was so exquisite. When I ever get to Vegas looks like this should be a place to eat!

phi-style said...

O. M. G. I love your blog! I have not eaten at Daniel Boulud but as any good foodie knows, it is on my list! the foie looks amazing....

Anshika said...

What a time you must have had on your anniversary, eating such delicious culinary delights.

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