David Burke Las Vegas
Almost embarrassingly decadent, a meal at David Burke, the vibrant chocolate brown and purple restaurant in the Venetian, might start with a colossal ostrich eggshell full of lobster scramble, caviar, and crème fraîche, and go on to DB specialties like crisp lobster cocktail infused with chili butter. And leave room for the curious-but-delicious cheesecake lollipop-tree dessert with bubblegum whipped cream. If that’s not enough action, you can watch the chefs in the big, open kitchen.
Tip: If your appetite (or your schedule) can’t handle the production of a full meal, take a seat at the bar below a wall of glowing bricks hewn from pink Himalayan rock salt, and order the Burke in a Box: the delectable bento box collects five dainty portions of the day’s specials for just $38.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.