Chef Daniel Boulud received the prestigious Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence during UNLVino’s Bubble-Licious at the Venetian on Thursday. The James Beard award-winning chef was surrounded by colleagues and guests when he was honored for his work as a hospitality industry leader, a recognition bestowed to culinary mavericks by UNLVino.
Chef Daniel Boulud, who has the award-winning restaurant DB Brasserie at the Venetian, said, “This award of excellence is certainly one of the finest awards you can receive if you are in the hospitality industry.”
This is UNLVino 41st annual celebration of wine with the fizzy affair, Bubble-Licious. Guests were treated to a variety of champagnes and sparkling wines under the gorgeous desert sky at The Venetian’s picturesque Doge’s Palace. The Venetian’s world-class eateries, including db Brasserie, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, Lagasse’s Stadium, Carlo’s Bakery and Sushi Samba to name a few also provided hors d’oeuvres.
In addition to his award, chef Boulud was surprised with a belated birthday treat, a lavish cake created by fellow Venetian Las Vegas restaurateur and “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro. Boulud’s birthday is March 25.