After dining at Jaleo, you just had a huge night out. Partying, drinking, gambling...you know, a typical Vegas evening. So what else would you want to do that next morning when you roll out of bed at noon with an empty stomach and a burning desire to escape the madness...at least for a few peaceful hours? Go to brunch...obviously. Located inside the lovely Venetian hotel, DB Brasserie is exactly that; a beautiful, spacious French bistro that feels like a classic and calming refuge from the constant stimulation of the strip. But of course, this is still Vegas, so you can still get your drink on with $20 Bottomless Mimosa’s, Bellini’s, & Bloody Mary’s. Plenty of booze - cheesy Vegas gimmicks = the perfect weekend brunch. By superstar Chef Daniel Boulud, you can expect sophisticated bites that range from classic French dishes like a Croque Madame to more contemporary offerings, like a Crispy Duck Confit Hash.
The bottomless mimosas are a must. They were delicious, and served as a nice, sophisticated change of pace, in stark contrast to what we drank the previous evening.
We also ordered the sticky buns, because what else would you want when you're a bit hungover? These were some of the best sticky buns I've ever had. Instead of the typical doughy, dense texture, they were actually very light and flaky, with just the right amount of sweetness.
I decided to go for something a bit lighter (as I had already indulged in my fair share of burgers and fries for the weekend), and ordered the Omelette Florentine with smoked salmon. The omelette was really nice-- exactly what you would expect from a classic French preparation. Light, fluffy, and flavorful. Also, the potatoes and greens were great as well. A great option when you need something a bit healthier.
Kyle ordered the Croque Madame, which is exactly what you want when you're hungover, but way more sophisticated. It was fantastic. The exterior was more of a flaky crust than a dense bread, which kept it lighter. Of course, this lightness was overcome by the heaps of cheese and runny egg...in a good way, though. Another fantastic dish.
Overall, the meal was great. It's not a typical Vegas brunch, which makes it even more desirable when you need a break from the madness. But with plenty of boozy options, lighter fare when you've already overindulged, and sophisticated version of your favorite drunk food, it's still the brunch spot of your hungover dreams.