DB Brasserie is done. Daniel Boulud’s casual, excellent French restaurant at Venetian—opened in the spring of 2014 and named one of Las Vegas Weekly’s best new restaurants that year—is set to close in mid-January. From a statement announcing the closure: “While we have always enjoyed the electric energy of Las Vegas and working among many renowned chefs on the Strip, at this time we want to put all our focus on our other restaurants, our partners, and the future developments of our group.” DB was Boulud’s second Vegas restaurant; the acclaimed chef also operated a brasserie at Wynn Las Vegas from 2005 to 2010.
Nathan Adelson Hospice will hold its 17th annual Wine & Food Tasting Extravaganza on October 20 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Gaudin Porsche on Redwood Street. Wine and food will be supplied by local restaurants. Tickets to the fundraising event start at $75 and can be purchased by calling 702-938-3910.
Red Rock Resort will host its first Hallo-Wine Walk on October 29 from 5 to 8 p.m., allowing guests to experience tasting stations for cocktails and wine at some of its restaurants, including Grand Café, Hearthstone, Libre, 8 Noodle Bar, Salute and T-bones. Tickets start at $39 and can be purchased at any Station Casinos rewards center or at sclv.com.
Venetian’s grand culinary event Ultimo returns December 9-11. The fourth annual extravaganza will be comprised of luxury experiences including a Rolls-Royce driving experience, a hot air balloon ride and Dom Perignon picnic and a Louis Vuitton fashion experience, all built around the Grand Banquet, which will once again be held in Venetian’s Grand Colonnade. Chefs Thomas Keller, Jerome Bocuse, Emma Bengtsson, Curtis Stone, Ming Tsai, Vikram Vij, Pierre Thiam, Paul Bartolotta and Shaun Hergatt will collaborate with various winemakers for the event menu, and tables will be adorned with Lalique glass art. For more information and tickets, visit venetian.com/ultimo.