You know him as the creator of the Cronut, and now James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Dominique Ansel is set to debut Dominique Ansel Las Vegas inside Caesars Palace on Friday, Oct. 21. The first 100 guests will receive a commemorative gift in celebration of the opening.
“We’re thrilled to open our newest shop at Caesars Palace and be back out West,” says Chef Ansel, in a press release. “In addition to bringing some of our signatures from New York, I’m most excited to launch our newest creations for everyone. Like each of our shops around the world, we’ve developed a collection of pastries that will be exclusive to Las Vegas, and I can’t wait to meet everyone and share what we’ve created with you all.”
In addition to the famous Cronut (each month, the shop will offer a fresh Cronut flavor available only at Caesars Palace!), Dominique Ansel Las Vegas will dish up the the best-selling DKA (Dominique’s Kouign Amann), French viennoiserie and the new “Lucky 7” collection of pastries.
Symbolizing good fortune and created exclusively for Caesars Palace, the new “Lucky 7” collection includes:
Lucky Penny Pig: Milk chocolate crémeux, homemade raspberry jam and salted peanut feuilletine are sandwiched between vanilla sablé cookies to create a pig, which is topped with a lucky gilded chocolate penny.
Ladybug: Elderflower mascarpone mousse, fresh strawberry compote, strawberry gelée, fluffy chiffon cake and a lychee meringue make up a mini garden watering can, which is finished with a tiny chocolate ladybug.
Goldfish: Tropical flavors of calamansi coconut mousse, fresh diced mango, mango passionfruit gelée and coconut dacquoise make up a goldfish, complete with hand-painted white chocolate fins.
Four-Leaf Clover: Coffee mousse topped with hazelnut dacquoise, dark chocolate crémeux and crispy feuilletine create a four-leaf clover.
Fortune Cookie: A sablé Breton base is topped with jasmine tea crémeux and lemon curd. A white chocolate “fortune” sticks out of the cookie, wishing luck in Las Vegas.
Feather: A vanilla sablé cookie is topped with chestnut mousse, banana jam, orange marmalade and banana cake and is garnished with a white chocolate feather.
Evil Eye Éclair: A classic French éclair is filled with cassis jam and Valrhona Caramelia whipped ganache.
The inviting, whimsical Dominique Ansel Las Vegas will offer a retail area and café-style seating for 20. Chef Ansel’s pastries will be baked fresh daily in the new state-of-the-art kitchen. Dominique Ansel Las Vegas will be open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday through Sunday.
For more information, visit caesars.com.
Photo credit: Evan Sung