Photos/Video: Chef Daniel Boulud Honored with Dom Perignon Award of Excellence At Unlvino’s Bubble-Licious at The Venetian Las Vegas




On Thursday, April 16, Chef Daniel Boulud received the prestigious Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence during UNLVino’s Bubble-Licious at The Venetian® Las Vegas. The James Beard Award winning chef was surrounded by his esteemed 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.

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UNLVino was cofounded in 1974 by the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration and Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada, the two organizations which continue to sponsor  it today. Over the past four decades, UNLVino has raised several million dollars for scholarships and other academic developmental needs of UNLV students. UNLVino is differentiated through  unparalleled, hands-on student experiences at all levels of event planning, execution and promotion, as well as the impactful funds raised each year – all testaments to the celebratory weekend’s broader purpose – scholarship. For more information, visit or follow @UNLVino_Vegas on Twitter.


The Venetian Las Vegas is one of the world’s most iconic resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold-certified luxury resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas’ most lavish accommodations.  In 2014, TripAdvisor named The Venetian the world’s most extraordinarily designed hotel. The Venetian‘s standard suite is nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room, prompting it to be featured in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “largest standard hotel room in the world.” Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features extensive services for meetings and conventions, in addition to world-class leisure amenities, like Grand Canal Shoppes®, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers; the award-winning Canyon Ranch SpaClub®; best-in-class casino gaming; exquisite restaurants; and a wide variety of entertainment including the party musical “ROCK OF AGES,” Motown® headliners Human Nature, and the all-female comedy series LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premier loyalty program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, hold the distinction of being the first-ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group® global portfolio. For additional information, visit, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at