Its name comes from the ancient Celtic name for Paris, the birthplace of French gastronomy. Lutèce is one of the jeweled pinnacles in the world of fine dining in which all others strive. Eberhard Müller, the successor of Andre Soltner at the famed Lutèce in New York, is bringing his brand of French Cuisine to The Venetian. The menu is ripe with modern French delicacies and solid classic influences that combine the best of classic, familial and newer French cuisines. Chef Müller will bring a menu similar to that of his Lutèce in New York, but he promises a more progressive list of choices. Among the highlights, a nightly prix fixe menu degustation-a true "Tour de Force" of courses.
Chef de Cuisine will be Robert Kirchoff who will head up this new Las Vegas establishment. To compliment the innovative menu will be an equally tantalizing wine cellar featuring selections of top-producers with emphasis on French and American vintners, complete with a knowledgeable sommelier.
This haute French bistro is synonymous with perfect quality - from the impeccable freshness of ingredients to the exquisite presentation of food to the seamless manner in which it is served. Chef Müller has created a leaner, more modern approach to the classic French traditions, typified by a selection of appetizers such as a salad of tender lobster and mango or uncooked slices of Atlantic salmon with a tomato-coriander coulis and entrees ranging from pheasant and beef short ribs slow-braised in dark beer with creamy mashed potatoes to Maine sea scallops in a warm black-truffle vinaigrette and roasted lobster, shelled and bathed in cognac butter.
Lutèce, which will be located on the Casino level, will seat 95 inside and 65 out on the terrace and will be open for lunch and dinner.