The new “bottomless brunch” at Mott 32 in Las Vegas is truly dim sum and then some. The wild $58-per-person Sunday brunch, which started on January 12 at the high-end Chinese restaurant inside The Palazzo, begins with an assortment of rarefied dim sum, including excellent har gow made with king prawns and garlic chives. Deeply black bamboo-charcoal buns are sugar-coated and filled with barbecue Iberico pork, and there are South Australian scallop dumplings topped with caviar and gold leaf.
Next comes your choice of unlimited signature items that include seafood, meat, soup, rice, noodles, vegetables, and desserts. Standout options include sesame prawn toast and an ultra-luxurious preparation of barbecue Iberico pork that features shaved black truffles along with scrambled eggs. So, yes, Vegas now has a restaurant with all-you-can-eat Iberico pork and truffles.
This experience is a lot more civilized than a buffet. There’s no need to shove people who are asking too many questions and holding up the line at a carving station. You don’t have to start running when you see a hotel pan filled with premium seafood. You order from your server. You have up to two hours to eat as much as you want. For $35, you can add a “free-flow beverage package” with specialty cocktails, Moët and Chandon Champagne, and a mocktail.
To answer what’s probably your primary question: Mott 32’s famous applewood-roasted Peking duck isn’t available at brunch. But at least you can enjoy rice-vermicelli soup with pickled mustard greens and shredded duck as part of your brunch feast. And Mott 32 has plenty of other great brunch options for aggressive carnivores: There’s beef tendon with a soft smoked tea egg; crispy roasted pork belly; fried mashed potatoes with short ribs; and cold free-range chicken with Sichuan peppercorns and chile sauce.
Mott 32, by the way, is next to Majordomo Meat & Fish, where David Chang plans to turn his back room into a “meat house” that might offer a buffet. The Palazzo feels like it could really be the place for all-you-can-eat extravaganzas in 2020.
Mott 32, 3325 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, 702-607-3232