Imperial Dragonball Cocktail – Hano Hou Sparkling Sake, Jasmine Syrup, Lemon, Lychee
Aurora Cocktail – Ketel One Peach & Orange Blossom, Plum Red Bull, Lemon, Cucumber
Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne
King Prawn Har Gow, Garlic Chive / South Australian Scallop, Garoupa, Caviar & Gold Leaf, Egg White Dumpling / Sugar Coated BBQ Iberico Pork Bun, Bamboo Charcoal / South Australian Scallop, Shrimp, Beetroot Dumplings / Scallop, Taro Croquette / Pan Fried Turnip Cake, Dried Scallops and Shrimp, XO Sauce
Chili Paste, Housemade Chili Oil, Soy Sauce
Hot & Sour Soup with Seafood
Shrimp Wonton Soup
Sweet Cream Corn Soup with Crabmeat
Marinated Cucumber & Garlic
Crispy Roasted Pork Belly, Spicy Mustard
Crispy Prawn Beancurd Roll
Prawn, Crispy Rice Paper Cheung Fun
Cold Free-Range Chicken, Szechuan Peppercorns, Chili Sauce, Peanuts
Rice Vermicelli Soup, Pickled Mustard Green & Shredded Duck
Salt and Pepper Tofu
Sesame Prawn Toast, Autumn Sauce
Pan Fried Glutinous Rice, Chicken, Iberico Pork, Conpoy, Egg
Fried Mashed Potatoes with Beef Short Rib
Barbecue Pluma Iberico Pork with Scrambled Egg & Black Truffle
Sweet & Sour Pork, Aged Black Vinegar, Dragonfruit
Poached Pork Dumpling, Aged Vinegar, Spicy Sauce
Shanghainese Noodles, Dried Shrimp, Tossed with Scallion Oil
Fried Rice, Diced Prawn, Iberico Pork, Asparagus in Yeung Chow Style
Guava Pudding, Sago
Water Chestnut Roll, Coconut Sauce
Fried Chinese Sticky Rice Ball with Pumpkin Paste
Double Espresso, Ice, Sweetener
Opened in December 2018, and quickly making a name for itself as one of Las Vegas’ premier Chinese Restaurants, Mott 32 began the new year with an all-you-can eat Brunch available from 11am until 2pm every Sunday.
Deemed “bottomless,” with a “free-flow beverage package” available for $35 supplement, it is inside the Joyce Wang-designed space that guests are invited to take seats amidst 11,400 square feet of luxury, murals and gold-threaded wall coverings even more opulent in the daylight while a trained violinist keeps pace with classic and contemporary music.
A glorious and multifaceted expanse, with service led by Nathan Grates all but guaranteeing guests a wonderful experience, it is after perusing some thirty items that diners are invited to self-select or defer to servers, though no matter which route is chosen all are encouraged to begin with the Dim Sum sampler comprised of King Prawn Har Gow, delicate South Australian Scallop Dumplings, Iberico Pork Buns and an umami-packed Turnip Cake.
Cutting no corners on the $58-per-person menu, though two items were oddly unavailable throughout the Brunch’s third week, it was while sipping a Sparkling Sake Cocktail that three Soups arrived, the Sweet Corn containing an impressive amount of Crab Meat while Hot & Sour as well as Wontons in clear Consommé built around Shrimp.
Adding Fried Wontons and Marinated Cucumber, the latter ideal for cleansing the palate between more unctuous bites, fans of Pork will be delighted by slices of Belly with crisp Skin, though when considered next to Barbecue Pluma Iberico Pork scrambled with Eggs and Black Truffle or Sweet & Sour Loin with Dragonfruit the choice of which to eat the most of becomes difficult.
Back to Prawns, both Bean Curd Rolls and Cheung Fun successful in their traditional approach, suffice it to say that Mott 32’s Prawn Toast is nothing short of dazzling in terms of texture and taste while Shanghainese Noodles with housemade Scallion Oil and Fried Rice also benefit from the kitchen’s attention to detail.
Entirely waiter service, glasses of Moët & Chandon Champagne or fragrant Aurora Cocktails replenished as necessary with guests never needing to wait at a Buffet line, tongues will definitely need cooling after a plate of Cold Free-Range Chicken or Poached Pork Dumplings, and less-so for lightly tempura’d Tofu.
Not offering the signature Applewood Peking Duck at Brunch, but adding an ample amount of shredded Flesh to Rice Vermicelli Soup, two additional highlights are the Pan Fried Glutinous Rice Cake, or for those less adventurous cubes of tender Short Ribs in rich gravy surrounding a fried ball of creamy Potatoes.
Toqued by Chef Alan Ji, and attuned to Las Vegas’ unique landscape that necessitates accessibility for Americans alongside people hailing from different parts of China, Desserts are distinct but identifiable whether one favors the sweetness of Guava Pudding, subtlety of Water Chestnut Rolls or Donut-like deliciousness of Fried Rice Balls with Pumpkin Paste.
FIVE STARS: Those who’ve been to Mott 32 know it is good, albeit expensive, yet for all the love of Spring Mountain Road none of the Asian spots there are serving Iberico Pork or Dayboat Scallops, let alone Truffles and Wagyu. And with the new 11a-2p Sunday Brunch the Venetian stunner offers an impressive array of made-to-order plates for just $58 and all you care to enjoy, complete with live music in a truly gorgeous room.
RECOMMENDED: Egg White Dumpling, Sugar Coated BBQ Iberico Pork Bun, Pan Fried Turnip Cake, Sweet Cream Corn Soup, Marinated Cucumber & Garlic, Cheung Fun, Cold Free-Range Chicken, Sesame Prawn Toast, Pan Fried Glutinous Rice, Fried Mashed Potatoes with Beef Short Rib, Barbecue Pluma Iberico Pork with Scrambled Egg & Black Truffle, Sweet & Sour Pork, Fried Chinese Sticky Rice Ball with Pumpkin Paste.
AVOID: Beef Tendon and Lotus Root Salad were oddly unavailable on January 26th but no reason why was offered.
TIP: Brunch is Sundays only, 11am until 2pm, with a set $58 menu and no a la carte. Full Menu begins 5pm daily.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.
www.mott32.com/lasvegas or www.venetian.com/restaurants/mott-32.html