Not content with just importing American talent for its slew of new restaurants, The Venetian ventured far east to Hong Kong, where Mott 32
has held court on the restaurant scene since 2014. Opened in December in the Palazzo
tower, the Vegas outpost is a maximalist fever dream of arched ceilings, neon, diaphanous chandeliers, and a table made from a vintage roulette wheel. Steamed soup dumplings, duck lettuce cups, and barbecue ibérico
pork buns serve as warm-ups for the star attractions: large-format, status proteins – whole Alaskan king crab two ways ($98 per pound), Imperial bird’s nest soup ($98 per person), braised Japanese abalone with oyster sauce ($398), and more.
David Chang’s original Majordomo
smash landed in Los Angeles so hard in 2018, it sent tremors through the competition. After receiving such lavish praise for its gutsy cooking, it wasn’t much of a surprise when Chang announced he would open an outpost at the Palazzo (coincidentally, next to Mott 32), in the former Carnevino. It’s a fitting address, as Majordomo will carry on the previous occupant’s tradition of serving grand cuts of beef, such as 45-day dry-aged rib eye with cheese fries and smoked whole-plate short rib surrounded by ssam