James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Dominique Ansel is bringing his culinary talents to Caesars Palace Las Vegas next year with the opening of Dominique Ansel Las Vegas, slated to open in the summer of 2022.

Chef Ansel is responsible for creating some of the most famous pastries in the world, including the Cronut. The following signature items will make their Las Vegas debut at Dominque Ansel Las Vegas:

  • Cronut – The croissant-doughnut hybrid first launched in 2013 and quickly became one of the most virally talked about dessert items in history.
  • DKA (Dominique’s Kouign Amann) – Similar to a caramelized croissant, the DKA features tender, flaky layers inside and a caramelized crunchy crust outside.
  • Cookie Shot – A warm chocolate chip cookie shaped like a shot glass, filled to order with a homemade cold-infused Madagascan vanilla milk.
  • Frozen S’mores – With a center of Madagascan vanilla bean ice cream covered in crispy chocolate feuilletine, the Frozen S’mores are then wrapped in honey marshmallow and torched to order, served on a smoked willow wood branch for that authentic campfire flavor.

“I’m thrilled to be heading out West and opening a new shop in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace next year. We’ve known the Caesars team for several years and truly believe that we’re aligned in quality and creativity to bring something special to visitors and locals alike,” says Dominique Ansel. “We’re quite conservative in where we choose to grow and open our shops, and at the end of the day, it’s all about the team you build. There’s so much talent in Las Vegas and we’re excited to be amongst some of the best. As with all our shops, we’ll be developing brand new items inspired by our new home and limited-edition exclusives just for Las Vegas, so expect some delicious surprises.”

“Our relationship with Dominique dates back many years and we’ve long spoken about bringing his incredible talent to Las Vegas. We are delighted that the time is right to create something true to Dominique’s incredible vision and unique to Caesars Palace,” says Caesars Entertainment Regional president Sean McBurney. “For more than fifty-five years, Caesars Palace has brought extraordinary experiences to our guests. We’re proud of our legacy in the food and beverage space, and we know Dominque Ansel Las Vegas will raise the bar, yet again, with its innovative creations and unforgettable confections.”