At Wynn/Encore options abound for great weekend fare
Thu, Jul 14, 2011 (midnight)
Brunch is a given inside any of our casino resorts. In fact, it’s an institution, and the problem with institutions is they’re all functionality and consistency and rarely refreshing and new. When hotel guests stumble downstairs on Sunday morning looking for an easy meal, they know what they’re gonna get. But at Steve Wynn’s twin bronze towers, options abound and none are stale.
The obvious choices are the Buffet, one of the best in town, and the well-known Jazz Brunch at the Country Club. The latter is where chef Carlos Guia’s Southern style shines through with his trademark shrimp and grits and the coffee-is-mandatory French toast bread pudding. But if this brunch is a party (and a sophisticated one it is), remember you can indulge in peaceful luxury at Tableau, where chef David Spero’s pastry basket and house-made elk sausage will blow your mind. What other brunch might include chicken lettuce cups and chocolate chip cookie soufflé?
And the hits keep coming at Encore. For quick and easy, swing through the Lobby Bar Café and snack on a tapas tree with goodies like cheese and bacon croquettes and prosciutto-wrapped, almond-stuffed dates. You might have to hang out here if the brunchtime line is too long at Society Café, where everyone wants to get at chef Kim Canteenwalla’s steak and egg sliders, cheesy mini-quiches and crab cake Benedict. A morning at WynnCore is a dazzling one.
At Wynn: The Country Club’s Cookin’ With Jazz Brunch, Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tableau brunch, Saturday & Sunday, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The Buffet at Wynn Champagne Brunch, Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. At Encore: Society Café breakfast, daily, 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Lobby Bar Café, daily, 6 a.m. until late. For all, call 248-3463.
With world-class dining, shopping, spas, golf and entertainment, there's no shortage of things to do at Wynn. The resort’s aquatic acrobatic show, “Le Reve—The Dream,” a creation by Cirque Du Soleil veteran Franco Dragone and Steve Wynn, will leave guests wanting more with its breathtaking performances that conjure an imaginary world. The Wynn Esplanade offers a unique shopping experience with stores including Chanel, Manolo Blahnik, Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta and many more. Tryst is its signature nightclub, offering a secluded lagoon inside the club and spacious dance floor. Blush, the Wynn’s ultra lounge, draws swanky party-goers. Tryst, Wynn’s signature nightclub, is situated along a private lagoon under a 90-foot waterfall and plays host to some of the world’s most renown DJs.
Encore is nearly a mirror image of the Wynn Las Vegas, from the brown glass exterior to the style and placement of the logo — and it's just as luxurious as the original. Some call Encore the younger, hipper sister of Wynn.
Located steps from Wynn Las Vegas, yet under the same roof, Encore's fanciful and intimate atmosphere is unlike anything anywhere, with an environment that is uniquely Wynn and distinctly Encore.
Steve Wynn spared no detail in his newest property when designing Encore. The casino floor is decorated in rich reds, browns and purples with mosaic butterflies embedded into the marble floors and fresh flowers greeting guests in the casino atrium.
Luxury doesn't end of the casino floor. Encore boasts 2,034 impeccable guest rooms and suites. The standard suites resort accommodations are 700 square feet with the larger suites measuring in at 5,800 square feet. Standard suites guest rooms feature plasma screen TVs, high-end bath products, spectacular views of the Strip, and also plush linens and mattresses, which can be purchased in the Encore store, in case you can't get enough.
Dining options include Chef Theo Schoenegger's fine Italian cuisine at Chef Theo Schoenegger's, Sinatra's and the pan-Asian café creations of Chef Jet Tila at Wazuzu.
Guests can also dine on steaks and chops at star Botero Steak. At Switch, Encore's French restaurant, the walls come to life mid-meal and your surroundings appear to change before your eyes. For decadent, hip Asian dining before or after a night at one of resort’s ultra-chic nightclubs, visit Andrea’s, the newest dining experience at Encore.
XS headlines Encore's nightlife and pool party scene while Danny Gans takes care of humor and entertainment. Encore also features two of the most celebrated nightlife experiences in Vegas, XS Nightclub and Surrender. Both feature main room dance floors that flow outside to pools, patio spaces and gaming areas.
When the temperature rises, don’t miss Encore Beach Club, the premier daylife destination that features three tiered pools and luxurious cabanas and bungalows with private infinity pools.
Encore Esplanade features 11 high-end retail stores, with brands like Hermes, Chanel, Loro Piana and Rock, and Republic Piaget luxury watches. The resort also has a Forbes Five-Star spa, a salon and an 18-hole, on-site golf course, which is adjacent to the Wynn.