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At Wynn/Encore options abound for great weekend fare

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Wynn Country Club, jazz brunch bread
Beverly Poppe

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?

Wynn County Club jazz band

Wynn County Club jazz band

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.

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