Send summertime blues away with La Cave’s new elixir
Wed, Mar 28, 2012 (2:58 p.m.)
Full of fresh flavors with Hangar One and St. Germain, this cocktail might just cure your summertime blues.
For Eddie Cochran there may not have been a cure for the summertime blues, but La Cave at the Wynn is ready to change all that. The sleek lounge and restaurant reveals a new cocktail menu this week, and its No. 1 seller is certain to be the Summertime Blue ($15).
The libation’s creator, bartender Kuy Goy, captures the highlights of the season and presents them neatly in a cocktail glass. Hangar One blueberry, a spirit made from wild Maine berries, sets a solid base bursting with a floral bouquet. St. Germain adds subtle-yet-complex elderflower flavor, while fresh lemon completes the finish.
Whip up a batch of this vodka elixir for a homestyle sing-along, or nestle into serene paradise (aka La Cave’s patio), for some summertime sippin’.
1 ½ oz. Hangar One Wild Maine
¾ oz. St. Germain
2 oz. fresh sweet and sour
½ oz. rock candy syrup
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
fresh blueberries (for garnish)
lemon twist (for garnish)
Method: Add rock candy syrup and fresh lemon juice to a mixing glass and muddle. Add remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with three fresh blueberries and a lemon twist.
La Cave at Wynn
Steve Wynn and restaurant impresario Michael Morton open La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway, nestled inside Wynn Las Vegas. Inspired by the Latin phrase “in vino veritas” (in wine there is truth), La Cave offers an escape where guests can enjoy a modern American small plates-menu from Executive Chef William DeMarco. Global wines were selected by Danielle Price, award-winning executive wine director of Wynn Resorts, and Rober Wright, La Cave wine director.
Open for lunch, dinner and late-night indulgences, La Cave’s menu features an array of international influences to complement Wright’s wine pairings. The menu is divided into categories based on the dishes’ origins: From the Sea, Farm, Oven, Garden, Grill, Butcher, and cheeses From The Cow, Sheep or Goat. Flavorful flatbreads such as ham, egg and cheese with quail eggs and Neuskes bacon are ideal for sharing, while vegetable dishes including salt-roasted beets with whipped goat cheese and pistachio entice meat and veggie lovers alike. Creative seafood dishes including hamachi with pickled chilies and candied lemon zest join meat and poultry options such as horseradish and parmesan-crusted rack of lamb to cater to a range of tastes. Dishes from the grill such as Angus mini burgers with mushroom and chipotle mayo further round out the menu and satisfy cravings. In addition, guests can select from a variety of meats and cheeses to create their own charcuterie board.
Designed with 555 International, La Cave is comprised of three distinct spaces—“the cave,” main dining room and garden lounge.
3145 S. Las Vegas Boulevard
Wynn Las Vegas
The lush and colorful landscaping that surrounds the majestic Forbes Five-Star rated Wynn Las Vegas is a small part of what makes it one of the most luxurious and opulent hotels on the Strip.
With its man-made mountain, the flowers inside and out and the majestic waterfall leading into a the three-acre lake Lake of Dreams, this resort is a standout among others on the Strip. And others will agree. The resort is a AAA Five Diamond winner, a Michelin Five Pavilions Award winner and the only three-time winner of the Mobil Five Star award.
Opened in 2005 by developer Steve Wynn, the Wynn houses 2,716 rooms, a 110,000-square-foot casino and the Strip’s only resort golf course.
The marriage of luxury and nature at Wynn Las Vegas doesn’t end at the resort's main level. Guests ascending the 50-story hotel tower will discover rooms designed with floor-to-ceiling windows framing sweeping views of the Strip or the Wynn Golf Club or lake. Room amenities include European linens, flat-screen televisions in the living and bathroom areas, high-speed Internet access and more.
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.
3131 S. Las Vegas Blvd.