Wynn and Encore Las Vegas Unveil New Vegan Menu Items

Vegetables take center stage as restaurants offer special selections for guests

Aug 30, 2010, 15:16 ET from Wynn Resorts

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Wynn Resorts proudly debuts an all-new vegan culinary program, furthering their commitment to providing exceptional guest experiences.  Every fine dining and casual restaurant at Wynn and Encore now offers vegan menu items to cater to diners of various tastes and dietary preferences. As the first resort on the Strip with such extensive vegan offerings, Wynn remains on the cusp of a larger shift toward healthy eating.

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The award-winning chefs at Wynn and Encore have designed exclusive vegan dishes that highlight vegetables and contain no meat or dairy. The chefs' skill and inventiveness are reflected in options that use naturally healthy ingredients such as tofu and quinoa in a number of vibrant, flavorful preparations. An array of exotic grains and vegetables impart natural earthiness, while coconut milk and vegetable purees lend creaminess to risottos and sauces.  

Special vegan dishes include fava bean puree with sauteed hon shimeji mushrooms, snap pea salad and aged balsamic vinegar at ALEX and the market chopped salad with avocado, carrots, celery, pumpkin seeds, edamame and tarragon vinaigrette at Society Cafe Encore. Hearty entree options entice vegan and non-vegans alike and include the summer vegetable gratin at Botero, risotto con verdure di stagione (risotto whipped with seasonal vegetables) at BARTOLOTTA Ristorante di Mare and Napoleon of savory tofu with ratatouille and fried eggplant at Tableau. The Country Club excites palates with a vegan version of their popular watermelon gazpacho with avocado, jicama, tomato, cucumber, cilantro and yucca crisp, while STRATTA offers whole wheat pasta primavera, a vegan take on the Italian-American staple. SW, Wynn's signature steakhouse, serves crave-worthy vegan dishes such as grilled royal trumpet mushrooms with creamy polenta and shallot balsamic sauce.

Wazuzu's vegan crunch roll with crispy asparagus, avocado, cucumber and arare; Okada's vegan cold soba noodle and Wing Lei's crispy tofu with sugar pea, water chestnut, carrot and bean sprout feature flavorful Asian ingredients. Decadent desserts such as blueberry cobbler with toasted almond ice cream at Sinatra and banana crepes with coconut ice cream and avocado mousse at SWITCH provide a sweet close to any meal.  

By introducing a wide variety of vegan options to all casual and fine restaurants, Wynn Resorts has found another way to ensure that every guest is wholly cared for and satisfied.

About Wynn Resorts

Wynn Resorts, Limited is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol WYNN and is part of the S&P 500 and NASDAQ-100 Indexes. Wynn Resorts owns and operates Wynn Las Vegas (www.wynnlasvegas.com), Encore (www.encorelasvegas.com) and Wynn Macau (www.wynnmacau.com). Wynn Las Vegas, a luxury hotel and destination casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip features 2,716 luxurious guest rooms and suites, an approximately 111,000 square foot casino, 22 food and beverage outlets, an on-site 18-hole golf course, approximately 223,000 square feet of meeting space, an on-site Ferrari and Maserati dealership, and approximately 74,000 square feet of retail space.

Encore, the new signature resort in the Wynn collection, opened December 22, 2008. Encore is located immediately adjacent to Wynn Las Vegas and features 2,034 suites, approximately 72,000 square foot casino, 12 food and beverage outlets, two nightclubs, a spa and salon, approximately 60,000 square feet of meeting space and approximately 27,000 square feet of upscale retail outlets.

Wynn Macau is a destination casino resort in the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and currently features 600 deluxe hotel rooms and suites, approximately 205,000 square foot casino, casual and fine dining in five restaurants, approximately 46,000 square feet of retail space, a health club, pool and spa, along with lounges and meeting facilities.

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