Wynn Las Vegas to Host Viva Las Vegan

Introducing an all-new interactive vegan culinary event at Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit

Mar 23, 2011, 12:19 ET from Wynn Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 7, Wynn Las Vegas will debut Viva Las Vegan: a vegan cooking and tasting event as part of Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit magazine co-hosted by Tal Ronnen, a vegan culinary pioneer and New York Times best-selling author of The Conscious Cook: Delicious Meatless Recipes That Will Change the Way You Eat (William Morrow, 2009), and the award-winning chefs of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. Wynn Las Vegas recently announced an exclusive collaboration with Ronnen, who is working closely with the resort's chefs to develop all-new vegan menus for the restaurants. With Viva Las Vegan, Wynn introduces a one-of-a-kind event to Las Vegas, offering visitors the chance to sample vegan dishes from award-winning chefs.  Guests will enjoy meat- and dairy-free cuisine that does not feel like a sacrifice, but an indulgence.  

Beginning at 12pm in Encore's Beethoven suite, guests can sample a selection of inventive, flavorful vegan creations from chefs Alex Stratta of Stratta, Jet Tila of Wazuzu, Kim Canteenwalla of Society Cafe, Mark LoRusso of Botero as well as David Walzog of Lakeside Grill and SW Steakhouse.  As each of the participating chefs demonstrate how to cook their vegan dish, their step-by-step preparations will be projected onto a large screen so guests can follow along using the ingredients provided at their stations. Guests can take home recipes for tasty vegan specialties such as LoRusso's "Pasta and Clams" with eggless garganelle pasta, kombu broth, broccoli rabe, sweet peppers and oyster mushrooms; Canteenwalla's tomato tasting of roast tomato bisque & heirloom tomato with cashew cheese salad; Stratta's sweet roasted corn and cashew cream agnolotti with wild mushrooms; Walzog's vegan "clam" chowder with cashew cream base and smoked oyster mushrooms, and Tila's jade dumplings with spinach & shiitake mushrooms. The fun, convivial experience is rounded out with organic cocktails from Patricia Richards, award-winning mixologist of Wynn and Encore, and vegan desserts from celebrated pastry chefs Kimberly Valdez and Jenifer Fournier of Wynn.

In 2010 Wynn Las Vegas and Encore became the first resorts on the Las Vegas Strip to offer an extensive vegan culinary program.  By partnering with Ronnen to offer new vegan menus at the resort's restaurants and hosting Viva Las Vegan, a first-of-its-kind vegan foodie event, Wynn Las Vegas remains a pioneer in the hospitality industry.

Tickets $125 per person. To purchase, visit www.VegasUncorked.com

Room packages are also available.

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 and Encore (www.wynnlasvegas.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 110,000 square foot casino, 22 food and beverage outlets, an on-site 18-hole golf course, meeting space, an Ferrari and Maserati dealership, approximately 74,000 square feet of retail space as well as a theater, two nightclubs and lounges.

Encore, an expansion of Wynn Las Vegas opened on December 22, 2008. Encore is located immediately adjacent to Wynn Las Vegas and features a 2,034 all-suite hotel, approximately 76,000 square foot casino, 13 food and beverage outlets, a spa and salon, meeting space, approximately 27,000 square feet of upscale retail outlets as well as a beach club, a theater, two nightclubs and lounges.

Wynn Macau is a destination casino resort in the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and currently features 595 deluxe hotel rooms and suites, approximately 222,000 square foot casino, casual and fine dining in six restaurants, approximately 48,000 square feet of retail space, a health club, pool and spa, along with lounges and meeting facilities.

Encore at Wynn Macau opened on April 21, 2010. Encore is an expansion of Wynn Macau which adds a fully-integrated luxury hotel with 414 spacious suites and villas along with restaurants, additional retail space and gaming space.

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