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Taste of Wynn Has Closed To Make Way For Garth Swag

November 20, 2009 at 10:51 AM | by | ()

Thanks to the tweets of Two Way Hard Three's Hunter, we were tipped off that Taste of Wynn inside Encore has closed.

How could this be? The retail shop devoted to all things culinary at Wynn and Encore had just opened on October 1. Well, the official word is that the shop closed to make room for an entertainment store that will feature merchandise from Le Rêve, the property's nightclubs and the forthcoming Garth Brooks concerts. A rep for Encore tells us:

Given the proximity to the theaters, this made the most sense. The Taste of Wynn store was a great success and we intend to relocate the concept to Wynn LVNV in the near future. We will continue to explore other opportunities for Taste of Wynn at both properties.

In the meantime, you can buy your Wynn/Encore-branded goodies at not only Wynn LVNV, but at the XS store (while it's still around) and either one of the Wynn/Encore sundries stores. But may we suggest skipping the purchase of an Encore t-shirt and taking a chance on the tables instead? This is Vegas. You're supposed to "risk it all!" not come home with a hotel-branded t-shirt.

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Taste of Wynn Sells Hotel Chefs' Favorite Food and Gadgets

Where: 3131 S. Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89109
October 6, 2009 at 11:40 AM | by | ()

If you came to Vegas to dine at the restaurants of Wynn chefs such as Daniel Boulud or Alessandro Strata, you'll also want to make a stop at the hotel's Taste of Wynn. The new boutique is stocked with gourmet ingredients, cooking tools and other food-related items that were hand-picked by the top toques in the Wynn and Encore.

When you enter the shop, which opened Oct. 1, you'll see photos of each chef accompanied by their names on the top of each shelf, which holds that particular chef's choice items. Under the mug of SW Steakhouse chef David Walzog, you'll find Shun steak knives. "They are without question the sharpest, sexiest-designed steak knives I've seen," Walzog says. If you go to Stratta's cases, you can check out the gnocchi paddle the two-star Michelin Award-winning chef uses at his Alex and Stratta restaurants.

Among James Beard Award-winning chef Paul Bartolotta's cooking items is Botegga Del Vino glassware that he uses at home and for reserve wine pours at his restaurant, Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare. The Lario slicer that Sinatra chef Theo Schoenegger uses to get perfect hand-cranked slices of prosciutto, salami and other charcuterie is also featured.

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Dine For Less With The 'Taste of Wynn' Special Menus

March 16, 2009 at 10:07 PM | by | ()

Savvy epicureans can indulge in the fine lineup of restaurants at Wynn and Encore for practically peanuts by requesting the “Taste of Wynn” menus. Some of the menus are strictly offered during early-bird hours, but a few are being offered all evening during the midweek period.

Participating in the promotion is Michelin two-star recipient Alex, which offers a three-course meal for a modest $95 before tax and tip. And this is no dumbed-down, banquet-caliber version of Alex’s acclaimed cuisine, either. Diners can choose from a first course of butter-poached lobster or black truffle risotto, a second course of roasted beef tenderloin accompanied by bordelaise or crispy onaga with ponzu reduction, and dessert consisting of either vanilla citrus parfait with Campari sorbet or a chocolate caramel “bombe.”

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