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Anytime is a great time to head to Las Vegas. That is, if you love world class dining at elegant restaurants, fun entertainment and perhaps the occasional gambling if you are inclined to feeling lucky.

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I absolutely love the Wynn Resort. It’s elegant, yet intimate – not at all what you might expect on the Strip. Just off Las Vegas Blvd, it has garnered its share of prestigious awards.

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You will love any of the  signature restaurants at Wynn/Encore. Whether you’re in the mood for elegant French food at Alex, with it’s million-dollar wine cellar, SW (Steve Wynn’s steakhouse) on the Lake of Dreams, Japanese inspired cuisine at Okada,  listening to Frank at Sinatra’s or the ambience at  sultry  Botero’s at Wynn’s  Encore, to name just a few, you won’t be disappointed.  Of course, there are lots of  casual restaurants like Stratta, which has wonderful Italian cuisine.  Sometimes just a casual desert is all you need, so if this sounds good, try the seemingly mile high chocolate cake at Society Cafe Encore.

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If you haven’t seen the multi media show on the Lake of Dreams, it is unique and a must see visual journey with spectacular light shows, music and animated puppetry.

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Nearby, Le Reve puts you just feet away from an aquatic live production of Cirque du Soleil. Don’t sit too close or you might get wet!

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The spa is decadent. Treat yourself to an afternoon of relaxation and luxury with a wide variety of spa selections. My daughter introduced me to the spa last Mother’s Day and I can attest to the fact that it is a special place.

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The entertainment headliner is Garth Brooks, if you are lucky enough to get tickets on one of the select evenings he performs at the Wynn. Country music is not normally my favorite, but I must say that the Garth Brook’s concert was one of the best I have ever seen. Garth appeals to every musical genre for every age group over the last 40 years. Not many entertainers can sit on a stage with a guitar for several hours and share their life with you. Brooks does that.

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If you crave nightlife following a great dinner, try the chic nightclub, Tryst, Blush or XS, the highest grossing nightclub in the US. If you can’t stay at Wynn or Encore, make sure you plan an evening of dining and entertainment. Perhaps even a toss of the dice. You won’t be disappointed.

NOTE

Among its many awards, Wynn Las Vegas has been recognized with the Forbes Five Star award (formerly the Mobil Five Star) and the American Automobile Association (AAA) Five Diamond award for its fourth consecutive year in 2010. It is also the only casino resort in the world to make Forbes history by earning the Five Star ratings for every single category – from Hotel to Restaurant and Spa for two consecutive years.

For me, the Wynn will always be remembered as the inspiration for this blog. The “Blue Baker” did her first chef interview and kitchen tour at the Wynn and it is here that we began discovering the “inside story” of the people who make an exceptional  dining experience happen!

– The Gourmet Review

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