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Wynn debuts vegan options in Las Vegas properties

In a town known for decadent dining, Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts Ltd. has introduced an all-vegan culinary program with options at every fine- or casual-dining venue within the company’s two casino-resorts on the Las Vegas Strip.

Wynn, which has long been known for its emphasis on food, operates the Wynn Las Vegas, a 2,716-room luxury hotel and casino with 22 food and beverage outlets, and the neighboring Encore, with 2,034 suites, a casino and 12 dining spots.

The addition of vegan options to most menus is “another way to ensure that every guest is wholly cared for and satisfied,” the company said in a statement.

The vegan dishes will showcase vegetables and contain no meat or dairy ingredients.

Among the options will be a fava bean puree with sautéed hon shimeji mushrooms, snap pea salad and aged-balsamic vinegar at the high-end restaurant Alex. At Society Café Encore, the vegan offering might include a market chopped salad with avocado, carrots, celery, pumpkin seeds, edamame and tarragon vinaigrette. At the seafood-focused Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare, the vegan preparation will be a risotto with seasonal vegetables.

At SW, the Wynn’s signature steakhouse, vegans can select grilled royal trumpet mushrooms with creamy polenta and shallot balsamic sauce.

Wynn officials said the resorts are the first on the Strip to feature such extensive vegan offerings, but the new menu options reflect “a larger shift toward healthy eating.”

Contact Lisa Jennings at [email protected].

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