Filed under: Dining
Eating vegan no longer exists on the fringes of culinary culture. Even the Wynn Resorts are getting in on the vegan craze. The resorts have created an all-new vegan culinary program. The chefs at Wynn and Encore in Las Vegas have designed vegan dishes that highlight vegetables and contain no meat or dairy, instead using exotic grains and vegetables with coconut milk and vegetable purees to lend creaminess to risottos and sauces. Shown above is the tofu carpaccio at SWITCH restaurant, Encore Las Vegas.
Other 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. Other temping vegan delights 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 has a vegan version of their popular watermelon gazpacho with avocado, jicama, tomato, cucumber, cilantro and yucca crisp and STRATTA offers whole wheat pasta primavera. Even at SW, Wynn's signature steakhouse, vegans will dine well on 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. Vegans aren't left out at desserts with treats like blueberry cobbler with toasted almond ice cream at Sinatra and banana crepes with coconut ice cream and avocado mousse at SWITCH. It's enough to keep both vegans and non-vegans quite satisfied.