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Foodie getaways: La Cave at Wynn Las Vegas

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Whether a vacationing visitor or a Las Vegas local, La Cave at Wynn Las Vegas should be a restaurant at the forefront of anyone's dining hot spot list. This epicurean playground features an impressive list of small-plate culinary delights and a mixologist's dream selection of unique cocktails and fine vintages.

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After nearly a year since Examiner.com's last visit to La Cave, it was time to travel back once again to see what new creations Chef William DeMarco had concocted. With a menu that consistently rotates to reflect seasonal flavors, we were once again wowed by fresh dishes we sampled.

After much deliberation, Examiner.com has come to recommend the following dishes as must-try selections for diners:

Diver Sea Scallops
Tender sea scallops grilled to perfection, served with polenta cake and drizzled with a sensational shrimp sauce.

Mushroom Grits
This distinctive dish earned top marks during our last visit and continues to shine as the hidden gem on La Cave's menu. Chef DeMarco expertly takes the simplicity of grits and combines it with tender mushroom slices, truffle oil and Pecorino cheese. The result is something you won't soon forget.

Beef Filet
Filet mignon already has a notable reputation as a fine cut of meat. However, the magic used to craft this dish at La Cave truly makes it like no other. The flavor of the excellently seasoned, tender filet is accented by aromatic crumbles of aged bleu cheese and crostini.

Flama Azul
This expertly crafted tequila cocktail is an excellent accompaniment to a meal. It features a playful combination of Casamigos tequila, Nagomi peach, vanilla and lemon juice. Freshly sliced jalapeƱos give the cocktail a light kick that increasingly warms as the evening progresses, providing the perfect palate cleanse between courses.

S'mores Flatbread
Chocolate lovers will find cocoa nirvana is this reinvention of a classic favorite. La Cave's delicate flatbread comes drizzled in a decadent chocolate sauce topped with freshly toasted dollops of fluffy marshmallow.

As usual, La Cave's ambiance earns an A grade. The versatile space features multiple environments for any occasion: a secluded nook with low barrel-vaulted ceilings, a trendy dining room with pulsating, glowing wine racks and a candlelit veranda with great views of the lush grounds at Wynn. Weddings, romantic dinners and business meetings will all find perfection in La Cave's intimate vibe dining setting.

For more information about La Cave at Wynn Las Vegas, visit their website and their online menu. Reservations at this popular hot spot are highly recommended and may be made by calling (702) 770-7375.

About the author:
Jeff Lewis is a travel and entertainment writer with more than 10 years of experience in the media industry. To receive updates on his latest articles or to recommend a review topic, follow him on Twitter at @jeffandthe411.

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