There are very few restaurants in the world with the ability to craft culinary masterpieces capable of producing an eyes-closed, skin-tingling wash of ecstasy. Foodies in search of the Holy Grail of palate experiences need look no further than La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway at Wynn Las Vegas.
In what can only be described as a gastro-religious experience, La Cave’s flavor progressions and unique ingredients come together in the form of a spectacular menu. Rather than overloading guests with large mounds of food, the restaurant serves its food designs in small plate form. This allows patrons to sample a broad spectrum of the menu’s delicacies.
A wine flight, consisting of four taster’s glasses, is must to accompany any meal. With an impressive bottle selection ranging in vintage and origin, handpicked by renowned wine director Chloe Helfand, the combinations are endless and can be arranged to complement one’s food selection.
To start, one must try La Cave’s rapture-worthy reinvention of mushroom grits, seasoned with Pecorino cheese and truffle oil. The comforting flavors of the grits are perfectly complemented by another starter dish, the salty and sweet bacon-wrapped figs. Of course, no meal would be complete without sampling the restaurants top dish from the grill…the beef filet mignon, dusted with blue cheese crumbles and served with a crostini accent.
As with any dining experience consisting of a broad flavor journey, a palate cleansing cocktail is a must. La Cave’s Fiery Yazi libation blends aromatic Yazi ginger vodka, lime juice and vanilla with the awakening heat of pickled jalapeño essence that intensifies as the meal progresses. One sip between courses enhances the senses and heightens the pleasures of each new plate.
The restaurant offers two unique environments in which to enjoy its culinary experiences. The interior, bathed in the seductive glow of candles, and an outdoor garden terrace with an elegant panorama of the Wynn Las Vegas grounds. Whether for lovers, loungers or food connoisseurs simply looking for culinary nirvana, La Cave has the environment and menu to please.
Reservations at this hot spot are recommended and may be made online or by calling (702) 770-7375.