mmm-yoso is not on vacation. Cathy is out of town, and apparently eating all she can. Read and live vicariously.
Hello again. Still in Vegas, and eating from recommendations of friends. Mr. C, who I know from my job, and I had lunch at Lucky Seafood a couple of weeks ago...yes, it was the first time I was eating pho with only one hand because of the cast still being on up to my shoulder....anyhow, Mr. C works for a company in San Diego that sends him out to Las Vegas for weeks at a time and he *has* tried every buffet out there. I asked him what was the best and he immediately replied-"The Wynn"..at at lunch, when its cheaper..and it isn't cheap... $22 each, but, you get what you pay for, we wanted great food, and we got *great* food...I only wish I could eat like this all the time. (The Buffet (that's what its called, original, eh?) is $34 for dinner and $38 on weekends).
The first plate, but I thought the most creatively loaded of all my photographs...First the salads are pre-mixed and served in those small glasses-so creative..You might notice the silverware and that the serving plates are asymmetrically shaped..all just kind of beautiful. Oh, the food- there is a cheese tray (the blue and goat cheeses were*excellent*, the cheddar was mild) then a bit of everything. The albacore tuna was a overdone, and probably not meant to be, and the only non-perfect item out there... the mahi mahi was exquisite. The prime rib of beef from the carving station was sooo tender and flavorful, as was the rack of lamb. The carrots were not mushy and cooked just right in a buttery herb-ed sauce ..the zucchini were so flavorful and the green beans with chopped tomatoes and still crispy almond slices were as as fresh tasting as I got from my garden this year. The asparagus was very, very good, stir fried and still slightly crispy.
Here is my appetizer plate, with smoked salmon (almost candied..), smoked trout, an excellent potato roll and a different salad. There selection of 5 different salads was overwhelming I got one made with white anchovies , roasted yellow pepper strips and another with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers and chopped olives.
More of the smoked salmon/cream cheese/bagel topping area, which I used more as my appetizer area..
Oh and the sushi area.
The Italian foods area was quite crowded, so no photographs, but I liked the food there best. Kobe beef meatballs...oh my, they were so good! I suppose the sauce helped, and it was light and complimented/did not overpower the meat flavor...I got this photo of the Asian stir fry area...not exciting to look at, but extremely tasty with use of many spices. It was very un-Americanized.
some desserts were served on individual plates..flan, sweet potato pie, chocolate peanut butter something (*dark* chocolate, people...dark chocolate)...and the strawberry cake, lemon bar and something else...oh it doesn't matter..
The Floating Island..oh yes, a homemade marshmallow, with a buttery caramel sauce, floating on a vanilla sauce and topped with toasted chopped hazel nuts.
We ate so much more and I guess I was trying to take photographs and waiting for areas to be less crowded but areas were with people and I don't take photos of people...All of the food was excellent and so fresh, Mr. C gave me a great lead on a wonderful buffet. Thanks Mr. C!
The Buffet at the Wynn Hotel Click here for website