TABLEAU goes vegan (sort of)
All we at ELV can think about every time we take a bite of, or contemplate, the mandatory vegan menus at each of the Wynn/Encore restaurants is: “I wonder what Steverino’s next girlfriend will do to the food?”
That’s the thing about love, it makes you do strange, out of character things.
Like making every restaurant in the hotel offer a vegan option to guests.
Instead of a good pastrami on rye. Which you still can’t find in a hotel run by guys who should know what one tastes like.
But let’s be fair. All of the Wynn/Encore chefs have busted their humps to impress their bosses’ significant other (and by extension, the boss), and the results at Tableau are darn tasty…even if you’d have to eat everything on the menu to make it through an idle afternoon.
One such chef is David Spero, who has compiled some tasty, herbaceous and healthy items catering to that 0.2-1.3% of the population who enjoy being hungry all the time.
We don’t, but if we were forced to eat this food, we know we could do a lot worse than Spero’s roasted beet salad (in which the beets could’ve been a tad more roasted), with haricot vert and a truffle vinaigrette (that could’ve used a touch more vinegar), or his avocado salad with jicama, tomato and agave-lime dressing (well nigh perfect), or his Napoleon of savory tofu, dressed with a mirepoix-like spicy ratatouille and fried eggplant ( as perfect and tasty as this food probably can get).
The entire vegan menu will run you $71, and we’re guessing within an hour you’re going to want/need to order it again.
So maybe it isn’t just about Steve being smitten.
As for ELV, he will continue to supplement his healthy habits with his unhealthy ones…like Spero’s drop dead delicious turbot with sauteed chanterelles over a pea puree, and a chocolate chip cookie souffle that is so good it should be illegal. Which is what vegans hope to do to a great pastrami on rye…which, we’re guessing, will now never find a home here.
Unless Wynn gets a new girlfriend.
In the Wynn Hotel and Casino
3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109