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there was an article in the usa. today that talks about steve wynn and the restaurants. all of the chefs will be in the kitchen of their restaurant which is great. danial boulud will be the only chef not there.

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Good article, Adam, but how about details such as type of cuisine each chef specializes in....French I'm assuming will be Daniel Boulud...but what about the others?

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¶ The chefs, with resumes dotted with accolades and praise, each have carved out a niche in the competitive world of pricey restaurants, which can sink faster than a souffle if not handled deftly.

¶ Yagihashi, a winner of the prestigious James Beard award for culinary excellence, ran the oft-lauded Tribute restaurant in a Detroit suburb before moving to Las Vegas. He'll specialize in Japanese cuisine at his new digs, Okada.

¶ Stratta is respected in Las Vegas and around the country for the French technique he practices and his Mediterranean-inspired dishes. He was lured across the Strip from The Mirage hotel-casino to oversee Wynn's signature restaurant.

¶ "Stratta is an ace in the whole," Mariani said.

¶ Sneed will run Jimmy Sneed's at the Country Club. He's probably most famous for The Frog and the Redneck, his former bistro in Richmond, Va., which won kudos from Esquire and others.

¶ His latest venture was Tristan in Charleston, S.C., where making a mark isn't easy given the intense cooking environment and talent level.

¶ "An ever-growing pool of super-talented chefs keep delivering the quality goods. Sneed is a bona fide member of the pack," the Charleston newspaper raved last year.

¶ Klein, formerly the executive chef at Maple Drive in Los Angeles, will oversee SW, Wynn's steak house _ a surefire attraction in this primal city. Kalt once worked at the famous Le Cirque and Spartina in New York City. He'll open Cucina Veloce, serving casual Mediterranean fare.

¶ Bartolotta is another James Beard winner, who'll handle the Italian cuisine at Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare.

¶ "Bartolotta is up there at the top. ... a very good chef," said Alan Richman, restaurant reviewer for GQ magazine. "Kalt is an underrated chef. He can do a very good job."

¶ LoRusso, who will be executive chef of Tableau, has worked alongside Michael Mina, Charlie Palmer and Keller, some of the finest chefs in the nation. Like Sneed, he'll prepare distinctive American cuisine. LoRusso didn't have to come far _ he was the executive chef at Bellagio's Aqua.

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im either staying at mandelay bay or luxor,,,but i was thinking or wynn. last  year we stayed at luxor but i just think wynn is going to be a great resort. little ms,,please keep me in touch with your buddies ok. i will reward ya!  any idea when its opening??

***Their website says April 28. I'm going in June when all the kinks should be worked-out. Can't wait !

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Wynn Las Vegas has completed its lineup of chefs to run the new hotel-casino's fine-dining restaurants.

Richard Chen, who helped run Shanghai Terrace at The Peninsula Chicago hotel, was signed to oversee the property's upscale Asian restaurant. It will be called Wing Lei, which means Wynn in Chinese.

"This is it. The last piece in the puzzle," said Elizabeth Blau, Wynn's executive vice president of restaurant marketing and development at the $2.7 billion resort.

Blau said Chen's food will be a fusion of several different types of Chinese cuisine.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Wynn Las Vegas has completed its lineup of chefs to run the new hotel-casino's fine-dining restaurants.

Richard Chen, who helped run Shanghai Terrace at The Peninsula Chicago hotel, was signed to oversee the property's upscale Asian restaurant. It will be called Wing Lei, which means Wynn in Chinese.

"This is it. The last piece in the puzzle," said Elizabeth Blau, Wynn's executive vice president of restaurant marketing and development at the $2.7 billion resort.

Blau said Chen's food will be a fusion of several different types of Chinese cuisine.

***Tick, tick, tick...I'm patiently waiting for the Concierge line to open so we can start booking dinner reservations for our June visit. 5 nights...YUM can't wait to see if they post a menu or two on their website before too long.

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i'm going to give these chefs a few months before i tackle their cuisine.

***Which is why we're going the latter part of June rather then the moment the doors open as we did with Bellagio.

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the wynn site is finally up and running. the place looks beautiful! we ended up reserving mgm for october but i would love to tour the wynn while were there and return next year. chech out wynnlasvegas.com

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Yes, very pretty website but some menu info. would be helpful. With what I've read I think our choices will be:

Bertalotta Ristorante di Mare, Tableau, Alex and Daniel Baulud for dinners. I have no idea which, if any of the restaurants will be open for lunch so I guess I'll have to wait a bit..unless VEGASREPORTER has the scoop?

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i have all the answers. what do u want to know?

we are also going in June. Looking forward to lunch!! Which places will be open? Red 8? Only the casual places or will some of the more formal places also be open? weekends maybe? This is somewhat offtopic but sensi and crico are great for lunch and I hope there are similar places open at Wynn.

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i have all the answers. what do u want to know?

I want to know if they're going to offer positive payback Video Poker! :rolleyes:

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i have all the answers. what do u want to know?

***OK vegasreporter, for starters:

What do you think of my choices for the dinners?

Do you have any thoughts for restaurants for lunches?

Will any of the restaurants require coats/tie? (this is not a problem, just need to know if my husband will need to bring)

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u don't need a jacket or tie for any of the restaurants. some of the places will be open for lunch. won't know which ones until tomorrow.

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u don't need a jacket or tie for any of the restaurants. some of the places will be open for lunch. won't know which ones until tomorrow.

Thanks, vegasreporter.

Gee, I'm a little surprised that ALEX isn't going to be a bit more "dressy". I had imagined it to be similar to LeCirque.

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he's out but the restaurant is still opening??? with his name? hmmmmmmm

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My friend will be tasting from the menus on the 25th and 26th so if she gets a minute to report back I'll post what her thoughts are.

FG- she said that she really likes how Alex is looking (menu and interior and staff)- it isn't on the lakeside but she said it will be great.

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