Restaurant: Wynn Breakfast Buffet
Location: 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. (702) 770-7000
Date: September 24, 2011
Cuisine: Breakfast Buffet
Rating: Quantity over quality
What would a Foodie Club trip to Vegas be without at least one buffet. Being as we were staying at the Wynn Encore, and the Wynn buffet should theoretically be one of the nicer ones in town (and it was comped) off we went. This is the weekend brunch.
The room is pretty enough (by Vegas standards). The buffet is fairly reasonable at $32 on the weekend, $10 extra for all you can drink cheap champagne (we skipped).
Just part of the main service hall. This buffet goes for serious quantity and variety, at the expense of quality. Not that it’s bad, but it isn’t superlative either.
Salmon in pastry.
Fish cakes and potatoes.
Heat lamp pizza, four types.
Pancakes, waffles etc.
Sauces for above.
Eggs and good old fashioned pig products.
Pulled Pork sliders. Actually pretty good.
Prime rib, super fatty bacon, etc.
Sketchy mexican dishes.
Toppings for nachos.
Cerviche. Had me frightened.
Eggs with chorizo.
Chung King Chinese.
Now this is different. Congee. For those that don’t know, congee is a typical Chinese (and other Asian) rice gruel (like oatmeal) that you spice up with toppings. They didn’t have grubs, but they did have 1,000 year old egg. In China, I often saw grubs.
A few bits of dim sum. The center pork thingys were okay.
Lox and toppings bar.
Shrimp. Not the best shelled shrimp in the world, but edible.
Various cold salads.
The usual assortment of mediocre sushi rolls.
A made to order omelet bar.
Now dessert fared a little better. Maybe because cakes are more forgiving of sitting around.
I’ll let the pictures do the talking here.
Candied apples and chocolate covered marshmallows.
Gelato. That was interesting. It wasn’t up to Italian Gelato standards, but wasn’t awful either.
Chocolate covered marshmallows.
Cakes. The Dulce de Leche was pretty good.
Cookies and cupcakes.
And even more.
Cinnamon buns and coffee cakes.
Fat is flavor — my plate.
And a dessert sampling.
Overall this buffet suffered greatly from too muchness or quantity over quality. The LA based Tres buffet is an example of trying to do much more with many less dishes. Here, dabbling into every conceivable type of cuisine (Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, etc.). So much that nothing could be well done. They should have just concentrated on classic brunch food perhaps. Who knows. But a lot of the stuff had that scary sitting around in chaffers factor. Yes, I’m a snob. Still, I was able to find some perfectly edible items. It just wasn’t great. The desserts were pretty decent though.
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