HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED “VIBE DINING” CONCEPT CATERS TO WYNN LAS VEGAS’ VIBRANT NIGHTLIFE SCENE
The evolution of Las Vegas nightlife takes an exciting culinary turn with the Dec. 28 opening of ANDREA’S, a unique new dining concept in ENCORE AT WYNN LAS VEGAS. The restaurant debuts an alluring style of “vibe dining”, combining a restaurant and nightlife experience into one environment. The addition of ANDREA’S will complete the expansive ENCORE BEACH CLUB and SURRENDER NIGHTCLUB ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX, becoming the first WYNN LAS VEGAS restaurant to be fully integrated into a nightclub.
Culinary excellence also continues at WYNN LAS VEGAS with the appointment of JOSEPH ELEVADO as EXECUTIVE CHEF of ANDREA’S, the new restaurant opening Dec. 28 at Encore. Honing his culinary skills in esteemed kitchens across the country, Chef Elevado brings his mastery of Asian flavors and technical artistry to Andrea’s hip “vibe” dining atmosphere integrated into SURRENDER NIGHTCLUB. He debuts creative sharable plates and menu items that are ideal for lively group dining in a setting that is distinctively Wynn.“I am creating dishes that will complement Andrea’s fun, high-energy and interactive dining experience,” said Chef Elevado. “I envision people eating much like I do when I go out with friends, sharing together family style. Dishes like crispy crab and scallop, truffled ponzu rock shrimp tempura, and, of course, Wagyu sliders are perfect to share. My goal is to make everyone’s meal at Andrea’s as exciting and memorable as their night out at Surrender Nightclub.”
Diners may opt for an array of fresh shellfish on ice and enjoy a wide range of dim sum pot stickers, dumplings, rolls, and scallion pancakes that can be paired with colorful salads, noodles, fried rice variations and other tempting side dishes. Elevado’s menu features something for every taste, including classically prepared steaks, seafood, poultry and vegan options.
Elevado returns to Las Vegas after serving as Executive Chef at L’ERMITAGE BEVERLY HILLS. Previously, he was at the helm of the kitchen at SOCIAL HOUSE in Las Vegas. Elevado also enjoyed a nine-year stint at NOBU, first at Nobu NYC under CHEF NOBU MATSUHISA and then later as Executive Chef at NOBU LAS VEGAS, where he earned numerous accolades, including the Mobil Four-Star Award.
Seating 155 in the dining room, Andrea’s will embrace a contemporary style of dining that is more fluid and less formatted than the traditional three-course model. From Andrea’s exhibition kitchen will come a steady stream of Asian cuisine — from sizzling platters of expertly prepared meats, seafood and noodles, to sushi and dim sum. The sharable dishes can be enjoyed with sublime cocktails, many named after the resort’s world-famous resident DJs.
Enclosed from view of the casino floor, the 6,194-square-foot restaurant will feature a spacious and inviting lounge conducive to socializing, a step-up dining area designed for diners to see and be seen, hexagon tables for larger groups, intimate private dining enclaves, and a 2,100-square-foot terrace overlooking Surrender Nightclub’s panoramic outdoor space.
“We are delighted to add another distinctive concept to our collection of dining experiences,” said MARILYN SPIEGEL, PRESIDENT OF WYNN LAS VEGAS AND ENCORE. “Andrea’s will launch a new era in nightlife with a combination of culinary excellence, legendary Wynn design and the energy of Surrender Nightclub.”
STEVE WYNN, CHAIRMAN AND CEO of WYNN RESORTS LIMITED, has tapped nightlife visionary SEAN CHRISTIE as managing partner. CHRISTIE’S LAS VEGAS NIGHTLIFE GROUP operates ENCORE BEACH CLUB, SURRENDER NIGHTCLUB and SOCIETY CAFE ENCORE.
“Andrea’s will seamlessly integrate into the Surrender space and experience,” said Christie. “It fills a need by catering to the resort’s significant nightlife clientele, delivering the same high level of Wynn Las Vegas standards for food, atmosphere and service.”
Whether dining before, after, or in lieu of a nightlife experience at SURRENDER, XS or TRYST nightclubs at WYNN LAS VEGAS, diners can expect a sensory immersion of exotic Asian-inspired flavors, imaginative cocktails, high-end service and mood enhancing sounds set in a sexy atmosphere.
Imagined by interior designer TODD-AVERY LENAHAN, Andrea’s continues Wynn’s legacy of innovation in entertainment and design. Andrea’s modern and feminine decor elements meld dining and nightlife into one seamless environment. The restaurant’s interiors are accented in cream, cognac, pearl and gold hues and feature luxurious finishes. Additionally, guests can lounge in velvet sofas in the step-up dining area under the glow of 1,000 champagne tinted Venetian glass teardrops.
Setting the vibe is world-renowned Wynn Las Vegas resident DJ STEVE ANGELLO, of SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA fame, who will direct Andrea’s music program as Musical Chef. Angello will produce exclusive music mixes that are enhanced by the restaurant’s state-of-the-art audio and lighting system designed by award-winning John Lyons Systems. Top resident DJs will also spin sets after 11 p.m. as the lounge fully transitions into Surrender Nightclub.
Andrea’s will be open 7 nights a week from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. For reservations, please call 702-770-DINE (3463). For more information, please visit www.wynnlasvegas.com.
SOURCE: WYNN LAS VEGAS