There are simply no words or adjectives grand enough to describe the outstanding restaurant Wing Lei, located at the Wynn Hotel and Casino. After just one dining experience, Wing Lei has become one of my all time favorite Las Vegas restaurants. That is saying a lot!
With its gorgeous, plush and rich decor, elegant yet comfortable atmosphere, impeccable service and the finest food Las Vegas offers, Wing Lei is a “must” in fine dining experiences! All of this excellence is skillfully run by the graceful but watchful eye of general manager Lianne Shih.
With its brilliant Chinese cuisine, the dishes are remarkably creative and original, thanks to the incomparable chef Chen. He began his career at the age of seven, working in his parents’ restaurant in his native Taiwan. The chef’s own uncompromisingly high standards of excellence have propelled the restaurant to sterling reviews. His “reverse fusion” style-cuisine that artfully uses Western ingredients and techniques in preparing traditional Chinese classics has accomplished the Wynn Hotel’s goal in outstanding, gourmet, high-end Chinese cuisine it had envisioned for this restaurant.
Upscale Chinese food is just starting to make its mark in the fine dining arena. On Wing Lei’s menu, guests will find their favorite Chinese selections, in addition to new, innovative pairings of Eastern and Western ingredients.
Furthermore, designer Jacques Garcia was careful to attend to every flawless detail; from the bar with an amazingly romantic ambience to the intimate plush main dining room with numerous ancient Chinese motifs such as the dragon and flaming pearl.
Perhaps the restaurant’s most timeless accessory is a rare and original Botero sculpture of a nude woman gracefully set between 100-year-old pomegranate trees that have been planted directly outside the enormous picture window comprising one entire wall of the dining room. STUNNING!
In addition, celebrity watchers, you never know who you might spot dining at this enchanting restaurant, so look around you. I was fortunate enough to see Michael Jackson (he looked amazing) and his three beautiful children (and two bodyguards) enter into one of Wing Lei’s private dining rooms. How can you top that?
Well you can, the moment you taste one morsel of Chen’s masterful creations.
Allow me to share with you some of my suggestions, along with those offered by my handsome server Peter Yau. Start your dream dinner with the succulent traditional Peking Duck Salad appetizer, given an interesting twist when prepared with mesclun lettuce, slivered almonds and truffle vinaigrette. Traditionalists will embrace classics such as the Pan Grilled Pot Stickers, Honey-Glazed BBQ Spare Ribs and Chicken Wonton Soup. I suggest every one of them.
Entrées at Wing Lei are divided into several categories including seafood, poultry, beef, pork and lamb. Chef Chen’s artistic integrated approach to Chinese cuisine is again demonstrated in dishes that fuse traditionally Asian ingredients with European techniques and flavors. Classic seafood selections include tangy Szechwan Chili Prawns, and Wok-Fried Cantonese Maine Lobster with bok choy, winter bamboo. Go ahead and be a little adventurous and enjoy the Alaska Geoduck Clams served sashimi-style, Santa Barbara Spotted Prawns prepared like sashimi, or the gorgeous Australian Spiny Lobster sure to satisfy any palate. If you love chicken, you could not be in finer hands than in chef Chen’s! Classics such as Kung Pao Chicken are especially yummy, and the pairing of roasted peanuts, bell peppers and scallions, especially delectable.
My number one suggestion, however, is the Imperial Peking Duck…a true, rare delicacy cooked to a crispy perfection and served with a spectacular presentation! (They split this dish and serve it first as an appetizer table-side with mandarin pancakes then later as your entree)! You will forever remember this dish!
For a variety, chef Richard Chen also offers guests another option with a tasting menu. Have no fears, as every item on the menu is the best you will find anywhere, so have a ball ordering. Dining at Wing Lei is like an adventure, a party, a happening with all its tastes, textures and well executed flavors. Simply put, “A joy in dining!”
For desserts, get them all! Your mouth will feel as though it has arrived in heaven! They were not only unbelievable to the taste, but the presentations were gorgeous!
You are the best, chef Chen! Thank you for a beautiful experience in fine dining!
For more information, call :
702-770-3388 or visit www.wynnlasvegas.com.