La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway, the noted butlered brunch restaurant that specializes in small plates at Wynn Las Vegas, now has a new garden lounge that reopened just in time for the summer. The restaurant went through an entire renovation, jumping to 6,300 square feet with space for 175 customers.
Diners on the patio can find the space enclosed in glass windows that overlook the pool area of the resort, as well as a floor-to-ceiling living wall filled with succulents.
The restaurant also refreshed with a lighter color palette, sheer drapes, and new furniture.
La Cave allocated an estimated construction budget of $1.4 million last year to cover both an interior remodel and a yet-to-be specified “addition” to the restaurant.
Created by the Morton Group’s Jenna and Michael Morton, the space previously occupied approximately 3,000 square feet, featuring a front bar area, a wine cellar-inspired interior, and the extremely popular outdoor dining terrace, a favorite for Sunday brunch for both visitors and locals.
Corporate executive chef William DeMarco, who developed the original La Cave menu of American small plates, added chicken and caviar with chilled crispy wings, caviar, and crème fraiche for $29; short rib tacos, topped with avocado crema, tomato, and cilantro for $18; sea scallops with chorizo and sunny side-up quail eggs, topped with chipotle hollandaise sauce, for $19; and baked meatballs served over creamy polenta, topped with house marinara, for $14.
The lounge still features the “in vino veritas” neon, Latin for “in wine there is truth,” overhead, a tip of the hat to the restaurant’s list of 350 bottle selections and 50 wines by the glass. New selections, offered by the glass, include: Lanson Rose Label Brut Rosé, Reims, France; Domaine Gerovassiliou Malagousia 2016, Epanome, Greece; and Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat 2017, Priorat, Spain. New bottle selections include Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett, Mosel, Germany 2012; Domino de Pingus, Ribera del Duero, Spain 2011; and Boiche Family Cellar Beckstoffer Georges III Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2012.
La Cave originally opened in 2010 by the Morton Group.