Friday, September 20, 2013

Sunday Brunch at La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway in Las Vegas

The wonderful folks at La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway invited me and a guest to enjoy Sunday brunch at their amazing restaurant.  What follows is my true and honest review.
Our Amazing chef at La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway 

The entrance to La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway
as seen from the Wynn

"Brunching" is a must-do in my book when traveling.  This time around when traveling to Vegas, I met a friend and made plans to brunch at La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway instead of watching Sunday Football with my hubby (that's a post for another day!).

Located in one of the newest, and in my personal opinion, most beautiful resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, Wynn Las Vegas, the La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway is a beautiful departure from the big restaurants in Vegas.

One of the many dining set-ups/alcoves in the outdoor/indoor space at
La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway in Las Vegas
Above the Wine Bar
La Cave is boutique in feel and with lit with dim lights, beautiful large wood furniture and exposed kitchen.  The main room features a 10-person table, which lends to intimate wine tastings and spontaneous tapas-sharing.  The Garden Lounge & Patio has a partially exposed outdoor area that overlooks the Wynn pool and gardens.  To say that this restaurant is gorgeous is an understatement.

Exposed kitchen and sitting/dining area at
La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway in Las Vegas
The furniture, reminiscent of the Polycek garden furniture, swinging chairs, candle chandeliers, and corner alcoves, gives the restaurant an intimate feel, without being crowded.

Our view, overlooking the Wynn Las Vegas pool area
My guest and I opted to sit in the outdoor area.  Although the temperature ranged from ridiculously hot (more than 100 degrees) to moderate and warm in the two hours we enjoyed brunch, our experience was nothing short than spectacular.


Our outdoor table at
La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway in Las Vegas

With more than fifteen (fifteen?!) breakfast tapas-style dishes, you could eat for hours from the chef-created brunch delicacies…which we did!

Every Sunday the staff displays what is on the days Brunch Menu
The butler-style table side “tapas” dishes included brunch staples, including a heirloom tomato and mozzarella salad, fresh fruit salad, scrambled eggs, and the like. While I opted to only taste a couple of the most basic dishes, it was the “artisan ingredients” made even the simplest dishes dance on your palate; while extraordinary flavor combination and experimental recipies with ingredients we could have never imaged together left us wanting more.

The AMAZING four-bean salad
One of my favorites was the “Four Bean Salad,” which by simple glance didn’t look like anything spectacular.  I later found out that a $400 a bottle vinegar was the secret ingredient that made the salad feel light, while being refreshing and ending with a slight citrus note.

I can't stop dreaming about these grits - seriously LIFE CHANGING!

Other noteworthy dishes includes the Mushroom grits drizzled with truffle oil, which literally, as I shared with the Chef, changed my life.

Angus Mini Burgers
My guest and I also enjoyed the Angus mini burgers.  Who knew that something so ridiculously simple would be cooked and seasoned perfectly?

Eggs Benedict with Spanish Chorizo
The Eggs Benedict with Spanish Chorizo are a must have and a definite departure from your traditional fair.

Pancakes with Berry Compote.

For those of us that love sweets and pastries, my guest and I savored the Pancakes with berry compote.  In one word: Perfection.

Baked potato tater tots with brown gravy
My guest was a huge fan of the Baked Potato Tater Tots with Brown Gravy.  Personally I thought the cheese took over the gravy – and the gravy wasn’t brown. At all.

The flatbread of the day was made with ham, tomato, basil and mozzarella cheese.
Very simple, yet tasty.
The Chef Selection Flat Bread of the day was great. Simple, uncomplicated breakfast favorites in a small bite.


I will definitely be back to La Cave to enjoy my next Sunday Brunch while in Vegas.  


Even birds love
La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway
La Cave Wine and and Food Hideaway
Located inside the Wynn Las Vegas
3131 Las Vegas Blvd., South
Las Vegas, NV, 89109
(702) 770-7375

Reservations: Recommended

Hours: 
Mon - Thurs: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Fri - Sat: 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday Brunch: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sunday Dinner: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Price:
Sunday Brunch
$48 for Adults
$28 for Children (12 and under)
  
Add bottomless brunch cocktails for $20, which includes one, or all, of the following: Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, Mojitos, Caipirinhas and Margaritas.

Do let me know if you stop by and what your favorite dish was!

Enjoy your brunch,


Together with my brunch date, we received complimentary brunch and cocktails.  No other compensation was provided.  All photos and opinion my own.

8 comments:

  1. Those baked tater tots are calling to me. They're saying, "Eat me. I'm delicious." I'll be in Vegas next year, so I'll add this to my list of spots.
    Alexandra

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    1. You must have brunch here - seriously, it's on my to-do list the next time I go back...it was THAT delicious!

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  2. Sounds like an amazing place to visit in Las Vegas! The Spanish chorizo looks super delicious!

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    1. It was absolutely yummy - you have to go when you visit. I promise you will LOVE it :)

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  3. I've never been to Vegas but this looks like a great place to visit when I do.

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    1. You have to do a Vegas trip - it's very fun, and now there's tons of foodie places to go to :)

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  4. Those tater tots look divine; I'd have to say that Sunday Brunch is my very favorite meal of the week. I'll be checking them out when I'm in Vegas again!

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    1. YAH - let me know if you go. I would love to hear what your experience was like :)

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