VegasEats : Sinatra at Encore Las Vegas

Custom Tasting Menu By Chef Theo Schoenegger

Posted by Chuckmonster

The interior of Sinatra is another exquisite design by longtime Wynn interiors guru Roger Thomas, who picked it as one of his top three favorite spaces he's designed. The entry vestibule features a small bar adorned with two jewel encrusted obelisks, an antique clipper ship hanging above and a video screen containing a piece of video art. The far wall looks out on an outdoor dining area (with fireplaces) through floor to ceiling glass.

After a short wait (under five minutes) we were seated in the rear dining area about 10 feet from the floor to ceiling glass. Shortly after we arrived, Elaine Wynn was seated at the table next to us with four other guests. Her initial remarks to her party warrant repeating : "This menu is deadly. D. E. D. Dedly."

Our waiter appeared with black glossy menus embossed with the signature of the Chairman himself. He held them before then teased "would you like to see the menu OR would you like to have our chef cook for you" as he sneakily hid the menu from our sight. The twinkle in his eye spoke volumes - we would be stupid to not hand the keys over to Chef Theo. What ensued was a five course meal (with wine pairings) that proved Mrs. Wynn right. D.E.D. Dedly.

It should be said that service was impeccable throughout from servers to sommelier - everyone was incredibly helpful, thoughtful and eager to answer and appease all of our questions and requests. Since there was no 'menu,' we don't really know what they served us other than by the quality our senses.

Sinatra Restaurant Review - Encore Las Vegas :  Appetizer

Appetizer

Squid, shrimp & tuna seafood - trio de mare. The cocktail sauce isn't the usual ketchup variety, it's tomato sauce with horseradish, a hint of the surprises yet to come. Came paired with an Italian Champagne (yes, from Italy.)




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italian sparkling wine from Italy is called Prosecco.

testing the comments thingy....

I took my Mom here for her birthday, unfortunately it was the last night of CES and the room had 4 tables of 15 all trying to talk over each other. I know they were playing music but you couldn't hear it over the din (outside was closed due to poor weather). We started at the Bar where they make an awesome Tiramisu Martini. The Appetizers were a good start (I enjoyed the Carpaccio while Mom had the Assaggini Di Mare shown above - however the main courses were uneven. My Ossobucco was amazing but the risotto cannelloni that came with it seem like it was made from yesterday's left over risotto. Unfortunatly my Mom ordered the Cioppino with a "tomato saffron broth" - what she got was a plate of small pieces of fish (Bass, shrimp, lobster, and Clams) with a teaspoon of tomato broth underneath. No hit of saffron and certainly now what I would call a cioppino. It was obvious that they were still trying to find their rhythm and having sveral big tables at once threw things off in the kitchen. Still the space was amazing but the food just didn't match up to it - perhaps if we had gotten the special Chief's tasting menu (no tasting menus were offered that night) we would have had a better experience.

Thanks for this review CM.....It was or still is on our agenda for our September trip. Cheers

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