Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas became the talk of the veg scene this week after announcing that all restaurants within the premises would be required to offer vegan options.
Rumor has it that Steve Wynn, owner of the resorts, has gone vegan himself — along with some of his partners, potentially contributing to the decision. Regardless, it's a smart move for a diet that's been gaining popularity over the past several years.
"Obviously, this lends itself in a positive way to Wynn’s legacy as a trendsetter in the culinary field in Vegas,” commented E.C. Gladstone, a Vegas food critic.
According to Ecorazzi, some of the new dishes include Fava Bean Puree with sautéed hon shimeji mushrooms, snap pea salad and aged balsamic vinegar, Risotto con Verdure di Stagione, and Watermelon Gazpacho with avocado, jicama, tomato, cucumber, cilantro and yucca crisp.
The new policy will apply not only the famous buffet bars, but also to everything from the five-star restaurants in the Wynn to the round-the-clock delis off the casino floors.
“I swear to God, I was thrilled,” said Las Vegas Sun columnist John Katsilometes. “The places that are really vegan-friendly in Vegas are nowhere near the Strip. … This very well could have a domino effect. You could see the other resort chains announcing, ‘We’ve got vegan menus, too.’”