Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Las Vegas Friday Night Dinner at Wing Lei

 "Show Stopper Cocktail"

 Pan-Seared Pot Stickers

 Embroidered Napkins

 General Tao's Chicken

 Mongolian Beef

Anthony is not a big fan of Chinese cuisine.  I on the other hand could eat it daily and never grow tired of all the delicious choices available.  Anthony was willing to sacrifice his restaurant preferences this past weekend in honor of my birthday and made reservations for us on Friday night at Wing Lei Restaurant (Fine Dining) in the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel for a late dinner after the Le Reve Show.  This is the Wynn's description of the restaurant:

"Wing Lei, the first Chinese restaurant in the country to be awarded a Michelin Star, combines Chinese flavors with Western technique to create a Forbes Travel Guide Four Star award-winning dining experience at Wynn. A lavish gold and jewel-toned dining space draws inspiration from elements of classical Chinese architecture and design to create contemporary rooms that are rich and eclectic. Wing Lei features a view of a private garden that harbors century-old pomegranate trees and a gleaming golden dragon. The elegant surroundings pair perfectly with Chef Ming Yu’s menu—a masterful mix of Cantonese, Shanghai and Szechuan flavors—featuring delicacies like tableside-carved Imperial Peking duck, mu shu pork and wok-fried Maine lobster."

The decor of the restaurant was very beautiful and opulent and our server was so kind and soft spoken.  He shared with us the the reason we each started our meal with 2 pairs of chop sticks (one to serve yourself from the community entrees and the second pair to actually eat from), history of the century-old pomegranate trees and giant golden dragon in the private garden and was a wealth of knowledge about Chinese cuisine preparation and which nationalities prefer which types of cooking styles. 

I was in serious Chinese food heaven at Wing Lei.  The Pan-Seared Pot Stickers were delicious and the chef sent out a small nibble for us to try.  I honestly do not recall what it was called but it was very tasty.  For our main course I ordered General Tao's Chicken and Anthony ordered Mongolian Beef.  Both were served with Steamed Jasmine Rice.  Anthony also ordered a "Show Stopper" to drink which was a mix of Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon, Blood Orange Liquor, Blood Orange Puree, POM Pomegranate Juice, Lemon Juice and Vanilla Syrup.  At the end of our meal they surprised me with a completely edible birthday dessert.  Even the small "Happy Birthday" note was made from white chocolate.  It was a wonderful late night meal!          

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