Wynn’s Costa di Mare remains a truly unique dining experience, so much so that a typical evening there tends to stand out more than special tasting menu experiences at other fine dining restaurants. The Forbes four-star spot doesn’t need to go out of its way to impress.
But it will, of course. The latest addition to the offerings is the Las Vegas version of executive chef Mark LoRusso’s James Beard House menu, available every night and showcasing dishes prepared recently at the famed New York City culinary mecca. The eight-course tasting ($195 per person with optional wine pairings for $110) includes hard-to-find Italian seafood specialties such as a crudo trio of cuttlefish, prawns and Sicilian amberjack; butter-poached langoustine with spring peas; grilled octopus with crispy potatoes and olive oil-poached fennel; and Mediterranean turbot with leeks and Osetra caviar.
The starter dish, sea urchin mousse with olive oil and chives, sets the tone with unparalleled richness, freshness and simplicity. This is one of the Strip’s purest eating experiences, distilled to its essential greatness.
Costa di Mare Wynn, 702-770-3463. Daily, 5:30-10 p.m.