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Respond to Review of Wynn Casino Buffet
by Sonja and Dirk

Review: This is an update to my previous review as we stayed at the Wynn for Christmas again this year. The Buffet - holiday brunch: There are items labeled vegan at the stations (like enchiladas and ceviche), but it's best to ask the chef to walk with you as some vegan items are not marked. Be forewarned, there are a lot of meat craving stations. You can also ask behind the counters for some items like vegan buckwheat pancakes or pizza with caramelized onions, marinated mushrooms, roasted red peppers, basil and stripes of babaganoush (made by the chef last year - amazing!). Overall, there is plenty to eat, but get there early before the line gets long. La Cave - like tapas with small plates and wine. This was our favorite place as there were quite a few vegan items and only one was a Gardein dish (other places had more, clearly showing the mark of Tal Ronnen). We had an artichoke flatbread, mushroom tortellini, roasted beets with cream, eggplant and quinoa caponata and Gardein with a caper lemon sauce. The tortellini was by far the best, but it was all tasty. Nice service and we came back two nights in a row. Drugstore Cafe - we got the vegan egg salad and tuna croissant sandwich combo to go, but there was also a vegan muffin, cookie and soy milk for coffee. They are two separate sandwiches and they are pretty good for fast food. ZoozaCrackers - this place was super busy when we got there, so you may have difficulty getting a table after ordering, but you can get the order to go as well. Casual deli with vegan sandwich, cheeseburger and matzo ball soup available. The burger reminded me of McDonald's, so up to you if you like that or not. The chocolate shake was yummy too. Stratta - we ate here last year and got the spicy spaghetti and eggplant napoleon along with a Stratta salad. All good, but nothing to rave about. The service though was excellent and the waiter so friendly and accommodating. We didn't eat here this year, but we did see that the menu has changed with some Gardein dishes added like spaghetti Bolognese and chicken parmesan. Pizza Place - from last year: The pizzas are made with Teese and the veggies you want ($1 a topping). We got ours with mushrooms, onions and peppers. We also got the breaded tofu parmesan sub which came with a marinara dipping sauce. They were both pretty good. The seating is indoor and outdoor by the waterfalls. Overall, it's nice to have vegan options available at every restaurant, but it's expensive.

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