By Alex Hunt MW | December 1 2020
This is the Wynn Palace edition of the legendary Las Vegas SW; dinner theater reimagined, American Steakhouse cabaret, and a region-leading wine program. SW Wynn Palace is entering its third year of operation and has hit its stride. Many an accolade have tumbled in, most notably the recognition and the overall success of the wine program, which has drawn destination dinners and wine enthusiasts alike.
Wine director Paco Galdeano and his team of sommeliers have engineered the SW program. Mr. Galdeano has the enviable task of locating the finest wines, in every category, that showcase guest-driven preferences and trends, and, in addition, introducing new wine selections and regions to lead the marketplace.
With over 850 individual labels, and a total of approximately 25,000 bottles on the premises, new additions include wines of China; with white, Bordeaux blend, Pinot Noir and ice wine making an appearance.
SW’s menu leads the region with aged prime beef & Wagyu, live lobster, and seafood, and has even enthusiastically revived the caviar service, now offering rare Albino Almas caviar. The menu’s fish and seafood call for the finest Japanese sake, of which SW’s cellars hold over 1,700 bottles, all purchased direct from a sake brewer in Japan.
A venue recognized as ‘the place’ for celebrations, Champagne too has evolved as the taste has shifted from NV, to Vintage selections, and now even more so to boutique growers’ Champagnes. Boasting over 50 top labels for caviar pairings and nightly special occasions, producers such as Delamotte & Salon have opened their cellars with rare back vintages and limited production Champagnes.
The most surprising trend for SW has been the popularity of wines by the glass, here employing the Coravin wine system service for ultra-premium glass selections, offering a vast choice for a range of values and menu pairings.
SW Steakhouse Wynn Palace has established itself as the western fine dining restaurant in the Pearl Delta where adventurous diners from near and far flock. The wine program has evolved as a region-leading destination for fine wine, with a performance spectacle to match.