LAS VEGAS, NV – To celebrate the start of the new year, Wynn Las Vegas is unveiling a lineup of Master Classes for winter 2022. The popular series gives guests an inside look at some of Wynn’s most iconic restaurants and resort highlights. Locals and visitors alike can take cooking classes with master chefs like executive chef Min Kim of Mizumi, learn all about margaritas with resort mixologist Mariena Mercer Boarini, go behind-the-scenes of Wynn’s iconic Lake of Dreams spectacular, and much more.
The winter 2022 lineup of Master Classes includes:
Master Dumpling Class with Sandy Shi – Thursday, January 20 at noon
Master dim sum chef Sandy Shi invites guests to learn the secret to making sublime dumplings at home in this lively interactive class. From wontons and wrappers to fillings and dipping sauces, this in-kitchen experience includes tips on crafting professional Chinese dumplings and precision methods for pan frying them to crispy perfection. A casual dim sum lunch follows the demo. This experience takes place at Wing Lei.
Showstopping Desserts at Home with Michael Outlaw – Friday, January 21 at 2 p.m.
With Valentine’s Day a heartbeat away, chef Michael Outlaw, the sultan of sweets at SW Steakhouse and Lakeside, invites guests to this tutorial on creating showstopping desserts at home. Join Outlaw for his step-by-step demo on creating memorable desserts sure to dazzle every dessert lover. This experience takes place at Lakeside.
Mastering Chocolate with Patrice Caillot – Thursday, February 3 at 2 p.m.
One of Wynn’s most popular classes returns with executive pastry chef Patrice Caillot, who invites guests into his kitchen for a crash course on all things chocolate. Participants will learn the basics of making and working with chocolate, including emulsions, tempering, molding, and piping, all while tasting a variety of Wynn’s artisanal chocolates. This Willy Wonka-like experience is limited to just 12 participants and will take place at the Wynn Pastry Shop.
Champagne Dreams with Brian Weitzman – Friday, February 11 at 3 p.m.
Pop the cork and tour the world’s greatest sparkling wine regions, guided by Wynn’s executive director of wine, Brian Weitzman. Experience an array of sparkling wines from Champagne and prosecco to cava and more, all matched perfectly to a variety of small bites. This experience is exclusive to guests 21 and over and will take place at Lakeside.
Ultimate Margaritas and More with Mariena Mercer Boarini – Friday, February 18 at 3 p.m.
Just in time for National Margarita Day on February 22, Wynn’s resort mixologist Mariena Mercer Boarini shares her pro-tips for turning up the volume on at home cocktail entertaining. The class will teach attendees how to master a margarita while enjoying snacks from Casa Playa executive chef Sarah Thompson. This experience is exclusive to guests 21 and over and will take place at Casa Playa.
Brunch Entertaining Made Easy with Billy DeMarco – Thursday, March 3 at noon
Savory small plates are the big idea behind La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway. Billy DeMarco, executive chef of La Cave, invites guests to an exclusive culinary demonstration and tasting inspired by his famous tableside butlered brunch. DeMarco will offer a variety of ideas to elevate at home brunch entertaining, with simple tips and techniques for creating delicious small plates that pair exceptionally well with sparkling wine, cocktails, or craft brews. This experience is exclusive to guests 21 and older and will take place at La Cave.
Mastering Sushi with Min Kim – Friday, March 11 at noon
Mizumi executive chef Min Kim will be joined by Wynn’s master sushi chef Yuji Abinales to share the secrets of recreating Mizumi’s elaborate sushi platters at home. Participants will learn the tenets of Japanese cooking which includes balancing flavor, color, and texture; how to source the best ingredients; and techniques for achieving restaurant-caliber sushi rolls at home. This experience will take place at Mizumi.
Secrets of the Lake of Dreams with Matt Scherbring – Thursday, March 24 at 5 p.m.
Rolling emojis, a flying astronaut, a mermaid, and a singing frog are all part of Wynn’s Lake of Dreams spectacular, which recently underwent a reimagining. For the first time ever, Matt Scherbring, production manager for the show, invites guests on a guided behind-the-scenes tour of how the magic comes to life each night. The experience includes cocktails at Parasol Down.
Behind the Scenes with Wynn’s K9 Team – Thursday, March 31 at 11 a.m.
Wynn’s head of K9 operations, Ryan Millbern, takes guests behind-the-scenes with Wynn’s elite K9 team that works as a detection unit on the resort grounds. Impeccably bred and imported from Europe, these four-legged members of Wynn’s security team are a beloved fixture of the resort. Join Millbern as he leads a tour through the private kennel and reveals a typical day for the ten dogs that comprise the K9 squad. The experience takes place at the Wynn South Convention area and will include refreshments.
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