Wazuzu's name references a well-known 16th century painting of nine young dragons. Wynn's designer, Roger Thomas, has incorporated a 27-foot, three-dimensional crystal dragon into the decor, which is comprised of 90,000 Swarovski crystals and 24,00 flickering lights. With its dramatic lighting and "lucky charm" ambiance, guests feel as if they are sitting in an exotic jewel box, especially if you are lucky enough to get one of the booths and sofas that look outward toward the casino floor.
Beyond the delicious cuisine, well-chosen wines, and theater-like setting, I love the energy of this place. When I ask to meet Chef Jet, a young energetic man bounds over to my table, enthusiasm for the restaurant and his culinary art readily apparent in his voice. He explains the meaning behind the large golden pear structures around the room (fertility) and why he is so passionate about Pan Asian Bistro cuisine. He had grown up, he explains, working in his family's Los Angeles-based Thai markets and restaurants and wanted to share his take on Asian cuisine with the world. Before we can finish our conversation, Barbie calls Chef Jet over.
â€śSo tell me about what inspired this new Pan Asian Bistro trendâ€¦â€ť I hear her eagerly ask, surely excited to be among the first of her foodie friends to experience it.
Wynn Encore Resort
3131 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109