Joseph Elevado Named Executive Chef at Andrea’s in Encore at Wynn Las VegasDecember 7, 2012 By: Nightclub and Bar
Culinary excellence continues at Wynn Las Vegas with the appointment of Joseph Elevado as Executive Chef of Andrea’s, the new restaurant opening Dec. 28 at Encore. Honing his culinary skills in esteemed kitchens across the country, Chef Elevado brings his mastery of Asian flavors and technical artistry to Andrea’s hip “vibe” dining atmosphere integrated into Surrender Nightclub. Elevado debuts creative sharable plates and menu items that are ideal for lively group dining in a setting that is distinctively Wynn.
“I am creating dishes that will complement Andrea’s fun, high-energy and interactive dining experience,” said Chef Elevado. “I envision people eating much like I do when I go out with friends, sharing together family style. Dishes like crispy crab and scallop, truffled ponzu rock shrimp tempura, and, of course, Wagyu sliders are perfect to share. My goal is to make everyone’s meal at Andrea’s as exciting and memorable as their night out at Surrender Nightclub.”
Diners may opt for an array of fresh shellfish on ice and enjoy a wide range of dim sum pot stickers, dumplings, rolls, and scallion pancakes that can be paired with colorful salads, noodles, fried rice variations and other tempting side dishes. Elevado’s menu features something for every taste, including classically prepared steaks, seafood, poultry and vegan options.
Elevado returns to Las Vegas after serving as Executive Chef at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills. Previously, he was at the helm of the kitchen at Social House in Las Vegas. Elevado also enjoyed a nine-year stint at Nobu, first at Nobu NYC under Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and then later as Executive Chef at Nobu Las Vegas, where he earned numerous accolades, including the Mobil Four-Star Award.
Imagined by interior designer Todd-Avery Lenahan, Andrea’s continues Wynn’s legacy of innovation in entertainment and design. Andrea’s modern and feminine décor elements meld dining and nightlife into one seamless environment. The restaurant’s interiors are accented in cream, cognac, pearl and gold hues and feature luxurious finishes. Additionally, guests can lounge in velvet sofas in the step-up dining area under the glow of 1,000 champagne tinted Venetian glass teardrops.
Wynn Las Vegas Resident DJ Steve Angello, of Swedish House Mafia fame, directs Andrea’s music program, curating sounds for early dining, mid-evening and late-evening, with volume levels always set for unhindered conversation.