The first go around of the Wynn Master Class Series was met with such overwhelming response, that it was only a matter of time before classes were announced for the summer; including opportunities to go behind-the-scenes and learn from experts with one-of-a-kind interactive experiences ranging from playing poker and mastering sushi, to making beer and baking cakes.
Thursday, July 20th: Perfecting Your Poker Face* – Wynn Poker Room – 2pm ($125/person)
Ryan Beauregard (Director of Poker Operations, Wynn Las Vegas) hosts an exclusive master class for beginners looking to raise their game. In addition to helping players find their perfect “poker face,” the workshop will cover the general rules of the game, tactics to feel at ease sitting down at the table and tips to master the strategies of outplaying opponents.
Thursday, July 27th: Mastering Bread Baking – Wynn Bread Bakery – 1pm ($150/person)
Johann Willar (Master Bread Baker) invites guests to an exclusive workshop inside Wynn’s in-house bread bakery, for a beginner’s lesson in achieving professional results when baking at home. Guests can follow along as Willar bakes a classic baguette and a Pullman loaf, while sharing his personal techniques and favorite recipes, including the secret to baking the much-loved bacon bread rolls from SW Steakhouse. The workshop includes a casual charcuterie lunch.
Thursday, August 3rd: Sommelier for a Day* – Private Dining Room at Lakeside Seafood – 3pm ($125/person)
Mark Thomas (Executive Director of Wine, Wynn Las Vegas) invites guests to step into the role of a sommelier, and collaborate with him on his newest selection of globally inspired wines, debuting across the resort this summer. The spirited discussion and tasting will focus on diverse growing regions, wine styles and pairing versatility, followed by a blind tasting of select wines. Participants will assist in choosing two of the actual wines that make the list.
Thursday, August 10th: The Art of Making Beer* – Race & Sports Book – 3pm ($125/person)
Clyde Burney and Sam Merritt (Beer Gurus, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits), will lead a lively workshop focusing on beer – from its ingredients to the process by which it’s made. Burney and Merritt will guide guests step-by-step on the art of brewing beer at home, offering insight on the brewing process, ingredients and tips and tricks for achieving professional, craft-worthy results.
Friday, August 18th: Oddsmaker for a Day* - Race & Sports Book – 1pm ($125/person)
Johnny Avello (Executive Director of Race & Sports Operations, Wynn Las Vegas) invites guests to an exclusive master class in the art of setting odds. Guests will enjoy a personal lunch with Johnny, while getting an inside look into what it’s like to run a complex Race & Sports Book operation, and to be an odds-maker for Wynn Las Vegas; while learning how he sets the odds for major events like the Super Bowl and the Oscars.
Friday, September 15th: Sushi Master Class – Mizumi – Noon ($150/person)
Devin Hashimoto (Executive Chef, Mizumi) and Kitt Xiayasiha (Master Sushi Chef, Mizumi) welcome guests to the kitchen at Mizumi, for an interactive class on mastering nigiri, temaki and maki rolls; while learning tips on the best ingredients and methods for achieving restaurant-caliber sushi, at home. The chefs will share key elements of Japanese cooking, over lunch, while emphasizing the balance and harmony of flavor, color and texture, and demonstrating the craft of sushi platters.
Thursday, September 28th: Cake Decorating with a Master – Wynn Pastry Kitchen – 2pm – ($150/person)
Flora Aghababyan (Master Cake Artist, Wynn Las Vegas) opens the doors to her cake studio to share her expert techniques and secrets for making her award-winning celebration cakes for the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, and Bette Midler. The winner of Food Network’s Cake Challenge, Flora will share tips and techniques for creating stunning cakes at home - from the basics, including fondant and piping; to working with molding chocolate and sugar décor.
Wynn Master Class Series
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[Editor’s Note: * denotes that participants must be 21 years of age or older]