Showcasing classics with a modern touch
Wynn Palace is proud to present Lakeview Palace, the luxury resort's brand new dining Jiangnan cuisine establishment. The new restaurant encapsulates the essence of Jiangnan cuisine, infused with contemporary elements to reinvent classics to new heights. Crafted by Executive Chef Wilson Fam, whose culinary expertise facilitates his creativity to signature dishes from Jiangsu and Zhejiang cuisine as the main highlight of the restaurant, supported by notable courses from Sichuan and Guangdong repertoires, Chef Fam's endless creativity is set to surprise the most discerning palates. This autumn, indulge in a new form of Jiangnan cuisine, with elegance and contemporary touches.
Highlighting exposure and experience throughout his culinary career of nearly 20 years, Chef Fam is no stranger to the vast diversity of regional Chinese cuisines, including Sichuan, Cantonese, Huaiyang, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, as he continues to creatively infuse Western contemporary techniques in his Chinese cuisine. A firm believer in developing utmost respect for ingredients while preserving our rich culinary traditions, Chef Fam believes "a chef must learn more about each ingredient to understand its profile and characteristics. Developing such understanding allows a chef to develop the best preparation for each ingredient." Besides techniques, Chef Fam also pays homage to classic flavor profiles of dishes from Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Huaiyang, Sichuan and Guangdong cuisines, and retouch each of his creations with a surprising twist and enriched charisma.
With Chef Fam's ingenuity and innovation, guests can anticipate on a new series of reinvented Jiangnan cuisine. "Cold Marinated Abalone with Pickled Chili" is a refreshing highlight of his menu. Fresh abalones from Dalian province are seasoned in a lightly-spiced soy marinade, paired with cucumber gelee shaped to resemble a painting. The marinated mollusk is paired with Sichuan light-pickled style French fennel bulb, served with a light anecdote to Chef Fam's homemade chili sauce that exemplifies complexity in flavors. "Chef Wilson's Original Recipe of Lemongrass Pigeon" is the perfect marriage between Southeast Asian vibes and traditional Cantonese flavors. Chef Fam marinates 21-day-old tender pigeon for 8 hours, allowing the marinade to permeate into the flesh before the bird is wood-roasted. The roasting process seals meaty juices as the skin crisps. The pigeons are flash-smoked with fresh lemongrass stalks before serving, and refreshed with a twist of lemon for zesty richness, a brilliant twist of the conventional roasted pigeon. Classic Beggar's Chicken turns to "Fortune Chicken with Wild Mushroom Ragouts" takes a modern approach, as Chef Fam replaced the conventional mud-covered preparation with a Western execution of baking the mushroom-stuffed chicken in a Wellington pastry crust.
Lakeview Palace takes great pride with a full panoramic view of Wynn Palace's vast Performance Lake and transforms the beauty of Jiangnan into shades of emerald green, where natural sunlight embellishes the space with intricate, auspicious cloud pattern designs. Its design mirrors the scenic ambience of a feast by the lakeside, feeling the light breeze that inspires a journey of discovery in Chef Wilson Fam's contemporary take on Jiangnan gastronomy. Eight private dining rooms, reminiscent of opera boxes, are available for added privacy; of these, four are located lakeside with private outdoor terraces.