Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | 11:06 a.m.
Gorgeous Jenny McCarthy hopped into Steve Wynn’s Encore as bright and bouncy as the Easter Bunny over the weekend. Her first stop with her sister JoJo McCarthy was the Asian hotspot Andrea’s.
The actress and model even hopped behind the bar to serve cocktails and toast a bachelorette enjoying her final days of freedom. The mini Las Vegas vacation was to celebrate the renewal of her VH1 talk show “The Jenny McCarthy Show,” which begins seven new episodes April 12.
Jenny also went into executive chef Joseph Elevado’s kitchen to learn and help prepare pot stickers. Chef Elevado presented Jenny with smoked salmon sashimi, and she sipped on an Asian pear cocktail, while JoJo and she shared raw oysters, a shrimp tempura roll and shrimp pad Thai.
Jenny, the 1994 Playboy Playmate of the Year, posed for a photo with reigning 2012 Playmate of the Year Jaclyn Swedberg, who also was dining at Andrea’s. The next day, Jenny continued the party in a luxury bungalow at Encore Beach Club.
Thanks to David Becker of WireImage for his photo gallery.
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Encore is nearly a mirror image of the Wynn Las Vegas, from the brown glass exterior to the style and placement of the logo — and it's just as luxurious as the original. Some call Encore the younger, hipper sister of Wynn.
Located steps from Wynn Las Vegas, yet under the same roof, Encore's fanciful and intimate atmosphere is unlike anything anywhere, with an environment that is uniquely Wynn and distinctly Encore.
Steve Wynn spared no detail in his newest property when designing Encore. The casino floor is decorated in rich reds, browns and purples with mosaic butterflies embedded into the marble floors and fresh flowers greeting guests in the casino atrium.
Luxury doesn't end of the casino floor. Encore boasts 2,034 impeccable guest rooms and suites. The standard suites resort accommodations are 700 square feet with the larger suites measuring in at 5,800 square feet. Standard suites guest rooms feature plasma screen TVs, high-end bath products, spectacular views of the Strip, and also plush linens and mattresses, which can be purchased in the Encore store, in case you can't get enough.
Dining options include Chef Theo Schoenegger's fine Italian cuisine at Chef Theo Schoenegger's, Sinatra's and the pan-Asian café creations of Chef Jet Tila at Wazuzu.
Guests can also dine on steaks and chops at star Botero Steak. At Switch, Encore's French restaurant, the walls come to life mid-meal and your surroundings appear to change before your eyes. For decadent, hip Asian dining before or after a night at one of resort’s ultra-chic nightclubs, visit Andrea’s, the newest dining experience at Encore.
XS headlines Encore's nightlife and pool party scene while Danny Gans takes care of humor and entertainment. Encore also features two of the most celebrated nightlife experiences in Vegas, XS Nightclub and Surrender. Both feature main room dance floors that flow outside to pools, patio spaces and gaming areas.
When the temperature rises, don’t miss Encore Beach Club, the premier daylife destination that features three tiered pools and luxurious cabanas and bungalows with private infinity pools.
Encore Esplanade features 11 high-end retail stores, with brands like Hermes, Chanel, Loro Piana and Rock, and Republic Piaget luxury watches. The resort also has a Forbes Five-Star spa, a salon and an 18-hole, on-site golf course, which is adjacent to the Wynn.