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Carlos Guía: Carnivore

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Alex Karvounis

Carlos Guia

Carlos Guía’s The Country Club at the Wynn is a must-be-seen spot for power lunches, as it’s easy to discern upon entering the attractive restaurant. We asked the eatery’s chef what keeps patrons coming back.

What do people say about The Country Club?

It’s a little confusing because everybody thinks it’s a private club. We try to market it so that people understand it’s not.

As a chef, what’s your goal?

To create great memories for the guests.

If you had a TV show for your restaurant, what would you call it?

Anything Goes. I like coming up with different things in the kitchen. Since my dad’s Venezuelan, I grew up in Venezuela, New Orleans and New York City.

How much time do you spend in the kitchen?

A lot. Every day. I’m not a clipboard chef.

What’s different about the Vegas Strip?

Our competition in Las Vegas is really tough. There are a lot of great steakhouses in this town. What makes The Country Club very different is our Southern influence and

strong flavor profile.

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