Monday, September 1, 2008

Vegas Uncork’d: Alex

On Saturday noon, an elegant lunch at Alex, hosted by Dorie Greenspan and Alex Stratta, was held over at the Wynn. As the luncheon guests entered inside Alex Restaurant, we were escorted to the garden in the back:

Appetizers were served:

We were then directed back into the dining room to be seated and the luncheon began:

At the table I was seated at, there was a couple from Chicago. and across from me, Paolo Barbieri, the head sommelier of Alex, and his guest Erin, who is one of the servers at Cut Restaurant over at the Palazzo. And seated to my left, Dorie Greenspan ...

Ravioli a la Monegasque with sweetbreads, Swiss chard and red wine reduction

Caduceus Cellars Nagual de la Naga 2005

Salad of duck confit and foie gras with dried cherry gratin

Caduceus Cellars Nagual del Sensei 2005

Crispy roasted salmon with rhubarb, endive and red wine-lobster sauce

Barbieri Wine Company Colson Canyon Vineyard 2006

Wagyu beef with pancetta, bone marrow and black truffle

Barbieri Wine Company Three Creek Vineyard 2006

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate


That was a fantastic lunch! And seating next to Dorie Greenspan made it even better ...

Dorie Greenspan and Alex Stratta


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3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Las Vegas, NV 89109

(702) 248-DINE (3463)