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ALEX, A GAYOT TOP 40 RESTAURANT IN THE U.S. IN 2008, HAS CLOSED Alex wins a top slot on the Vegas strip with its grandiose French-Italian gusto.
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: ALEX, A GAYOT TOP 40 RESTAURANT IN THE U.S. IN 2008, HAS CLOSED Alex is chef Alessandro Stratta (who, once upon a time, cheffed at Renoir, an overlooked restaurant inside Mirage). At Alex, Stratta’s talents are properly promoted, his French and Italian heritage headlines. Belle Époque furnishings are as present as ever, done up in sumptuous fabrics, the Christofle silver shined high. Stratta's cuisine reflects this opulence. Knowing this, the three-course prix-fixe menu might appease some appetites: find butter-poached king crab with crispy giant clam and green papaya salad. Stratta pairs roasted veal sweetbreads with savoy cabbage, spiced apples and wild mushrooms. There’s no stopping the richness; Stratta keeps it coming, serving Snake River Farms Wagyu beef with potato gnocchi, aged Parmigiano, porcinis and red wine sauce. Jenifer Fournier, also in charge of pastry at Stratta, transitions focus to her sugary line-up of flavors like a milk chocolate cream napoleon with peanut butter gelato. Stratta maps out an even more lavish spread on the tasting menu, ushering in a sauté of Sonoma foie gras with sweet potato, black truffles and caramelized onions with a butternut squash sauce. The deft Paolo Barbieri oversees the wine cellar and its 1,600-plus selections, a generous 500 of which are allocated to French Burgundies.

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