This Just In – ALEX to Close Jan. 15…and Stephen Hopcraft is alive and well at STK!
The Las Vegas Weekly is reporting that ALEX — the Michelin 2-star, grand dame deluxe restaurant helmed by über-chef Alex Stratta at the Wynn — will serve its final foie gras and beatific bites of Stratta’s Franco-Italian delights on January 15.
In keeping with Wynn/Encore’s slow, steady dismantling of whatever gourmet food/restaurant reputation it sought to create and trade upon when it opened in 2005, ELV expects the space to be turned into a steakhouse.
In other news, ELV was informed last night that Stephen Hopcraft, former top toque at Sea Blue, and a recent contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef, has left is at the stoves at STK, less than a month after it opened in The Cosmo. (Duh!) To which ELV can only remark: There goes We’re glad he’s around to soon read the glowing review we were about to give it/him… and as for all of those who gave us bad info on his whereabouts… WTF!?
In additional other news, there’s been a management shake up at Milos in The Cosmo, and super-sommelier Chris Janz is now running the front of the house as G.M.. To which ELV can only say : Ay, chihuahua!
Geez Louise! ELV takes half a day off and the whole world goes to hell in a hand basket.