This Just In: Middleton Moving to Boulud; Stratta Returning to Marche Bacchus
Jeff and Rhonda Wyatt will announce tomorrow that Executive Chef David Middleton will be leaving Marche Bacchus to accept a position as a chef with a very famous, New York-based icon of French gastronomy, who may or may not be named Daniel Boulud, who’s very, very French and very charcuterie-centric outpost may soon be coming to the Venetian.
Middleton will be departing the Desert Shores destination in mid-January, at which time Alex Stratta will reclaim the title of top toque in this kitchen. According to the Wyatt’s, Stratta will be launching a new menu soon, and will continue to serve as the grand fromage and consultant to the restaurant even after a replacement for Middleton is found.
Translation: Stratta will continue to lend his considerable chops to the menu, and maintain the exec chef title, even after they find a Chef de Cuisine to run the day to day operations.