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VegasEats: Alex At Wynn Las Vegas

By Chuckmonster on Thursday, 6th January 2011 4:34pm
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With the sad news coming across the wire that Alex at Wynn Las Vegas is closing, I thought that in the interest of expediency to post my unfinished Alex dining review AS IS - basically a sketch of the introduction with some notes and photos. I'm truly heartbroken Alex is closing, hopefully this will entice some of you to get in there before it closes on January 15th.

Here it is, the disjointed but hopefully still amusing 'review in progress as is' of our Thanksgiving night dinner at Wynn Las Vegas.

The guy at the next table looks a helluva lot like Barry Diller.

Over there, in the corner... is that former Senator Evan Bayh? If it is, his wife - uhm or whatever - is bangin' hot. The frail looking man nesting in the banquette alone is nibbling on his dishes like a Peacock. Holy shit, he is a peacock. Despite her slutty looks, the woman who came in with the Russian gangsters can't be a hooker, as Machine Gun Mikihl hasn't silenced her motormouth and the measures of vodka haven't drowned it either. Dare I ask the waiter for to send the Keno runner?

Canapes... welcome to Alex.

Alex Canapes

Spinach filo pastry Tomato puree, lobster beignet, garbanzo and kale bean puree soup, beet salad with frisee, warm pb&j tarte

Amuse Bouche

Alex Amuse Bouche Butternut

Butternut squarsh puree with pomegranate arils, topped with a hazelnut foam.


Alex Starter Foie

Foie Gras, squarsh puree, potato chip

Alex Starter Scallops

Scallops brussel sprouts, apple & hazlenuts


Alex Entree Wagyu

Wagyu beef, aged parmesan potato gnocchi, onion, [ ]

Alex Entree Turkey

Turkey dinner - butternut squarsh puree, stuffing, turkey roulade stuffed with sausage, breadcrumbs, foie gras, stuffing, cranberry compote, haricots vert and stuffin'

Cheese Course

Alex Cheese Fixins

Cheese fixins: candied walnuts, walnut date bread, quints gelee, apricot splooj, honeycomb

Alex Cheese

Cheese:camont, pas, english cheddar, taleggio, french blue cheese

Dessert Palate Cleanser

Alex Dessert Lemon Tapioca

Lemon tapioca curd with grapefruit segments and deep fried tapioca crunchies [?].


Alex Dessert Mint Chocolate

Warm chocolate tarte, home made marshmallow disque, strong mint ice cream, chocolate ribbons

Alex Dessert Applepuff

Apple puff, poached apples, shortbread with apples lots of stuff

Petit fours

Alex Dessert Canape

chocolate spungy with gold flakes, crispy fruit leather cream tube, chocolate, fruit cake granola bar, lemon glazed marshmallow cookie

More Dessert

Alex Dessert Madelines

Warm lemon madelines

Take Home

Alex Macaroons

A container of yummy macaroons

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Comments & Discussion:

See, now your Alex meal actually sounds pretty good. Mine, not as much:


Dining at Alex wasn't as much about the wonderful meal as it was about the experience. It was an event, from descending the grand staircase to relaxing at the widely spaced tables. Unlike its predecessor, Renoir at The Mirage, which was a very cramped space, prompting Steve Wynn to call it a jewel box, Alex was big and bold.

Service at Alex was overwhelming. At times, we wanted to tell the waitstaff to chill and leave us alone. They were practically tripping over one another. Everything was over the top, including the little ottomans or whatever, ostensibly to hold ladies' purses that were beside each table. Even though I tripped over one, they added to the ambience.

Times change, and perhaps, one has to be of a certain generation to appreciate Alex, but it will be sorely missed.

For some strange reason, my dining companion recited Edwin Arlington Robinson's poem, "Richard Cory" during dinner. That was ominous.

Misnomer, why did you order the tasting menu? with wine pairing no less.

i have expensive tastes, but im not a foodie, and i dont do tasting menus.

Wow, this brings back some fond memories and I am sorry to hear Alex is closing.

I thought the tasting menu with wine pairing were excellent, and not the worst value at seems like $350ish all in. Actually $352.99 if I include the Big Mac I had before dinner, in anticipation of Lilliputian portion sizes.

Damn, I forgot I ordered the McNuggets as well. Jesus.


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