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Alex -- website menus ?? Are they up to date?

lorishea87 Oct 27, 2010 05:07 PM

Planning my dinners and Alex was a favorite last trip. Has anyone been lately?? Is the menu different than the one listed online. It seems the online menu has a lot of summer seasonal items on it -- just wondering if they changed things up for fall.

Any standouts lately?? My husband loves duck, so I"m hoping it's on for him. But I have to say, none of the entrees are calling my name.

  1. rednyellow Oct 27, 2010 09:33 PM

    Why not phone and ask?

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    1. re: rednyellow
      lorishea87 Oct 28, 2010 05:59 AM

      Thanks for all the input. I thought about calling. Our reservation is for the evening we get in, and I was wanting to check the Taste of Wynn vs the regular Prix Fixe options, which dictates our dining times. I think I'm leaning toward the regular menu at this point anyway, so I might go ahead and push our reservation later.

      1. re: lorishea87
        zippyh Oct 28, 2010 11:23 AM

        Try emailing Wynn. I just used the address from the contact us page on the website. They responded the next day with pdfs of the menus I was asking about.

        1. re: zippyh
          lorishea87 Oct 28, 2010 12:15 PM

          Super idea Zippyh! Thanks. I hate calling places to get information -- makes me feel like my mother who calls every store before she goes.

          1. re: lorishea87
            Scott M Oct 28, 2010 01:29 PM

            If you get the info, please let us know what you find out. I would like to know the answer.

            1. re: Scott M
              lorishea87 Oct 29, 2010 08:46 AM

              I did email the Wynn and they sent back the current menu that is posted online, even the Farmer's Market menu is the same. I'm thinking it might not be accurate based on the comment above that said the menu they had was different than the online menu in August. They did however, include the Vegetarian Menu, which I have not seen anywhere before:

              VEGETABLE MENU
              Marinated Heirloom Tomato Salad with Sliced Cucumbers, Tomato
              Granite and Tomme Crayeuse

              Crudités of Summer Vegetables with Zucchini Pistou, Lemon
              Vinaigrette and Squash Blossoms

              Linguini with Sweet Corn and Pepper Relish, Vadouvan Curry and
              Roasted Sweet Tomatoes

              Roasted Baby Eggplant with Piperade, Butterball Potato Puree and
              Fresh Calamansi

              Warm Brown Butter Peaches with Almond and Sour Cream Ice Cream

              3 Courses $80
              5 Courses $110

              Sweet Tomatoes
              2080 N Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89108

              1. re: lorishea87
                ellenost Oct 29, 2010 10:19 AM

                I've dined at Alex 4 times in the past 3 years, and none of the actual menus matched the online menu at the time. While I might have been somewhat disappointed for the moment since I like to plan my meals, I have to admit, that I've always found lots to love about the actual menu. I hope you can be flexible and enjoy the current menu since there is always great variety. Also, if there is something that you would prefer on the a la carte menu if you're ordering the tasting menu (or vice versa), the staff is always very accomodating to make changes. When I had dinner at Alex in April, my sister and I ordered the tasting menu, but there was only a foie gras torchon on the tasting menu; the a la carte menu had a hot preparation of foie gras that we knew we would prefer. Our captain had no problem switching the foie gras preparations. Based on my previous visits, I am positive you will love your dinner at Alex.

                1. re: ellenost
                  lorishea87 Oct 29, 2010 11:02 AM

                  Thanks Ellen ! I've followed your advice in the past and not been disappointed!
                  Did you happen to try the Wagyu with Chimichurri sauce?

                  1. re: lorishea87
                    ellenost Oct 29, 2010 12:36 PM

                    Thanks for the compliment! I had the wagyu, but I don't think it had the chimichurri sauce (it was wonderful nevertheless). Wishing you a great trip!

                2. re: lorishea87
                  Scott M Nov 1, 2010 11:37 AM

                  I would hope they would remove Heirloom Tomatoes from the menu soon. It is getting awfully late to still be serving. I realize the season started late but it's time to move on.

          2. re: lorishea87
            ellenost Oct 28, 2010 12:35 PM

            Even if you dine early, you can still order from the regular menu.

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          willyum Oct 27, 2010 06:13 PM

          Dined at Alex August 25 and they gave us a copy of the actual menu. Comparing that one (late August) to what's up on the web now (dated 7/2010) the Farmer's Market Menu was totally different except for the sweetbreads, the Prix Fixe menu was almost identical for the first two courses but for the desserts two were the same and two were changed (my wife really wanted that coconut crepe ...).

          Tasting menu is identical.

          For the Farmer's Market menu they replaced the tuna carpaccio with halibut, the roasted porcelet was replaced with 'rabbit three ways', and the dessert was also new.

          This was 2 months ago so it's likely there are some other seasonal changes (fresh truffles at outrageous seem to be the rage at Robuchon and Guy Savoy, for example).

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          1. re: willyum
            willyum Oct 27, 2010 06:16 PM

            oops ... "fresh truffles at outrageous seem to be the rage" should have read "fresh truffles at outrageous PRICES seem to be the rage" ...

          2. Scott M Oct 27, 2010 05:36 PM

            I too am planning to go, and notice that the date of the menu is stamped on the lower right of the last page of the menu on the website. It shows the date of 07/2010. So it may still be the current menu which hasn't changed since July or it has not been updated online. I have noticed the Taste of Wynn Alex menu is dated 9/30/2010 and has some of the same offerings as the regular 07/2010 menu. So unless it changed in the last month and hasn't posted to the web, it looks like the menu has not changed since 07/2010.

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