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Jan 7, 2013 03:47 PM

WHOA. Alex S (from Alex @ Wynn) lands @ Scarpetta.

Hopefully taking his michelin stars with him!

details can be found at your local foodie website(s).

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  1. I too found this shocking. I heard he also consulted at Marche Bacchus in Summerlin a while ago as well.

    1. That is amazing news. I just wonder what that means for Scarpetta's menu. Alex and Stratta's prior restaurant, Renoir, were more French than Italian. They also, in my opinion, were vastly superior to Scarpetta, which is one of my most disappointing meals of the past few years.

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      1. re: Jwsel

        Actually, his prior restaurant was at the eponymous Alex at the Wynn.

        1. re: foodiemahoodie

          You misread my post. I said "Alex [meaning his restaurant at the Wynn] and Stratta's prior restaurant Renoir [referring to his earlier restaurant at the Mirage, which was before Alex]." I thought Alex was good, but Renoir was exceptional. I had my 30th birthday at Renoir and it remains one of my top dining experiences.

          1. re: Jwsel

            Ah, you're right. I missed the way you used "and" .

            BTW - I do agree Alex (never tried Renoir) was better than Scarpetta. Would be great if he could bring Scarpetta up to Alex levels. Thought I hear he's had issues battling some personal demons. Hope he's victorious in that arena.

      2. Thanks for sharing the news. Alex at the Wynn was my first and only high end fine dining experience. I had hoped of one day going back and was sad to learn it closed shortly after my visit. Maybe I'll get the chance to experience his food again closer to home.

        1. I don't know if this will be a big impact or not. It's still Conant's restaurant and he will still be offering his Scarpetta dishes and his Scarpetta recipes. Not sure if you necessarily need Stratta unless there will be a new section of the menu where Stratta gets free rein .

          1. A "what the hell Alex" as alex has taken a "personal leave of absence" and original chef returns.