ALEX Receives 2010 Wine Spectator Grand Award

ALEX, the namesake restaurant of chef Alessandro Stratta at Wynn Las Vegas, has received the coveted 2010 Grand Award from Wine Spectator magazine. ALEX joins an elite group of 75 dining establishments around the world to receive the Grand Award, the magazine’s highest honor.

Since the 2005 opening of Wynn Las Vegas, ALEX has been a two-time recipient of two Michelin stars and has been repeatedly awarded five stars by Forbes Travel Guide. At the restaurant, chef Alessandro Stratta serves dishes that reflect the changing seasons and continuously capture the essence of classic French Riviera cuisine. To complement Stratta’s menu, Danielle Price, the executive wine director of Wynn Resorts, worked with master sommelier Paolo Barbieri to create a diverse wine list composed of 2200 selections from the world’s finest producers, which includes the largest selection of Madeira in America dating back to the 18th century.

On October 30, Price, Barbieri and the ALEX beverage team will receive the honor with fellow winners at the New World Wine Experience Grand Awards Banquet in Las Vegas.

Wine Spectator magazine began its recognition of the world’s best wine programs 30 years ago, and will continue the tradition of profiling the year’s victors in the August 31 issue of the magazine. Restaurants are selected based on their superior wine lists in addition to outstanding food, service and ambience.