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Vegas Dining News: Stratta Opens at Wynn, Taste of America Comes to Vegas

Stratta Opens at Wynn Las Vegas

Chef Alessandro Stratta is the man behind the popular Alex restaurant at the Wynn Las Vegas. This month, he is expanding his culinary claim upon the hotel with the opening of his newest restaurant, Stratta.

Taking over the spot formerly occupied by Corsa Cucina, Stratta also is an Italian trattoria, featuring a casual, down-to-earth vibe. In fact, the interior decor is even pretty much the same.

The menu, however, is very much a reflection of the award-winning chef’s culinary talents, featuring signature items like Wood-Fired Clams Casino, Bucatini Amatriciana, veal parmigiana, homemade pastas and six varieties of hearth-baked pizza. Entree prices range between $24 and $48, and the full menu is available online.

Stratta is open for dinner from 5:30pm until 11pm daily. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 702.770.3463 or 888.352.3463.

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James Beard Foundation Hosts Taste of America 2008 in Vegas

If you’re a foodie who enjoys the award-winning culinary delights of Vegas, you’ll want to mark your calendar for the weekend of October 24-26, as the James Beard Foundation brings their Taste of America event to Vegas.

Taste of America will feature a multitude of hosted dinners, cooking demonstrations, educational panels and more, all conducted by some of the best chefs in America, including Paul Bartolotta, Traci Des Jardin, Jean-Philippe Maury, Bradley Ogden, Julian Serrano, Kerry Simon, Alessandro Stratta and Charlie Trotter.

Signature dinners will take place Friday night (October 24) at Alex and Bartolotta at Wynn Las Vegas, Bradly Ogden and Rao at Caesars Palace, Fiamma at MGM Grand, Restaurant Charlie at The Palazzo, Simon at the Palms Place Hotel, Tuscany Kitchen at the Bellagio and Valentino at The Venetian. Prices range from $175 to $500 a seat, depending on the restaurant chosen.

The big Saturday Night Gala takes place at the Palazzo and features a four-course dinner prepared by sixteen chefs, with wine pairings, along with a cocktail reception. Tickets are available for $300 and $500.

For more information, and to purchase tickets to any of the dinner events, visit the Taste of America website.