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Las Vegas Chef Alex Stratta to Open Bigoli in NYC

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Alex Stratta, a chef who made a name for himself first in New York and later in Scottsdale Arizona and Las Vegas (at casino restaurants Alex and Stratta), will soon open his first very own New York restaurant called Bigoli. The 84-seat restaurant, located in the old Gonzo space, will offer simple Italian food, and Stratta cautiously tells Flo Fab, "New Yorkers really know food but I’m hoping they’ll be kind and patient." Expect dishes like 24-hour duck confit, red-wine–braised oxtail, lobster raviolo, whole roasted black bass with blood orange salad, and more.

The restaurant is expected to open next Monday.
Update: Reps sent along the menu, which is reprinted below.

MENU
COLD ANTIPASTI

Carpaccio with Two Way Artichokes
Greens, ricotta salata, marinated artichokes, fried shaved artichokes,
eggplant puree crostino 17

Salumi & Prosciutto
Parmigiana, wild arugula, lemon dressing 16

Buratta & Heirloom Tomato
Creamy mozzarella, black olive, zucchini bruschetta 14

Beet & Roasted Pear Salad
Apple cider-hazelnut vinaigrette, goat cheese crostino, toasted hazelnuts
13

Hearts of Romaine
Creamy garlic dressing, croutons, anchovy 10

Baby Arugula, Apple & Fennel Salad
Dried figs, ricotta salata, toasted Marcona almonds, fig-red wine
vinaigrette 12

HOT ANTIPASTI
Chickpea Fries
Sun-dried tomato & roasted garlic dipping sauce 9

Spiced Butternut Squash Soup
'Fegato' crostino, candied chestnut crumble, sultana raisins 9

Wood-Fired Clams
Seasoned breadcrumbs, pancetta, white wine, olive oil, garlic 13

Grilled Octopus
Warm white bean salad, roasted peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, sweet & sour
orange zest 14

Twenty Four Hour Duck Leg Confit
Marinated, slow cooked, served crispy with honey braised turnips, spiced
kumquats, candied walnuts, toasted sesame seeds, endive salad 13

PASTA

Bigoli with Red Wine Braised Oxtail
Cippolini onions and parsnips, spiced currants, toasted walnuts, fried sage
leaves 24

Gnudi with Roasted Wild Mushrooms, Wilted Spinach and Brown Butter
Light, ricotta and mascarpone mini dumplings 22

Rigatoni with Tomato & Basil 19
Roasted Porcini and Watercress Risotto with Frog's Legs

Aged Parmigiano, sautéed frog's legs 27

Lobster Raviolo
Zucchini, lobster, oven-dried tomatoes, basil, sea-urchin citrus butter
sauce 32

Braised Veal Agnolotti
Mini ravioli stuffed with braised veal, pecorino, glazed leeks, carrots,
root vegetables, veal jus 23

Spicy Orecchiette
Small oval pasta, roasted guinea hen, fennel sausage, roasted escarole,
broccolini, Parmigiano 21

Gnocchi with Vermouth Butter Sauce & Fontina
Potato dumplings, Fontina, chives 22

ENTREES

Wood-Fired, Double-Cut, Kurobuta Pork Chop
Prosciutto, Fontina & sage stuffed with dried cherry, caramelized apple and
Marcona almond relish 33

Whole Roasted Black Bass with Fennel & Blood Orange Salad
De-boned whole fish with Spanish olives, lemon-blood orange vinaigrette 28

Marinated Game Hen 'al Mattone' ('Under a Brick')
Watercress, charred Meyer lemon 27

Barolo Braised Beef Short Rib
Porcini mushroom & bone marrow gratin served inside marrow bone 26

Veal Milanese
Breaded, pan sautéed with wild arugula, cherry tomato, shaved Parmigiano 28

Wood-Fired Prime Ribeye
Gremolata, roasted garlic-horseradish cream 49

Orata with Brown Butter-Lemon Sauce
Whole, boneless fish with roasted vegetables, pine nuts, raisins 28

Tuscan Style Oven Braised Veal
Slow braised in white wine, Swiss chard, chickpeas 25

CONTORNI

Creamy Horseradish Potatoes
Stewed Giant White Beans, Escarole & Tomato
Roasted Yukon Potatoes with Rosemary & Garlic
Baked Mac & Fontina Cheese
Cauliflower Gratin
Chickpea Crespelle
Roasted Lettuce with Pancetta, Garlic & Thyme
Mascarpone & Parmigiano Polenta
Garlic and Herb Bruschetta with Bel Paese Cheese
Market Vegetable of Day

7 each

DESSERT

Ricotta Cheesecake with Biscotti Crust, Blood Orange Marmalade and Basil
Pistachio Cake with Mascarpone Custard, Apricot Sorbet and Candied
Pistachios
Olive Oil Pound Cake with Caramelized Apple and Currant Relish, Chestnut
Honey and Crème Fraiche Gelato

9 each

· Alex Stratta Is Opening Bigoli in Greenwich Village [DJ]
· The Feed openings: The Shanty, Vanessa's Dumpling House and more [TONY]
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Bigoli Ristorante & Bar

140 W 13th Street, New York, NY 10011 212 647 1001

Bigoli

140 West 13th St., New York, NY

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