Stories about Spago

Wolfgang Puck is expanding Spago in Beverly Hills

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • February 25, 2021

Wolfgang Puck is expanding Spago with a 6,500-square-foot outdoor dining area in front of the Beverly Hills restaurant. The new space, called Spago L’extérieur, is located in the Canon Drive cul-de-sac. It will feature a large tent with slotted

will accommodate 109 people, including 30 seats in the lounge area. Dining area tables will be eight feet apart. Advertisement Diners will be able to order from the full Spago menu in the tent, and the existing Spago patio dining area also will be

Review: Is Spago relevant? Our critic talks through three (very different) recent meals

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • June 27, 2019

This week our two restaurant critics jointly consider one of Los Angeles’ dining behemoths and ask the question: Is Spago still relevant? This is Bill Addison’s review. Find Patricia Escárcega’s take here. Weighing the context and evolution of our

defining restaurants such as Spago is important. Also, for most of us, the primary question amounts to this: How’s the food at this once-upon-a-time game-changer today? Consider three recent review meals at Spago, two of which Patricia Escárcega and I


101 Best Restaurants in L.A.: the Hall of Fame

Bill Addison, Patricia Escárcega, Brian Park • Los Angeles Times • December 12, 2019

iced coffee. — P.I.E. 5183 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 665-1035, (Christina House / Los Angeles Times) Spago Power, celebrity, a sense of occasion, late 20th century glamour, smoked salmon pizza: Few restaurants need less of

de résistance is pastry chef Della Gossett’s kardinal schnitte, a cathedral of a dessert built on sponge cake, meringue, layers of custardy strawberry-white chocolate crème and the ripest Harry’s Berries strawberries. Spago pioneered casual fine

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Wolfgang Puck Passes the Torch to His 26-Year-Old Son at Merois

Andy Wang • Los Angeles Magazine • December 9, 2020

Hollywood. The location is meaningful for Puck, who opened the original Spago on the Sunset Strip in 1982. That now-legendary restaurant quickly became a celebrity hangout and a driving force for vibrant California cuisine, with Puck’s smoked-salmon pizza

becoming a star in its own right. “For me, that’s where it all started,” Puck says, “looking out from Spago, out on the city, and saying, ‘Wow, L.A.’ And then having such a successful restaurant beyond my wildest dreams.” Puck is writing a new chapter of

Review: Spago at middle age: Is Wolfgang Puck’s flagship restaurant still relevant?

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • June 27, 2019

This week our two restaurant critics jointly consider one of Los Angeles’ dining behemoths and ask the question: Is Spago still relevant? This is Patricia Escárcega’s review. Find Bill Addison’s take here. As armchair statisticians like to remind us

“icons.” Spago, Wolfgang Puck’s temple to casually elegant dining, is the rare restaurant that can make a fair claim to all three titles. At 37 years old, it is a middle-aged colossus with name recognition around the world. Its legacy is manifold: Puck’s

Beyond Spago, exploring Wolfgang Puck’s L.A. empire at Cut and Chinois on Main

Bill Addison, Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • June 27, 2019

Spago is the undisputed crown jewel of Wolfgang Puck’s dining empire, but the acclaimed chef also oversees more than a dozen other branded restaurants around the world. Our restaurant critics Bill Addison and Patricia Escárcega drop in on two of

a vegetable stir-fry but made with brown rice,” he says cheerfully. Aha. While Spago strives to keep reinventing itself through the decades, Chinois on Main and its Asian-fusion menu wallow in the past. Wolfgang Puck and Barbara Lazaroff opened it in

Sommeliers saved this L.A. restaurant from COVID closure

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • March 31, 2021

hosted earlier in the week. Norman, who was a sommelier at Spago until the pandemic hit, hosts weekly virtual blind tastings and biweekly or monthly masterclasses. She relies on businesses to be pickup and drop-off locations for her wine-tasting kits. Six

sommelier certification at 21 and joined the team at Spago shortly after. When the pandemic hit, she created the United Sommeliers Foundation, an organization that has raised more than $950,000 to help wine professionals. That night, she posted a message to

Wolfgang Puck is opening two new restaurants on Sunset Boulevard

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • September 25, 2020

company, Spago, Cut and dozens of other restaurants around the world. The Pendry West Hollywood hotel and residences, on the southeast corner of Sunset Boulevard and Olive Drive, is the site of Puck’s two newest restaurants, Ospero and Merois. Both are

dining room. “The wood-burning oven started on Sunset Boulevard. Spago was the first to have one in L.A.,” Puck said, referring to the original Spago, which opened in 1982. “Now it’s back.” Puck plans to serve salads, handmade pastas, pizza and seasonal

L.A. chefs share their earthquake kit food wish lists

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • June 12, 2021

actually use. >> Della Gossett, pastry chef at Spago Couverture dark chocolate coins (70%). Not only is dark chocolate said to be an antioxidant, [promoting] heart health and brain function, it more importantly makes you feel good and is a mood booster

What Wolfgang Puck thinks the restaurant industry needs most

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • May 17, 2020

renaissance in the 1980s with restaurants Spago and Chinois. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing shutdown have pushed him into politics, with a seat on President Trump’s economic council alongside chefs Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud and Jean-Georges

restaurants are closed. We are supposed to open in Singapore soon. In Istanbul soon too. Here in L.A., we’re doing takeout at Spago, a little takeout at Bel-Air Hotel and a little takeout at Chinois. With all the overhead of a restaurant, I hope that when we