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Las Vegas: Puck marks 20 years in Sin City by cooking up specials

December 04, 2012|By Jay Jones
  • Wolfgang Puck is celebrating two decades of work in Las Vegas, turning up the volume -- way up -- on the dining scene.
Wolfgang Puck is celebrating two decades of work in Las Vegas, turning up… (Amanada Marsalis )

Wolfgang Puck, the man many credit with turning Las Vegas dining from a vast wasteland into a culinary happening, will celebrate two decades in Sin City with specials and a special appearance.

Puck opened his first Vegas eatery, Spago at the Forum Shops at Caesars, on Dec. 11, 1992.

To mark the milestone, Puck will spend this Dec. 11 at Spago, greeting guests, posing for photos and cooking in the kitchen.

From Dec. 10-14, Spago will be offer  a “throwback” menu featuring some of his favorite dishes at retro prices.

Offerings include appetizers such as crispy Petaluma quail with Mandarin glaze ($11) and house-smoked sturgeon with crisp potato galette and horseradish cream ($12).

The week-long entrée specials include Cantonese-style roasted duck with wild huckleberries, ginger, and stir-fried bok choy ($20) and Wolfgang’s beef goulash with sautéed spaetzle, parsley, marjoram, paprika and crème fraiche ($16).

Desserts, priced at $9 each, include a chocolate melting cake with vanilla crème Anglaise and espresso ice cream.

The Puck empire has grown to include five other Las Vegas locations: CUT (Palazzo), Postrio (Venetian), Trattoria del Lupo (Mandalay Bay), Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina (Crystals at CityCenter) and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill (MGM Grand).

More info about the special menu is available online or by calling (702) 369-6300

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