December 22, 2012 |
The first responsibility of any great restaurant is to keep you in the bubble, the soft-serve cocoon of illusion where you forget the world exists for anything but your pleasure. And the newly redesigned Spago, from the moment you toss your keys to the valet to the moment you stagger back out again, gives good bubble. The thick prime rib steak sings with the flavors of blood, age and char; the tagliatelle with white truffles perfumes half the observable universe when its glass dome is whisked away.
March 30, 2003 |
For 20 years I used to go to London and never got out to the countryside. Now every time I go I try to stay at two different historic manor houses. This time I went to see "The Tempest" with Sir Derek Jacobi. The next day I set off for Thornbury Castle in Gloucestershire. They say it's fit for a king because it has all this historic legacy. The third Duke of Buckingham, Edward Stafford, started building it in 1510.
December 4, 2002 |
After months, if not years of rumors, the power couple behind the Puck restaurant empire are splitting up. While it's no surprise to friends and those in the food world, it leaves the future of their international group of restaurants and other businesses in limbo. Citing "irreconcilable differences," Barbara Lazaroff filed for divorce from her husband of 19 years, Wolfgang Puck, the day before Thanksgiving. The couple separated Nov. 16, according to court papers.
November 4, 1990 |
The first party that I really, really remember was the 25th birthday party that I gave for myself. I took a column from Variety to a typesetter who made invitations that read, "Unemployed Actress Throws Surprise Quarter-of-a-Century Birthday Bash for Herself." Then, I cooked for a week. Lasagna. Things like that, because some of it had to be frozen. Two hundred people came. You know, my most intimate friends. Shortly after that, I met Wolf (husband Wolfgang Puck). Now, it's great.
August 14, 2005
Barbara Lazaroff hosts the Human Rights Campaign's anniversary party.
June 1, 1989 |
Super chef Wolfgang Puck and Barbara Lazaroff Puck are also the parents of their first child, a son, born Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Cameron Lazaroff Puck weighed in at 8 pounds, 5 ounces. His father owns Spago's, Chinois and the recently opened PosTrio in San Francisco.