February 21, 2013 |
As soon as the last envelope is opened and the curtain falls on Sunday's Oscars, it's showtime for Wolfgang Puck. The celebrity chef behind the multi-course meal served to 1,600 at the Governors Ball immediately following the awards faces a pantry full of potential problems. Puck and his kitchen staff of 350 not only have to turn out thousands of appetizers, small dinner plates and desserts in a matter of minutes, but also must please picky Hollywood diners - from hard-core vegans (look for the kale salad with grilled artichokes)
November 1, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week Oct. 28 - Nov. 3 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning CEO Mitchell B. Modell. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Naomie Harris; Aerosmith performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America John Goodman; Sarah Silverman; Nancy Grace. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Javier Bardem; Sarah Silverman. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Billy Ray Cyrus performs; Steven Tyler and Joe Perry; Terry O'Quinn; J.R. Martinez.
October 27, 2012 |
"The revolution has succeeded and it's been televised," says Michael McCarty, sitting over a plate of heirloom tomatoes with burrata on the patio of his Santa Monica restaurant, Michael's. "Five-year-olds are watching 'Top Chef' now. " And the next revolution is already well underway, this time live-streaming, with the Internet changing our knowledge of food and how we eat it. And L.A.'s godfathers of California cuisine have responded. Over the last few weeks, Wolfgang Puck's Spago and McCarty's Michael's have softly opened the doors on radically new restaurants, with fresh design and totally revamped menus.
September 21, 2012 |
The evolution of airport food continues, from stale burgers in the past to today's higher-end offerings from Spago founder Wolfgang Puck and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. Puck's Wolfgang Puck Express and Morimoto's Skewers restaurants, now open at LAX, are continuing an ongoing trend of fancier pre-boarding dining options. Such upscale eats now include Laduree macarons at Paris' Charles de Gaulle, small plates from Iron Chef Cat Cora at SFO, Chinese treats from a Hong Kong International Airport outpost of Michelin-starred Hung's Delicacies and more. Wolfgang Puck Express, in Terminal 7, is a blend of two concepts -- a full-service sit-down restaurant as well as a to-go counter.
April 24, 2012 |
CBS Corp. is turning to one of Hollywood's most experienced marketing experts and a fast-rising young executive to turn around its small film studio. Terry Press and Wolfgang Hammer on Monday were named co-presidents of CBS Films, which suffered through several disappointments after launching in 2010, including the Harrison Ford drama"Extraordinary Measures," but recently began to right its ship with the February hit"The Woman in Black," starring Daniel Radcliffe. The West Los Angeles mini-studio, which has about 50 employees, has been without an official leader since former President Amy Baer was pushed out in September.
March 10, 2012
Location: 701 Stone Canyon Road, Los Angeles, (310) 909-1644, http://www.hotelbelair.com/wolfgang-puck-bel-air Price: Dinner appetizers, $15 to $26; main courses, $28 to $55; four-course tasting menu, $110; six courses, $145. Wine pairings are an additional $75 to $90 per person. Details: Open 7 to 10:30 a.m. daily for breakfast, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Saturday for lunch, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Sunday brunch, 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday for dinner, and 6 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday for dinner.