After superb many lunches (and dinners) at Spago, a whole bunch enjoyed especially during the bi-annual DineLARestaurant Week, we had a major misfire yesterday at Wolfgang Puck’s Beverly Hills haunt of the rich and famous.
OMG, the Thai chicken salad was abominable. Abominable I tell you. Granted it’s only $19 but it has always tasted great, with Asian spices and peanuts and fresh ingredients. This one had most red and white cabbage, a few sickly strands of lettuce and NO flavor.
Richar’d price fixed, dineLA lunch was a cut better but n0t nearly as good as other times. The salmon was good, not great. The dessert trio was pretty awesome though.
Me thinks Wolfie’s spending too much time as his new restaurant at the recently reopened Hotel Bel Air (www.hotelbelair.com) and not enough time quality controlling his golden egg in Beverly Hills. Should you read this Mr. Puck, your presence is needed.
Spago was jam packed with the usual Friday lunch crowd, and as always, new faces of tourists. The service was good. And in deference to the chefs, when I complained to the manager about the salad (he stopped by the table and asked how things were so I had to tell the truth), he took it off the tab. Quite galantly at that, never said a word just wasn’t on the bill when Richard paid.
Still there is no excuse for a misfire at Spago. Wolfie, you need to be there more often………………………………………………….