Wolfgang Puck To Open His First Off-Strip Restaurant In Las Vegas

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Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill coming to Downtown Summerlin

Wolfgang Puck is heading West…to the westside of Las Vegas! Twenty two years ago, Wolfgang Puck took a gamble on Las Vegas by bringing his famed Los Angeles restaurant Spago to The Strip. The gamble paid off, and the legendary chef is credited with igniting the fine dining revolution in Las Vegas that began in 1992 and continues today. After bringing five additional signature Strip restaurants to Las Vegas, Wolfgang and his Fine Dining Group will again venture into new territory with the opening of Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at Downtown Summerlin, Puck’s first off-Strip restaurant.

“I am so fortunate that guests have embraced and welcomed us as part of the Las Vegas community for more than two decades,” said Wolfgang Puck. “We have such strong loyalty from locals who have been, and continue to be, a driving force behind the success of our six Strip restaurants. It’s exciting for us to move off of The Strip and become an integral part of the neighborhood.”

Opening this fall, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill will showcase the master chef’s contemporary version on the classic, American bar & grill. The approachable lunch and dinner menus will feature Puck’s signature comfort food offering seasonally driven salads, sandwiches, grilled meats, seafood, handmade pasta, and pizzas from the wood-burning oven. Classic and artisanal cocktails, craft beers and wines will make the bar menu.

It’s important to Puck and his managing partners, all who have children and young families of their own, to place a strong emphasis on family dining as well as convenience for guests. To do so, the team will create an extensive children’s menu complete with healthful and enticing options perfect for toddlers to tweens. For guests’ on-the-go, an innovative curbside program will offer ease of pick-up and payment to ensure quick in and out for customers.

The 200-seat restaurant will provide a warm and casual environment in a beautiful setting designed by EDG, who also created the stunning redesign of Spago at The Forum Shops as well as additional Wolfgang Puck fine dining establishments around the country. The design will take inspiration from Santa Monica, Austin and San Francisco, capturing the energetic yet relaxed lifestyle of each city, which is so much a part of Wolfgang Puck. The coloration and materials will pay homage to the desert beauty and towering red cliffs of Las Vegas’ Red Rock Canyon. The stand-alone building will overlook a beautiful park in the shopping environment and will include two open and airy patio seating areas.

The restaurant will feature private dining space as well as various options for events small and large. The team will offer personalized service and attention to deliver unforgettable banquets, events, private functions for adult and children celebrations.

“When we opened Spago in 1992, I, along with managing partner David Robins, quickly rooted ourselves in the Las Vegas community through charitable outreach, building our homes and growing our families here,” said Tom Kaplan, senior managing partner of the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group. “We have had great interest in bringing one of our signature concepts to the local neighborhood. In all of our projects, it comes down to timing, the right partner and the right location. Downtown Summerlin is certain to become the premier community development in Las Vegas. We look forward to seeing many familiar faces, and hopefully new faces, at the restaurant.”

When complete, Downtown Summerlin will include retail, entertainment, office and multi-family residences, designed to create a vibrant, walkable downtown in the heart of the affluent 22,500-acre master planned community.



Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group
The award-winning restaurants include Spago (Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Maui and Beaver Creek); CUT (Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, 45 Park Lane London and Dubai); Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air (Los Angeles); Chinois (Santa Monica); Postrio Bar & Grill (Las Vegas); Trattoria del Lupo (Las Vegas); Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill (Las Vegas and Los Angeles); Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina (Las Vegas and Detroit); Wolfgang Puck American Grille at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City; The Source by Wolfgang Puck at the Newseum in Washington, DC; Five Sixty atop Reunion Tower in Dallas, TX; WP24 at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles; and Wolfgang Puck Steak (Detroit). For more information, please visit www.wolfgangpuck.com.

Postrio Bar & Grill Hosts Monthly Cocktail Hour Series – February Features Chamucos Tequila




WHAT: Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio Bar & Grill will host an exciting cocktail hour featuring Chamucos Tequila. Cocktail enthusiasts are invited to join lead bartender Joe Intiso and Chamucos owner Mark Howard as they lead an interactive mixology class showcasing the classic Margarita and Postrio’s specialty Spicy Cucumber Margarita using Chamucos hot sauce.

All guests will receive complimentary tastings of the featured cocktails and helpings of flavored popcorn plus 50% off bar bites and a selection of menu items.

Since 1994, Chamucos produces in the small pueblo of Usmajac in the state of Jalisco at Tequilera El Triangulo, S.A. de C.V. It is double distilled, aged in white oak barrels, and bottled at 40% abv. Known for its smooth and balanced use of Blue Weber Agave, Chamucos offers a clean and crisp flavor profile with floral and citrus notes perfect for pairings.

WHEN: Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 9 p.m.

WHERE: The bar at Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio Bar & Grill; Admission is complimentary.

About Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio Bar & Grill
America’s most celebrated chef, Wolfgang Puck, presents his contemporary version of the classic “bar and grill” in a spectacular, new setting. Postrio offers casual, sophisticated dining that can be enjoyed either as a relaxed, leisurely dining experience or as a comfortable, quick-bite. Postrio is open for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m., daily. Reservations can be made by calling (702) 796-1110. For more information, please visit www.wolfgangpuck.com.

**PHOTOS** The Palazzo Las Vegas Hosts the 2012 Las Vegas Epicurean Affair

The Palazzo Las Vegas hosted the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair presented by the Nevada Restaurant Association featuring nearly 75 renowned restaurants and beverage purveyors last night. Approximately 1,800 guests mingled amongst the elegant Pools at The Palazzo and sampled culinary delights from local celebrated restaurants. Recognized as one of the city’s premier tasting events, this year’s sold out Epicurean Affair dazzled once again as world-class chefs tempted guests’ palates throughout the evening.

Guests started their culinary journey with chilled melon soup with bleu camen lemon grimala and citris gastrio from Lagasse’s Stadium and prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella and heirloom tomato salad from The Capital Grille before venturing to Bouchon’s short ribs and STK’s spiced pickled prawns.

Those looking for more exotic flavors didn’t have to travel far to find TAO’s tuna tenaki with wasabi salsa, Diego’s huitlacoche braised beef tacos and Bacio’s conchiglie con gamberi e arugula.

The three restaurants of celebrity chef and restaurateurs Mario Batali and Joe Bastianch, Carnevino, B&B Ristorante and Otto Enoteca, were combined into one booth while other favorites included Craftsteak’s beef tenderloin carpaccio with argula, parmesan and asparagus and Public House’s rabbit loin in porchetta with duck rillette fritter and raspberry passion fruit verrine.

Laguna Champagne Bar kept the bubbly flowing from the center bar with their signature Flower Eclipse champagne cocktail and a touch screen “Smart Bar” poured perfectly concocted libations. Diageo set up an ultra-lounge in Azure Pool’s rotunda where guests posed for silly photo booth pictures.

Sweet endings came from The Cupcakery’s mini cupcakes, Hash House a Go Go with strawberry shortcake and their ever-popular kiwi watermelon drink, Bouchon’s key lime pie parfait and Canyon Ranch Grill’s orange ginger mousse with praline.

Other participating restaurants included Mint Indian Bistro, Gilley’s Saloon, Delmonico Steakhouse, Maggiano’s, Origin India, Zine Noodles Dim Sum, Ferraro’s, FIRST Food & Bar, Double Helix, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Postrio Bar & Grill, Aquaknox, Taqueria Canonita, Fogo de Chao, Beam Global, Il Mulino and SUSHISAMBA.





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Learn to Make Holiday Sweets and Treats at Postrio inside The Venetian



WHAT:  On Saturday, Dec. 3, The Venetian® invites guests to join Wolfgang Puck’s Las Vegas Director of Pastry Kenny Magana for a complimentary event as he performs a live cooking demonstration from 2 to 3 p.m. in front of Postrio Bar & Grill inside St. Mark’s Square. Guests will have a chance to learn how to make candy canes and flavored marshmallows during the first-ever Winter in Venice™.

 Now through Jan. 8, The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas are introducing Winter in Venice, the first true celebration of the winter season on the Las Vegas Strip. With 49 days of holiday festivities throughout both resorts, Winter in Venice will be the ultimate destination for an unforgettable holiday experience.


WHO:                        Award-winning pastry chef Kenny Magana.  

WHEN:                       Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 

WHERE:                     The Venetian Las Vegas
                                     Postrio Bar & Grill in St. Mark’s Square
                                     3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South
                                     Las Vegas, NV 89109

About The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino
The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the largest property in the country to receive AAA’s Five Diamond and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, is one of the world’s most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Re-creating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas’ most lavish suite accommodations.  Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide variety of entertainment such as “Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular,” “Blue Man Group,” showroom headliners including David Spade, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen and Joan Rivers and extensive convention and corporate services. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program, which rewards guests with the ease and usability of just one card and one program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit venetian.com, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.


About Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group
The Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group specializes in operating high-end, innovative restaurant concepts known for its proven formula of exceptional and consistent cuisine, service, management and design.   The award-winning restaurants include Spago (Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Maui and Beaver Creek); CUT (Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Singapore and London); Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air (Los Angeles); Chinois (Santa Monica); Postrio Bar & Grill (Las Vegas); Trattoria del Lupo (Las Vegas); Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill (Las Vegas and Los Angeles); Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina (Las Vegas); Wolfgang Puck American Grille (Atlantic City); Wolfgang Puck Grille (Detroit); The Source by Wolfgang Puck (Washington, DC); Five Sixty (Dallas, TX) and WP24 by Wolfgang Puck (Los Angeles).  


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