The name Wolfgang Puck is synonymous with the best of restaurant hospitality and the ultimate in all aspects of the culinary arts.

Puck began cooking as a child, at his mother’s side.  She was a chef in the Austrian town where he was born, and with her encouragement, Wolfgang started his formal training at fourteen years of age.  As a young chef he worked in some of France’s greatest restaurants, including Maxim’s in Paris, the Hotel de Paris in Monaco, and the Michelin 3-starred L’Oustau de Baumanière in Provence.  At the age of 24, Wolfgang took the advice of a friend and left Europe for the United States.  His first job was at the restaurant La Tour in Indianapolis, where he worked from 1973 to 1975.

In 1975, Wolfgang came to Los Angeles and very quickly garnered the attention of the Hollywood elite as chef, and eventually part owner, of Ma Maison in West Hollywood.  His dynamic personality and culinary brilliance that bridged tradition and invention made Ma Maison a magnet for the rich and famous, with Wolfgang as the star attraction.  He had an innate understanding of the potential for California cuisine, and was pivotal in its rise to national attention during the late 1970s.

In 1998 Wolfgang opened his first restaurant in Las Vegas followed by four more including Cucina by Wolfgang Puck at The Shops at Crystals. Cucina serves fresh Italian favorites and features a menu of Wolfgang’s famous flatbreads along with pasta dishes in a setting overlooking Crystals’ legendary collection of fashion boutiques. 

Art / Dining

The Shops at Crystals doesn’t only offer world-class fashion, it also celebrates masters in art and food. Whether your medium of fancy is sculpture, photography or painting Gallery Row houses the work of world class artists Richard MacDonald, Rodney Lough Jr. and Dale Chihuly. Once you’ve perused the art and fashion, sit down for noshes and cocktails at Cucina by Wolfgang Puck.

Dining / Events
A Beer Pairing Dinner

Todd English P.U.B. & Green Flash Brewing Co. present A Beer Pairing Dinner on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:30 pm. 

Four Courses for $45 per person

  • White IPA paired with Citrus Scented Shrimp with Spicy Miso Broth, Noodles & Scallop Gyoza
  • Le Freak paired with Peppercorn Crusted Tuna on Sweet Plantain, Duck Confit & Pinapple Hash with an Island Recaito Sauce
  • Road Warrior paired with Charred and sliced domestic lamb on a crispy potatoe cake, roasted eggplant & roncal cheese
  • Candela paired with stone fruit bread pudding with rum bacon sabayone goat cheese & almond crepe with fresh cherry bacon sauce chocolate fudge with maple chantilly 

For tickets and information, send your email request to clanata@toddenglish.com or call 702.489.8080

Mulberry Street Burger

A new month is upon us and guess what that means, a new Bobby's Burger Palace 'Burger of the Month'! With fresh mozzarella, basil ketchup, parmesan cheese and baby arugula the MULBERRY STREET BURGER will blow your mind! 

Explore your taste buds with all the burgers, fries and shakes that Bobby's Burger Palace has to offer. Bobby's Burger Palace is located on Las Vegas Blvd. in front of Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas. 

For more information, please call: 702.598.0191

Mother's Day Brunch

Social House, inside The Shops at Crystals, will treat mothers and their families to an exquisite dining experience this Mother’s DaySunday, May 11. The restaurant will present an irresistible brunch buffet filled with Asian-inspired selections from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Priced at $49 per person and $19 for children ages 5 - 12, the celebrated Pan-Asian eatery will combine traditional brunch favorites with the restaurant’s innovative Japanese fare, designed to delight even the most discerning palate.  

Guests may sample a variety of delectable items prepared by Executive Chef Jon Amorin such as Kurobuta Pork Sausages, Miso Glazed Bacon and Chive Potatoes, each paired with an assortment of freshly baked goods and seasonal fruits. Restaurant-goers also have the option to order specialty items made fresh from the kitchen. These items include Brioche French Toast, Panko Crusted Chicken with Waffle Fries and an Eggs Benedict Tasting, a favored brunch dish. The Eggs Benedict Tasting includes three variations: smoked pork, lemongrass shrimp or a vegetarian option, made with Japanese mushrooms, spinach and carrot-curry hollandaise sauce.

For guests in search of a satisfying cocktail pairing, bottomless Prosecco Bellinis, Mimosas or Bloody Mary’s are available for an additional $30.  Social House will display a large Bloody Mary bar which will feature a wide array of garnishes such as hot sauces, vegetables, Japanese pickled vegetables, bacon, and other flavorful toppings.

Seating will be available in the lounge, main dining room, and the patio. The regular a la carte menu also will be available and children under the age of four will eat at no cost. For more information or to make a reservation, call (702) 736-1122 or visit www.angelmg.com. Also, find Social House on Facebook and Twitter.

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