Spago is Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant in Beverly Hills. It is a large space with a glassed in kitchen and a patio that opens into the dining room. Normally this would be nice but on the days when the temperature is higher than the average the dining room does get warm. It is a modern design with warm and very friendly service people. They made the experience as opposed to the food. We were there at lunch and the menu is all a la carte.
They started us with a couple amuse bouche, the tuna being very nice. The salmon was too strong for my taste and the falafel dull.
We ordered two of the pasta dishes to share. The gnocchi were immersed in a totally savory meat sauce that was different in that the meat was in chunks rather than the usual ground. The gnocchi were velvety and tender. A really nice dish. The agnolotti were buttery with a very mild corn taste. The corn was surprisingly small kernels and while the pasta texture was heavenly the sauce should have been a more intense flavor.
The omelette was light and nicely filled but nothing extraordinary. The lobster salad was a generous portion of lobster and avocado with a tasty dressing, but it also just didn’t pop.
The mille feuille had great and strongly flavored strawberries and a nice puff pastry but I think I prefer the dish with a more custard like cream. Don’t get me wrong, it was happily consumed but I just thought the food would sing more here. Luckily the experience was elevated by the lovely people that worked with us!