Spago, Beverly Hills, 7/19/16

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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.

beautiful bush outside
beautiful bush outside
table set up
table set up
interior and on to the patio
interior and on to the patio
other side of room is kitchen
other side of room is kitchen
wine wall
wine wall
Frankie loves French 75
Frankie loves French 75
menu
menu

 

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.

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Amuse: tuna chunks in coronet. Very good and very fresh. Liked the size of the fish chunks
inside
inside
Tomato cracker frilled with salmon and topped with caviar. Falafel
Tomato cracker frilled with salmon and topped with caviar. Falafel
interesting presentation dish
interesting presentation dish
Frankie liked the named coasters and napkins
Frankie liked the named coasters and napkins
bread tray
bread tray
Frankie sniffed the butter
Frankie sniffed the butter

 

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.

Gnocchi
Gnocchi
Agnolotti
Agnolotti
Frankie couldn't decide which she liked better
Frankie couldn’t decide which she liked better
sommelier
sommelier
wine
wine
collection of wine decantors
collection of wine decanters
Frankie found an orchid
Frankie found an orchid

 

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.

Omelette
Omelette
Lobster salad
Lobster salad
Frankie sniffed the dressing
Frankie sniffed the dressing
Frankie checked for any remaining lobster
Frankie checked for any remaining lobster
Our fun waitress Adelina and Frankie
Our fun waitress Adelina and Frankie

 

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!

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Mille Feuille: Gaviota Strawberries, Tahitian vanilla cream Legere, house made puff pastry, strawberry sorbet
another angle
another angle
Frankie looked it over
Frankie looked it over
dining room
dining room
Patio dining
Patio dining
Rae (left) and Kyla with Frankie
Rae (left) and Kyla with Frankie
Frankie wanted the book
Frankie wanted the book

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