Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck to open a new reimagined Spago at Bellagio

Famous Beverly Hills brand replaces Todd English
Patti Pietschmann

Photo of Wolfie at Spago Beverly Hills by Patti Pietschmann

 Wolfgang Puck's  helped  ignite Las Vegas's dining scene into a culinary epicenter 25-years ago and soon will enter a new era at  Bellagio Resort & Casino. In spring 2018 he will present a new dining venue with an open-air patio with prime views of the iconic Fountains of Bellagio. "Just as Spago is credited with beginning the Las Vegas culinary revolution, Bellagio transformed the casino-resort industry when it opened with the first collection of world-famous chefs and restaurants," said  Puck. "My partners and I are thrilled to join the Bellagio family and introduce our new Spago to the thousands of international guests the resort welcomes daily. We reimagined Spago in Beverly Hills more than 20 years ago and look forward to doing the same in Las Vegas."
Bellagio president and COO Randy Morton adds, "Wolfgang Puck is known worldwide for delivering exceptional restaurant hospitality. From cuisine to service and, of course, style, he is intricately involved in all aspects of the business, providing first-class culinary experiences for his guests. Puck's high standards are the same as those to which we hold our resort culinary program, making this an ideal partnership to continue elevating our dining scene."
The menu will include gobally influenced seasonal fare and signature Puck touches, such as his famous designer  gourmet pizzas topped with salmon and caviar. Lunch and dinner menus will be offered both a la carte menu or by a multi-course California Tasting Menu. A special bar menu of Wolfgang Puck favorites also will be available, along with an artisanal cocktail program and extensive international wine list to accompany the chef's culinary masterpieces.
Designed by architects Massimiliano Locatelli and Annamaria Scevola of CLS Architetti, and inspired by Spago's original flagship location in Beverly Hills, the new venue will have a sleek look and feel. Guests will enter the venue from Via Bellagioon the resort's north side, arriving into Spago's chic lounge and bar. Adorned with brass fixtures, rich smoked-oak wood floors, leather chairs and couches, the focal point will be a spectacular bar and wine room lit by a stunning neon light fixture commissioned for the space.
Stunning floor-to-ceiling floating glass windows will surround the space, imparting picturesque views of Bellagio's famed lake. Two exquisite chandeliers will highlight the room's modern art pieces, while bold accents featuring rich hues of black iron, velvet walnut and polished grey will express a contemporary aesthetic.  Spago replaces Todd English's Olives, which will close this winter.
For more information and reservations, visit bellagio.com, call toll free at (888) 987-6667 or  Facebook and Twitter.