One of our favorite places to nosh at Walt Disney World is Wolfgang Puck’s Express at Downtown Disney. The pizzas and garlic mashed potatoes are heavenly – add a glass of wine and you have a nice meal at counter service prices. We don’t know what it’s like today after the remodel, but the service was always good and it was a quiet place to sit, compared to other popular venues such as Earl of Sandwich.
Las Vegas has several Wolfgang Puck restaurants – with different themes and menus. The first Puck restaurant we ever experienced was the upscale Spago at Forum Shops in Caesar’s Palace. We had also dropped by Puck’s in MGM but wasn’t as impressed with it back then. But just yesterday we had a scrumptious lunch there. The service and atmosphere were both very impressive.
Intending to dine at Tom Colicchio’s ‘wichcraft, we were disappointed by the walk-up venue with very little seating. It was more casual than what we had in mind.
So we wandered by Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and decided to lunch there instead. And we were happy we did. This was what we had expected from ‘wichcraft.
Here’s what we ordered:
Signature Prime Beef Panini with Homemade Steak Sauce and Potato Salad
This was absolutely incredible beef and the potato salad was nice and creamy. Paired with that was a glass of 4 Vines Old World Cuvee California Zinfandel – a heavenly pairing.
Steamed Black Mussels with White Wine, Garlic and Béarnaise
We’ve both been craving Mussels and Oysters since the Dundee Bistro at Ponzi Vineyards in the Oregon Wine Country last year but we’re no longer living in a coastal state – how would we get fresh seafood in Las Vegas? The better restaurants fly it in and this was no exception. Plus, this was a huge entree portion. Rich paired it with an Italian Pinot Grigio and we shared bites and sips of wine. Both choices were delicious.
We have just as much fun stopping in at the casinos for a mini-Vegas vacation as we did when we used to drop in on WDW on a regular basis. And still curious about the cuisine of Tom Colicchio, we think that his upscale restaurant CRAFTSTEAK will be a better choice, which we hope to try on some special occasion.