spago has always been one of my favorite restaurants because i always enjoyed their food!
so few months ago when my foodie friends and i decided to have a nice meal but couldn't agree on a restaurant, we decided to head to spago because those who haven't been wanted to try and those who have been thought it was a dependable restaurant with consistent deliciousness!
when we first got there for a late dinner around 8:45pm, we thought we were ordering a la carte....well, until someone wanted to see what was on the tasting menu and everyone on the table just said "why not" "and if we are doing tasting menu anyway, let's order the one with more courses"
it was my first time trying spago's tasting menu and wow!!! it sure was fabulous!
here is a mini description of the restaurant as stated on their website:
Wolfgang Puck and Barbara Lazaroff's legendary, flagship restaurant now features a completely new menu and design. The master chef, along with Executive Chef and Managing Partner Lee Hefter, has re-invented the entire menu with his signature farm to table philosophy, heightening the iconic California cuisine Puck catapulted to stardom. Spago's new design from Waldo Fernandez complements the food with its clean and simple aesthetic, incorporating natural elements to add an organic feel. Spago's co-founder/co-owner Barbara Lazaroff created the original design for Spago in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Spago continues to set the standard for cuisine, service and style and is consistently recognized as the ultimate in fine dining. Spago is the recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award and received two stars in The Michelin Guide-Los Angeles edition, one of only three restaurants in the city to win this coveted distinction. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, the restaurant earned the prestigious Wine
we started our meal with some amuse bouche, delicious compound butter with bread, and of course... two bottles of wine! one of my friend is a wine connoisseur and he always orders the wine for the table but wow, that riesling was really good!
we then started 8-courses which seemed to be a lot more than just 8 dishes, thanks to a course on the house + few too many amuse-bouches
i wish i can write what i ate in details, but since we decided on the tasting menu without looking at the details & because spago never sent me the menu even when i requested through email, you will just have to enjoy the photos~
but our favorite (unanimous) dish was the fish & pumpkin agnolotti with black truffles (which they brought out with protective dome which they opened up at once to give us a nice whiff)
we also noticed that there was some asian twist in their tasting menu since spago's chef de cuisine is chef tetsu yahagi,
the dinner lasted well past midnight and my stomach was about to pop by the end of the night but i can highly recommend spago's tasting menu to anyone because it was one of the meals i enjoyed the most!
another highlight was meeting chef wolfgang puck! i had met him previously and took a photo, but it sure was different when i saw him this time, since it was after i have decided to go to culinary school! i really think he is as successful as he is because he truly cares about his customers and i am so amazed how nice he is whenever i see him!
i am now happilyfull ♥
see you on my next adventure!