Best of the Best 2011: Dining: WP24

    Wolfgang Puck’s star is not fading anytime soon. The Spago founder is dominating downtown Los Angeles’ fine-dining scene with WP24 (213.743.8800, www.wolfgangpuck.com) at the city’s new Ritz-Carlton hotel. Tall wraparound windows frame a glorious view of skyscrapers from the 24th floor. There is nothing like it in the city, but the food may just trump the view. Puck and his longtime right-hand chef, Lee Hefter, show off their take on high-end Asian cuisine informed with French techniques and California bounty. The menu is mostly Chinese, with a nod to Southeast Asia: rich bites of shrimp toast, swatches of suckling pig in housemade plum sauce, whole French wild sea bass cooked in a salt-and-lemongrass crust, and Peking duck served with all due ceremony, with the sautéed liver slipped into tender steamed buns. The service is some of the best in town, and the wine list includes a large selection of Rieslings, Grüner Veltliners, and Vouvrays that make the intricate flavors sing.

    Read Next Article >>
    The newly crowned chef prepared a celebratory meal for an exclusive group of guests in Southern...
    Photo by Robyn Mackenzie
    The Robb Report headquarters in sunny Malibu served as the ideal location for the cookout…
    Photo by  Evan Sung
    The soup dumplings at RedFarm, a new restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, could not be more...
    If one doubts that food has become high fashion in Saint-Tropez, one need only venture into the...
    Photo by Ray Kachatorian
    Curtis Stone, the Australian chef, is trying something new: opening his first restaurant...
    Chefs Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse, and Buddy Valastro hosted the recent Ultimo, a Weekend of...
    Some of the world’s best chefs will prepare a series of extraordinary dinners…
    Entry to the Super Bowl Culinary Kickoff is available with exclusive access to the big game…
    Photo by Meg Smith
    The temporary eatery will serve “refined country-club” dishes and take reservations through March 2…
    The six-seat booth provides an intimate meeting place in the nation’s capital and has its own...