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Sep

  • pinitbutton At Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel Air
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Executive chef Sonny Sweetman, Director of Food & Beverage Stephane Lacroix with Sophie Gayot

 

The Original Nancy Reagan “Chopped” Salad is back at the Hotel Bel-Air! Introduced in the 80s as the “Spa Salad”, it became Mrs. Reagan’s favorite lunch item, and was named after her circa 2000. The former first lady still comes once a month.

 

But the classic dish disappeared from the menu when the renovated hotel reopened in November 2011. It has been revisited by Wolfgang Puck’s team, and tastes better than ever. Composed of finely chopped romaine, baby gem lettuce, diced tomato, grilled Jidori chicken, diced turkey bacon, avocado and Point Reyes blue cheese tossed in homemade lemon vinaigrette dressing, it is a full meal by itself. It’s not just for ladies who lunch; even businessmen order it!

 

More lunch menu news: the return of Thai style chicken salad and the Japanese BBQ salmon salad, and the arrival of signature pizza and sandwiches.



With Chef Nobu Matsuhisa

on August 01st, 2012
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Aug

  • pinitbutton With Chef Nobu Matsuhisa
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Chef Nobu Matsuhisa with Sophie Gayot at Caesars Palace

 

By the end of the year, I will be able to taste chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s cuisine at his new restaurant at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, and even stay at his first boutique hotel: Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace. I can even continue my meal there, as the hotel will offer 24-hour in-room dining service by chef Nobu.

Watch my exclusive video interview with chef Nobu.

 

minilogo With Chef Nobu Matsuhisa