Many attribute the opening of Spago is Las Vegas the defining moment that opened the door for the fine dining revolution that continues to take place in Sin City. Famous celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck is one of the most famous names in Las Vegas when it comes to food. However, he got his start in California with several restaurants serving brick oven pizzas that he’s now famous for.
Spago’s sister location in Beverly Hills has become a favorite stomping ground among celebrities. The Spago in Las Vegas is centrally located inside the Forum Shops. There is “outdoor” seating on the terrace that is actually covered by a man-made sky and there is seating inside the restaurant as well. Spago’s menu changes constantly and what really makes this place special is the fact the Wolfgang doesn’t try too hard with his menu. Dishes are simple. There are even comfort foods like meat loaf. However, everything on the menu is delicious and bursting with flavor. To start your meal, sample the point oysters on a half shell served in a pink peppercorn sauce, sautéed Maryland crab cakes or the heirloom tomato soup, chilled Maine lobster salad, or the house smoked salmon. As an entrée try the pan-seared diver scallops, pan seared breast of duck, seafood paella, roasted free range orange chicken, herb crusted rack of lamb, sautéed New Zealand John Dory, Karabuta Pork Weinerschnitzel, and oven roasted Alaskan Halibut. Also try the English pea soup with lobster or the red wine braised short ribs.
However, Spago is really famous for its specialty pizzas like the smoked salmon or barbeque chicken pizza. While Spago is a great place to go if you’re looking to dine among the stars; the real attraction here is the food!