Spago Cooking Up 20th Birthday Lunch in Vegas

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Puck Photo: Vegas Uncork'd

Before Las Vegas' top-tier selling-point became its legion of famous chefs running their own Sin City satellites, there was just Wolfgang Puck, who was told he was crazy for bringing Spago to the town of free fried shrimp buffets and three-dollar steak specials. Two decades later, we all know who's having the last laugh on that one. To kick off this year's Vegas Uncork'd festival on May 10, Wolfgang Puck and Bon Appétit EIC Adam Rappaport are hosting a four-course 20th Anniversary lunch at Spago at Caesar's Palace Forum Shops, along with the restaurant's original and current exec chefs, David Robins and Eric Klein. All three chefs are promised to be cooking together, while Puck will also tell stories about setting up shop in the desert back in 1992. The two-hour lunch, kicking off at 11:30 A.M., is limited in size, with $150 reservations available online. Have the first look at the full menu, below.

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Passed Apps

Classic Margherita Pizza
Firecracker Quail with Orange Glaze
Pea Falafel with Tahini
Grilled Nectarine Bruschetta with Burrata and Olive Oil
Tempura Santa Barbara Spot Prawns
Blue Crab Tartlet with Basil Aioli and Heirloom Tomato
Jamón De Ibérico with Pan Com Tomate
Prime Beef Sliders with Aged Cheddar on a Brioche Bun Open Face
Classic Stir Fry Lamb Lettuce Cup

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AUSTRIAN WHITE ASPARAGUS SALAD
Baby Beets, Cherry Tomatoes, Wild Watercress, Creamy Yuzu Vinaigrette

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GRILLED FRENCH SEA BASS LOUP DE MER
Shaved Fennel Salad, Red Onions, Heirloom Tomato Vinaigrette and Basil Oil

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STRAWBERRIES & CREAM
Market Strawberries, Tahitian Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta, Aged Balsamic, Mint Infused Oil