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Sep 16, 2006 01:03 AM

Anyone going to Wolfgang Puck's wine and food festival on Sept 16th?

Just curious whether anyone is going or went last year. Thoughts?

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  1. Yes. I'm scared I won't be able to eat and drink everything, but i'm sure i'll manage. Gluttony is all that i keep thinking.

    Just curious, what "thoughts" were you seeking?

    I think it's a great event for a great cause.

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    1. re: Veggietales

      I know there are going to be 40 or 50 different stations. Any to avoid? Any to try several times? Can't wait. We're taking a cab.

      1. re: kotter

        I'm a hounder who never writes anything off until I taste it myself even someone posts "this or that" is poison, so I don't give advice to avoid something; do it all.

        I'm taking a cab too! But I live on Cahuenga, the fare will be like $4, which means more wine for me!

    2. Where can I find out more about this - venue, hours, cost? Thanks!

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        1. re: hummingbird

          Thanks! :( I'll check it out next year. That website didn't mention ticket price though, perhaps because they are sold out. Are there different levels?

          1. re: sweetTooth

            275- in advance or 300- at the door.

      1. see u all there tomorrow itll be so much fun cannot wait.

        i have started my fast tonight~

        1. I go every year - actually work for the event in exchange for admission.

          The thing is fantastic and is bordering on debauchery. You will get full, so don't eat all of anything unless it is fantastic. I really recommend getting there right at 6 since it gets crowded.

          Wolfgang Puck always pulls out some great stuff for his restaurant stations. His Kobe cheesesteak sandwich was my favorite last year.

          Batali's Salumi is also amazing. Nobu's sushi station is a great way to break up all of the heavy dishes.

          I have found the Mesa Grill and Hitching Post food to be comparatively weak.

          There are quite a few new chefs participating this year and I am excited to try their fare - especially Prudhomme, Charles Phan and Michael Mina

          Lots of the best wines run out by the end of the evening, so scope out the stuff you want to try early.

          Hope that helps.

          1. i LOVED the kobe cheesesteak sandwich!!!! wished i could find it at one of pucks places since, so tastey!!! mmm