Red 7 - Wolfgang Puck's new place in the Pacific Design Center
Went to a ribbon cutting and opening of Red 7 on Tuesday night - new restaurant at the Pacific Design Center. I got to meet and talk to Wolfgang Puck - which was pretty exciting....more exciting than the food...Guests sampled chinese chicken salad, peanut noodles, sushi, miso cod, etc. They also passed around the tuna cones (a la Spago amuse buche). All above mentioned were fine - but not thrilling. If the Cheescake Factory makes it, and they've been making it for years, should Wolfgang still be serving it?
They had soft opening all last week, and I was fortunate to have lunch there twice.
They have a chef's choice "bento box" mine had a miso salmon, sashimi-thai snapper/tuna, deep fried tofu, and one more item, i forget. The whole this is okay.
The whole deep fried Loup de Mer with warm ponzu is beautiful and delicious. It was "butterflied" then fried, brought to the table where it served tableside with the server pouring the ponzu on top.
Beef Lo mein was very good, beef was tender and marinated.
Miso glazed Butterfish is yummy, but not the noodles it's served on is not. They were the thin vermicelli, a bit gummy and with no flavor.
Tofu and green bean is okay not bad.
Chinese Chicken Salad always yummy.
I know I had more but they must have been unremarkable.
The one thing that just blew my mind is Sherry Yards new creation: MIlk Chocolate Ovaltine Bar. OMG! It is truly heaven. Homemade chocolate rice crispy bar, topped with a heavy slather of malted chocolate mousse and whipped cream.
They now have a happy hour. Started yesterday.
Chinois is chinese fusion while Red Seven is Pan Asian.
Depending on the turn out for Happy Hour will they decide on opening the kitchen fully to dinner. Since the restaurant is not visible from the main streets, the oly way to know about it is by word of mouth or if you work in the building.
Prices? We didn't have to pay both times, so I don't remember. Sorry.