I had a delightful time tonight with friends at 20 • 21, Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant and bar at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. The food was great and the company was fun. These are things I fully expected to enjoy when Editorial Correspondent to The Trend Curve John Currie extended an invitation to dine out. But what I did not expect (although John knew) was that Mr. Puck himself would be there.
Wolfgang Puck was nothing short of charming. He came by our table twice during the meal to greet us and ask how we liked our food. And he was a good sport about having his picture taken. In fact, he visited every table with a photographer in tow, then smiled just as perfectly for the little digital cameras that seemed to magically appear from so many purses and pockets.
I have no idea what will be done with the professional pictures that were taken of the four people at my table. Here is one the waiter took with my camera (it must be something about my profession – I am rarely without a camera). I am sitting next to Steve Borsch, co-founder of Marketing Directions, Inc.
BTW, I bought his cookbook Wolfgang Puck Makes It Easy (signed, of course!) because the food at 20 • 21 was so fabulous. As someone who has more time to heat food than cook meals, I suspect I will end up reading this book more than using it. I am still quite happy to have it!