For those who decide to spend Christmas in Las Vegas this year, don't worry about missing out on a traditional holiday dinner. Several of the restaurants on the Strip are offering special Christmas menus for lunch and dinner, with both comforting holiday favorites as well as innovative and contemporary dishes.
While on his book tour, Wolfgang Puck sits down for a interview. Once you get past the softball questions ("Wolfgang, were you always confident you would be successful?"), Puck shares some fun anecdotes from yesteryear: "I remember Orson Welles used to come every day for lunch ... I used to go play tennis with Gene Kelly, and he used to come to the restaurant and eat a pepper steak all the time."
Whenever Wolfgang thinks of the holiday season, the first memory that comes to mind is the beautiful aromas that filled the family kitchen when his mother started baking. From early December, she was busy making all sorts of treats, including crumbly vanilla crescents, delicate sponge balls, feather-light meringue and, his favorite, the Linzer torte.