Tuesday, December 27, 2005


Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck has made a major contribution to his membership in the League of Themselves by opening his latest restaurant at the Montecito Resort & Casino which is the location centerpiece of NBC's 'Las Vegas'. As part of the deal, he and his restaurant will be featured on the show beginning January 9.

Puck's company helped finance the cost of building a real-life restaurant for the show which already features a casino floor, lounge, club, sports book and reception area for the Montecito.

"Wolfgang Puck is the man who originally brought world-class cuisine to Las Vegas, revolutionizing dining in sin city," said the show's creator, Gary Scott Thompson. "Wolfgang's restaurant is the perfect dining destination for the characters of 'Las Vegas.' "

On the January 9 episode of the show, Puck will be featured in a story line about the grand opening of his restaurant. "He'll be opening Wolfgang Puck at the Montecito, which is his seventh Las Vegas restaurant," Thompson said. "What really benefits us is that it's a real restaurant and he's a real person." He added that Puck and his restaurant would be featured in numerous "Vegas" episodes.

They should do a TV movie where disaster strikes and the only real humans left were working on the Montecito set and they have to survive on the massive soundstage and fend off the mutant cannibals.

Really got to lay off the peyote buttons this early in the morning......


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