Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Guest post: Griffith Observatory

Kathy got a preview of Wolfgang Puck's cafe at the renovated Griffith Observatory. Here's what she had to say:

Café at the End of the Universe

Scheduled to open Nov. 3

Forget the churros, oversized pretzels, popcorn and hot dogs ­favorites once found at the Observatory's funky, parking lot-adjacent snack bar. Instead, look for chocolate croissants, pressed panini, fresh fruit and packaged salads next month, when the Wolfgang Puck-catered Café at the End of The Universe opens at the Griffith Observatory, newly renovated for the out-of-this-world sum of $93 million.

On the Observatory's new lower level, the Café has drop-dead city, Hollywood sign and sunset views, but no foods cooked on site. While the chocolate chunk cookies and grilled veggies andwiches at the press preview seemed serviceable enough, the menu seems more Getty Villa than Griffith Park. And although the café looks like the perfect place for a sunset cocktail, there's no spirits on the menu.

1 comment:

Rachael said...

Lucky Kathy!

I never would have thought to have a meal there...but I am super excited for it to re-open. Unfortunatly Puck bores me, so I guess I'll just have to eat ahead of time...