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Wolfgang Puck's New TV Role and Upcoming Oktoberfest

Wolfgang Puck in the kitchen at Cut.
Wolfgang Puck in the kitchen at Cut.

[Photos: Susan Stapleton]

Wolfgang Puck hosted for an interactive cooking demonstration and lunch on Saturday as a part of Carnevale at the Venetian and Palazzo. The luncheon brought guests in the kitchen at CUT, where they learned how to make Puck dishes while wearing chef's coats. Chefs Matt Hurley, Scott Irestone, Eduardo Perez and Kamel Guechida were on hand to help out with the chef demonstrations. Here now, a look at some of the gossip you missed.

1. Wolfgang just returned from filming an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation with Ted Danson and Elisabeth Shue. He was originally only scheduled to film for two days but ended up shooting for four. While bound to secrecy on the episode in which Wolfgang plays himself, we can report the episode will air this fall. Stay tuned.

2. Wolfgang will also do something new this fall — celebrate Oktoberfest at Spago. Expect tasting stations with Puck's favorite Austrian and German fare with 12 breweries expected to serve up beer. Details coming.

3. Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp. Sheldon Adelson made a rare appearance late in the event and even dined with guests.

4. Guests learned how all of Wolfgang Puck's Vegas restaurants hand chip ice nightly for guests.

5. The most popular cocktail at CUT? Show Me Love with Vodka, elderflower liqueur, lychee juice, lime. The restaurant serves 30 to 40 nightly.

6. Monroe's Passion was named for Marilyn Monroe, a frequent guest at the Hotel Bel-Air, where Puck has a restaurant. Described as a combination of sweet with some heat, it features ginger juice, fresh passion fruit puree, Thai chili syrup and Barcardi 151 rum.

7. In the kitchen, CUT executive chef Matt Hurley showed guests how to make crab and shrimp Louis while director of pastry Kamel Guechida made Wolfgang's favorite dessert, Kaiserschmarren. Later, Puck served it up to guests himself.

8. Guests also learned how to properly grill a steak. Ironically, one guest requested her steak cooked well done, which raised a lot of eyebrows in this foodie crowd.
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