Wolfgang Puck’s Summer BBQ at the Bel-Air Hotel is back – Robb Report
Since 2012, some of the biggest names in world gastronomy have gathered for an all-star barbecue at the Bel-Air Hotel, hosted by Wolfgang Puck. For the past two years, however, the pandemic has not allowed them to do so. Now the star-studded event is back, with this year’s lineup just announced.
Puck, who oversees the hotel‘s signature restaurant, will be joined by an impressive line-up of guest chefs, with Francis Mallmann and Nancy Silverton headlining. Both chefs have been to the party before, this is the fifth time that Mallmann has cooked at the event. The Argentinian master is well known for using fire in his kitchens, so outdoor barbecuing seems to be a natural fit for him. Silverton, the grande dame of the Los Angeles restaurant scene, last had some of her Chi Spacca team with her, who developed their expertise cooking impressive meats over a live fire.
Elsewhere they will be aided by Eric Werner from Hartwood in Tulum, Adam Perry Lang from the now-shutdown APL in Hollywood, Burt Bakman from LA BBQ’s Slab, Arjun Mahendro from local Indian spot Badmaash, Victor Delgado and Jorge Alvarez from Tacos 1986, John Cleveland of the southern-inspired Post & Beam and Leonard Botello IV of Texas’ Truth BBQ. Rounding out the lineup are Connor McVay and Tiffany Pascua, the hotel’s Executive Chef and Executive Pastry Chef, respectively. The team’s creative fare for the evening will be paired with local California winery pairings.
While the Hotel Bel-Air barbecue is often a bacchanalia attended by other food stars, celebrities and socialites, it also has a philanthropic bent. Any leftover food surplus from the event will be distributed to those in need through the Chefs to End Hunger initiative, and a silent auction will benefit the LA Promise Fund, which supports local students.
This year’s barbecue will take place on September 6 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. If you’re interested in checking it out for yourself, tickets are available for $350 per person.