WP24 by Wolfgang Puck



While in L.A. for our ‘Summer in the City–With the Kids’ getaway, JetSet Tot and I headed to the 24th floor of The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles for some fine-dining at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck. It was our lucky night because not only was the restaurant debuting their brand new menu, but the wonderful and fabulous, Nikos, would be waiting on us for the evening.

WP24 by Wolfgang Puck

I was really curious to see what JetSet Tot was going to order because I knew there was no ‘mac & cheese’ back-up here, but before Nikos could even find out what types of drinks we’d like to order she peeked at the menu and yelled, “I know what I’m having! I would like the Chinese Crystal Dumplings.” What can I say? My girl has great taste!


Specialty Cocktails & Sushi

We started out the night with cocktails, she with her usual fancy-dinner drink, the Shirley Temple, and me with a Pearfect Asian. The sushi chef was kind enough to prepare some delicious toro nigiri for JetSet Tot to ‘snack’ on before her Dim Sum arrived. I was able to sneak one from her, and not only was it mouth-watering, but the freshly prepared ginger was the best I have ever had. I like to think of myself as a ‘Ginger Connoisseur’ and honestly, I could’ve eaten a bowl of it on its own.  Too bad a little jetsetter beat me to the punch.


From the wok.

Next up, was Shanghai Noodles from the wok. This is what dreams are made of. Everything about this dish made both of us happy. And now I have a six year old that has asked me four times since we’ve been home, “Ummm, mama? When will you make me some oxtail noodles?” Oh, darling child of mine… we better leave that up to Wolfgang.


Dim Sum

JetSet Tot eats very fast, as in lighting fast. It is something we’re working on, but halfway through my meal, she was done and ready for her Chinese Crystal Dumplings. I mean, could you blame her? These were little pillow balls of heaven with king crab and shrimp inside. I hurried up and snagged one because I knew they would be gone quicker than I could say…

Large Plates

I was full and couldn’t eat one more bite; however I really wanted to try their Singapore Chili Prawn. So the chef was kind enough to prepare for me a small tasting dish and, “WOW!” Talk about a punch. This tiny dish packed more flavor and more heat than anything I have ever tried. I’m a big sissy when it comes to spicy, and this was no joke! While delicious, and I know JetSet Dad would scoop this up in an instance, I think I’ll save these for the pros and have to try something a little less ‘fiery’ next time. I suppose I better not try the ‘Angry’ Lobster!


Happy Endings

Sure enough, as I look up from my Singapore Chili Prawn, JetSet Tot is already diving into Chinese Donuts with some chocolate dipping sauce on the side. This child! But I was so surprised when I heard something I’ve never heard out of her mouth, “Mommy, I’m full.” Ladies and gentlemen, she’s human!

WP24 by Wolfgang Puck

Wait, there’s more!

So then this happened. As we were getting ready to leave our table, the amazing and fantastic, Nikos, comes over to us and performs the most beautiful Shakespearean sonnet for my little JetSet Tot. He then hands her a flower, and a note signed by everyone in the restaurant. The gesture was so kind, and so thoughtful, I tear up each time I tell the story.

:: Pearfect Asian Cocktail ::

Absolut Pears, Canton Ginger, Pear, Lime

:: Chinese Crystal Dumplings ::

King Crab, Shrimp, Pork Belly

:: Toro Nigiri ::

Fresh Tuna Sushi

:: Shanghai Noodles ::

Fresh Chilies, Bean Sprouts, Slow Cooked Oxtail

:: Singapore Style Chili Prawn ::

Fresh Crab, Chili, Scallions, Ginger

:: Chinese Donuts with Chocolate Sauce ::

WP24 by Wolfgang Puck is a dinner she nor I will ever forget. xx

Hugs & passports,

– Nicole

Photo credits: Nicole Standley


Promotional consideration has been furnished by WP24 by Wolfgang Puck and The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles. On occasion, contributors of The JetSet Family receive products, compensation and/or services gratis or at discounted rates. This practice does not hinder the influencer’s point of view. All descriptions are factual and accurately reflect the overall experience.

Review overview
  • Becca July 29, 2013

    That looks pretty cool! Not sure my kid would try any of it though lol :/

  • Ashley B. July 29, 2013

    The Shanghai Noodles look amazing! It sounds like you had a wonderful (and delicious) time!

  • Corinne July 29, 2013

    What a fantastic lunch! Frankly, I thought the whole meal sounded divine, but the sonnet puts it over the top! Your little JetSet has amazing taste. I wish I could have shared her dumplings because the look and sound divine. Yay you for raising a daring young eater. I am thrilled for all the wonderful meals she can look forward to since she is willing to try new things.

  • Amanda Rodriguez July 29, 2013

    Looks like a tasty menu and a fun atmosphere!

  • Diana Rodriguez July 29, 2013

    Nice Place.. Great pics… Mmm Yumm

  • The Duo Dishes July 29, 2013

    It’s cool to watch kids eat different foods (other than burgers and mac & cheese), and eat them with gusto! JetSet Tot has quite the sophisticated palate so far. 🙂 Hope you had a fab time in LA!

  • Jenn @comebackmomma July 29, 2013

    Great photos. I don’t think I could get either of my kids to be that adventurous. That said, it looks like a place where I would LOVE to eat.

  • Jeffrey Nelson July 29, 2013

    Wow, EVERYTHING looks delicious. I’m a sucker for the spicy food… I would have taken on the angry lobster! Great post, very nice looking blog, and great story! I will be back! 🙂


  • Like Jeffrey I definitely would have went for the Angry Lobster, looks like a great menu!

  • Looks like a lovely meal with great presentation! Good for her for keeping an open mind and trying different foods.

  • Rosey July 31, 2013

    What a wonderful visit. And ‘full’ is good if the food was delicious. 🙂

  • Helena July 31, 2013

    I’ve heard so much about Wolfgang Puck’s and would love to visit there sometime. This review gives me a definite feel for what to expect, minus the cute sonnet I’m sure! Thanks for the review.

  • Beth August 2, 2013

    Everything looks so delicious and your pictures came out really well. Thank you for including them. I read so many blogs where the author talks about something but a picture really is worth a thousand words!

  • It all looked delicious. I would have loved to have been there. It looks and sounds like you all had a great time! I know I would have had a great time for sure.

  • Laura August 17, 2013

    That food looks fabulous!!

  • Shauna August 17, 2013

    Oh my goodness, everything looks so very good and so much food!

  • Lexie Lane August 20, 2013

    I haven’t been to a Wolfgang Puck in such a long time! Everything looks great! Thanks for sharing!

  • Christie Moeller September 4, 2013

    Someone is wearing my favorite Jellies!

  • Dede September 8, 2013

    We love the WP restaurant at DisneyWorld, I”m sure we’d love this one too. Someday we’ll get out there! So cool that your big girl was interested in trying some fun foods.

  • Erinn S September 8, 2013

    How sweet is that! A little serenade to a little girl. Bet she was loving that!

  • Jody Cowan September 8, 2013

    This food looks so good! I think I need to do this with my son. He only likes a few things for his meals! What a great idea!

  • Allyson Bossie September 10, 2013

    Both of my little girls love sushi. They have been eating it since they were gosh, a year old! They feel all grown up eating it!

  • Miya Goodrich September 11, 2013

    All I can say is WOW!! Sounds fantastic…I think I know where I want to go for my anniversary dinner. Thanks!!

  • Dionne September 13, 2013

    Just lovely!

  • Filipino Desserts September 16, 2013

    Everything looks delicious! Great photos, thanks for sharing!

  • Aleya Bamdad November 1, 2013

    I’m so hungry after reading this- everything sounds amazing. And it’s great that the restaurant is so kid friendly.

  • Jennifer Clay November 2, 2013

    I have picky eaters at my house, but I would love to try some of this food!

  • andi November 10, 2013

    LOVE anything Wolfgang Puck!


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