Diners, Vets Bid Adieu to Postrio

A lot of foodies, both industry and lay-types, will be quite sad this evening as Postrio closes its doors for the last time. Wolfgang Puck’s first foray out of Los Angeles in 1989 helped launch this city’s modern food scene, serving as an starting point for a string of now-famous chefs such as Anne and David Gingrass (TWO and Brix, respectively) Mitchell and Steven Rosenthal (Town Hall, Salt House, Anchor & Hope), and pastry chef Janet Rikala (Aziza), all of whom are in the kitchen once more for the final two nights of service. A facebook group for Postrio vets asks the question, “who was the most famous person you waited on?” with impressive responses including Madonna, Whitney Houston, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the cast of Melrose Place (remember it was the early 90s), David Letterman, and Spinal Tap (!), to name a few. Puck said he plans to start talking with the Prescott Hotel about a possible new project after the year-plus remodel, so cross your fingers. Meanwhile, Michael Bauer made it over last night, and reports Puck was on hand to “end the Postrio run by recreating the magic of opening night.”

Previously:
Postrio Farewell Dinners Sold Out
Postrio Releases Farewell Menu

Photo: Via Postrio

Diners, Vets Bid Adieu to Postrio