19 Dec 2011

Restaurant Review: CUT

HAVING been written-off as “good for nothing” by his coalminer father, Wolfgang Puck left school and home aged 14. On being subsequently fired three-weeks into his apprenticeship at the kitchens of Romantik Hotel Poste in hometown, Villach, Austria, hopeless Puck considered suicide, going so far as to reach the river’s edge. Fortunately, the hotel’s owner discovered sympathy and saved his life, relocating him among female cooks in the Poste’s sister property. Under improved conditions, once outcast Puck become a culinary protégé, gaining the highest catering school qualifications which the owner had seen...
Read at Harper's Wine & Spirit magazine (p. 23)