#SummerWithWolfgang: Wolfgang Puck Catering’s Summer BBQ in DTLA


I am so fortunate to have been on the guest list for Wolfgang Puck Catering’s Summer BBQ. The rooftop party was held at L.A. Live in Downtown LA, which is such a beautiful venue. It’s elegant and has a picturesque skyline view. This view reminds me of how much I love the grit and the glam of DTLA. The guests were friendly and fun. I didn’t even get side eye for making the waiters let me take so many pictures of the treats they were supposed to be serving. The catering food and service was on par with what you’d expect from the name Wolfgang Puck.

I’m going to take you all on a journey of the event through pictures. Enjoy!

You have to enter L.A. Live through the Grammy Museum. I’m a Swiftie, so I geeked out pretty hard at this.

Loved my swine t-shirt made on-site by Hit + Run. Cute and Cozy.

Loved the ice bucket style sodas. There Mexican Cokes and handcrafted sodas. The Cherry Peach soda was the biggest hit.

This is the Garden Collins cocktail that was being served. Very light and refreshing.

There were plenty of carnivorous options. Yes, that’s Beer Can Chicken.

The Chefs were hard at work grilling for us.


The day may have started out overcast but it brightened up in time for the event.

Chicharrones with a blue cheese dressing, celery and drizzled with buffalo sauce.

Strawberry Bruschetta: Crostini topped with strawberries, slivered almonds and a little spinach. Perfect for a hot Summer day.

Duck Rillettes wrapped with Watermelon Radish.

One of my all-time favorites salads, grilled Caeser salad. Grilling the romaine brings a smokiness out of the lettuce. It’s a must try.

This is the most adorable Crudités set up I’ve ever seen. The Crudités are kept crisp by filling the pot with ice, and stuffing them in, as if you were gardening. The bucket of ranch is so cute too.

Traditional Caprese with a twist: The Heirloom tomatoes were paired with peach to add a touch of sweetness.

This event had fun games, including corn holing. I can’t type that with a straight face…

I decided to take a surf and turf approach. Top left: Pork topped with a chimichurri sauce. Top right: Lobster with corn puree. Bottom: Candied Bacon. All of these were awesome and the candied bacon really got my respect by not being too sticky. 


Onto the dessert portion: Flambé banana on top of Nutella pudding.

So tiny, yet so powerful: This was a red velvet wrap. The wrap was the cake and the filling was the cream cheese frosting. It’s like a mini-magical crepe.

It got a little chilly so I ended my food binge with a cappuccino from Long Shot Coffee.

I had to leave before sundown. A view of the Hotel Figeroa. And Arnold.

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Actress and Founder of Girls on Food: I was born and raised in the suburbs of Sacramento, California. I grew up a typical “McDonald’s kid”. I was very picky about what I ate and refused to try new foods. No fun, I know. My Mom started taking me on trips to Europe when I was a teenager and that’s when my palate for finer foods began to develop. Some of my most memorable favorite meals include Veal Bolognese in Rome, Gyros in Athens, Paella in Lisbon and Duck L’Orange in Paris. While this helped me grow out of a fast food phase, I still eat out quite a bit. I know I should be at home cooking, but I love dining out. I started working in restaurants in various front of the house positions at age 15. Since my start, I’ve worked in every casual restaurant setting you can think of: a teriyaki stand, brewery, sushi nightclub, trendy Mexican, family-style Italian, American diner, pizza parlor and even a BLT themed food truck. I can't help but notice that many of the LA food bloggers don't have any sort of background working in a restaurant. A lot of my perspective on food and dining out comes from my years of experience in the biz. Since starting this blog, I have shot appearances on a couple of cooking competition shows as a taster (including MasterChef Junior and another upcoming show). We have also started producing a Youtube Channel. IMDb page here: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2023647/ For this site I contribute content from all over Los Angeles (and the world) to showcase my favorite fine-dining spots, steakhouses, exclusive supper clubs, Hollywood nightlife and our very own #GOFx events, which I plan and coordinate.

1 Comment

  1. Marji Gabert-Milam

    May 29, 2015

    Your pictorial journey made me feel like I was there! Beautiful pictures ! Would love to try all of those dishes

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