SSP brings international celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck back home to Austria with exclusive restaurant Wolfgang Puck Kitchen & Bar at Vienna Airport
SSP has joined forces with world-renowned gastronomy legend Wolfgang Puck to offer guests a unique culinary experience in Terminal 3 of Vienna Airport. The new restaurant, ‘Wolfgang Puck Kitchen & Bar’ sees Wolfgang Puck return to his Austrian roots. The cuisine on offer at the new outlet has been shaped by Wolfgang Puck’s career as a young chef, drawing inspiration from his home region of Kärnten in Austria.
Wolfgang Puck Kitchen & Bar spans a total of 700sqm and is formatted in three distinct areas – a restaurant, a bar, and a ‘food-to-go’ area – appealing to those wanting a full, luxury dining experience, as well as those pressed for time. An open kitchen allows guests to enjoy seeing the chefs at work and the fresh produce being used. Top features on the menu are Wolfgang’s signature dishes such as Tuna Tartar, Smoked Salmon Pizza with Caviar, Chinois Salad and the Wolfgang Puck Burger as well as local specialties such as Wiener Schnitzel, Beef Goulash and Kärtner Kasnudeln from Wolfgang Puck’s home region.
In the bar, guests can choose from signature drinks including Wolfgang’s legendary barrel-aged cocktails, alongside a range of local beers. Wine lovers are offered an extensive list, ranging from Wolfgang Puck’s proprietary wines produced in California to carefully selected domestic wines.
The to-go area of Wolfgang Puck Kitchen & Bar offers handmade healthy food options. Smoothies, salads, sandwiches and a selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes as well as breakfast offers.
Wenzel Bürger, Managing Director SSP DACH said; “SSP is pleased to be building on our close partnership with Vienna Airport, and we’re thrilled to be working with an international celebrity chef of Wolfgang’s stature. He holds an unrivalled position at the heart of Austrian food culture and in this new venture is building a culinary bridge with the healthy Californian food for which he has been famed for decades.”
Klaus Puck, President & COO of Wolfgang Puck Worldwide Incorporated (and brother of Wolfgang) said; “We are very happy to have opened a restaurant where my brother started his journey many years ago. “I’m so excited to finally be coming home to Austria and opening our restaurant the Kitchen & Bar at the airport in Vienna, which is the gateway for many, many people from all over middle Europe. It will be a great experience!”
Julian Jäger, member of the Management Board of Flughafen Wien AG said; “At Wolfgang Puck’s new restaurant, guests at Vienna Airport will experience a culinary journey blending Hollywood with Austria. I am extremely pleased that this internationally-renowned celebrity chef has chosen Vienna Airport as the location for his first restaurant in Austria. Together with our long-standing catering partner, SSP, we will be able to offer our passengers a new and highly exclusive culinary experience.”
Wolfgang Puck Kitchen & Bar is located landside in the arrivals hall of Terminal 3. It is open daily from 6am to 9pm.
International celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, who still has close family in Austria, has his own star on the Hollywood ‘Walk of Fame’. At his celebrated restaurant ‘Spago’ in Beverly Hills, Wolfgang serves Austrian-inspired cuisine with a Californian twist. He has cooked for the stars at the Oscars for many years and now offers guests at Vienna Airport the opportunity to enjoy his exquisite creations.