About Lee Hefter
When Lee Hefter a Best New Chef in 1998, he was in charge of a single restaurant: Spago Beverly Hills. But now he’s in charge of the top kitchens for the entire Wolfgang Puck organization: 21 restaurants, four of them Spagos. “Lots of frequent-flier miles—200,000 a year,” says Hefter. In 2012, the Beverly Hills Spago embarked on a $4 million renovation, taking some classics, like smoked-salmon pizza, off the menu. One of the original dishes that Hefter kept is his sensational côte de boeuf, or grilled rib steak, served with mashed potatoes that are so packed with cheese, they’re almost like fondue.
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15 1/2 Number of years the Côte de Boeuf has been on the menu at Spago Beverly Hills.