Wolfgang Puck Doesn’t Know David Chang

davidchang Wolfgang Puck Doesnt Know David Chang

This morning we caught up with mega-chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck at the New York Women in Communications Matrix Awards where he presented Ruth Reichl with an award for her achievements as Gourmet’s editor-in-chief.

Naturally we asked Los Angeles-based Mr. Puck if he’s had any exceptional dining experiences while visiting our celebrity chef studded city.

“Oh yes, I had a fantastic dinner at Jean Georges last night and attended a dinner at Brasserie Cognac the other night,” he told the Daily Transom. But, what about New York’s new foodie darling, David Chang? Hasn’t it become a requirement for culinary enthusiasts everywhere to pay a visit to Momofuku or the newly opened Ko when visiting our city?

Surely, Mr. Puck has noticed the elaborate and fairly recent coverage of Mr. Chang and his cooking in the New Yorker, GQ, and even Ms. Reichl’s Gourmet.

“Who? No, I don’t know him; I have never been to his restaurant,” said Mr. Puck.

That hurts.