Chinese New Year Cooking Demonstration

February 1, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
WP24 Restaurant
The Ritz-Carlton Residences at LA Live
710 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015
$180 per person
WP24 Restaurant


An intimate class of eight will learn special techniques and professional tips for preparing authentic Chinese fare and signature dishes that will appear on the restaurant’s Year of the Goat menu

WHAT: Recognizedas one of the top restaurants in Los Angeles for Chinese cuisine, WP24 Restaurant will be opening its kitchen to the public for its first-ever “behind-the-scenes” cooking demonstration in preparation for the Chinese New Year. With expert training from the Academy of Culinary Arts, coupled with years of experience working under the direction of Wolfgang Puck, Chef de Cuisine John Lechleidner will share his wealth of knowledge and culinary technique applied to the preparation of WP24’s fine Chinese fare.

The intimate cooking demonstration, followed by a tasting, will take place on Sunday, February 1 at 12:00 pm. During the course of the tutorial, guests will have an opportunity to learn authentic techniques and professional tips for preparing dim sum, stir-fry, and a selection of dishes that will be a part of WP24 Restaurant’s special “Year of the Goat” dinner menu.

Additionally, Chef Lechleidner will share recommendations on ordering, enjoying, and cooking authentic Chinese fare, including:

  • Essential Chinese ingredients and cooking utensils for meals that can easily be prepared at home
  • Must-order dishes to sample staple Chinese cuisine and regional delicacies
  • How to distinguish authentic fare from its Americanized counterpart
  • The regional variations of popular dishes such as the difference between chow fun, chow mein, and lo mein

WHEN: Sunday, February 1, 2015

12:00-3:00 pm

WHERE: WP24 Restaurant

The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

900 W. Olympic Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90015


PRICE: $180 per person (including tax)

BOOKING: Reservations can be made by calling (213) 743-8824

About WP24 Restaurant:

WP24 opened in April 2010 and has since changed the culinary landscape of downtown Los Angeles. Legendary chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck serves his modern interpretation of traditional Chinese cuisine. The menu, developed by Puck and managing partner and executive corporate chef of the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, Lee Hefter, reflects their time spent in the Far East and respective passion for Asian ingredients and cooking methods. The fine dining restaurant, including a formal dining room, private dining room, and the adjacent NEST at WP24, is located on the 24th floor of The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles and boasts spectacular views of the Los Angeles skyline.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

A landmark of the downtown skyline, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles is a sophisticated haven at the vibrant center of the city. The hotel features 123 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, an expansive Club Lounge on the 23rd floor, luxury spa, exclusive rooftop pool and bar on the 26th floor, and more than 100,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The hotel is also home to WP24 Restaurant and Lounge featuring award-winning dining from Chef Wolfgang Puck. For more information, please visit

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