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A friend met me for dinner at Wolfgang Puck Express on Cool Springs Blvd. in Franklin.
Though both Starbucks and Carabbas on either side were busy, the Wolfgang Puck Express was curiously quiet.
We enjoyed its contemporary atmosphere…
…but what about the celebrated Wolfgang Puck menu?
Could the Wolfgang Puck Chinois Chicken Salad ever live up to its hype?
And did you notice how they include the correct pronunciation of “Chinois” on the menu itself?
(Sheen-wah, in case you’re curious!)
You order and pay at the counter, choose your own drink, and seat yourself.
Then, a waiter brings the food from the semi-open kitchen. You can watch the flames shooting up from the Wolfgang Puck Express grill.
Our waiter circled continuously, which puzzled us. Why don’t they let the waiter refill your drinks, then? We thought the semi-service concept was a little off. Maybe we’re just used to Panera Bread.
Mine was a pile of shredded cabbage and romaine, with soft chicken and hard wonton strips.
The Wolfgang Puck honey mustard dressing was tart and sweet, but not enough to cut the slight bitterness of the cabbage.
—>Guess what? I found the official recipe for Wolfgang Puck’s Chinois (Chinese) Chicken Salad! I may try making his Chinese Mustard Vinaigrette at home.
(The waiter was happy to do so at no additional charge.)
We used a Wolfgang Puck Express coupon from the Nashville Citipass book, bringing the total for two entrees to $9 plus tip.
Would we eat at Wolfgang Puck Express again?
Perhaps. Next time I would try one of the grilled meat entrees or fish instead of the salad. The atmosphere was quiet, the booth comfortable.
If the food didn’t knock my socks off, at least my company was superb!
I'm a wife, mom of 4, and resident of Brentwood, Tennessee. I love finding fun new things for my family to see and do in Brentwood and the Nashville area!