Wolfgang Puck Concept Unveiled

Details about the forthcoming Wolfgang Puck restaurant, Source by Wolfgang Puck, in the new Newseum were released today, and it looks like it will have a little something for everyone.

On the street level will be a "bar and grill" style dining space with a casual menu. Upstairs will be devoted to a more upscale dining experience, with food that "will evoke signature menus from Spago, Chinois and Postrio restaurants," according to a release.

"I am thrilled to bring the best in California cuisine to the most newsworthy spot in Washington, D.C.," Puck said in a release. "The menu will offer some of my signatures dishes, as well as new creations inspired from fresh Maryland, Virginia, and East Coast ingredients and flavors. This combination will surely make our newest restaurant the Source for lunch and dinner in the District of Columbia."

The new restaurant is part of a larger trend of chefs looking to museums as the next fine dining frontier. The Newseum is slated to open in the fall of 2007.