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The Profound Strangeness of HBO Max’s Wolfgang Puck Series ‘The Event’

The show depicts a pre-COVID world full of catered parties — and then its aftermath

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Each episode depicts a single affair catered by famed restaurateur Puck, he of California cuisine standard-bearer Spago, and, especially, by the team beneath him. And the first two installments — the dinner and after-party at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards, and then a small two-day conference of entrepreneurs held, for reasons withheld from us, in the cavernous Rose Bowl — go off with only the sort of mishaps that these caterers have seen before.

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