Weekend Doggie Brunch comes to Tallula’s in Santa Monica

Palomas and puppies? Yes, please. Doggie Brunch is now served on weekends in Santa Monica at coastal Mexican Tallula’s Restaurant (at the former Marix property) just a block from the beach every Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM – 3 PM. Bring your beloved pup who you may like better than your friends and family and treat Fido to his own menu while you sip … Continue reading Weekend Doggie Brunch comes to Tallula’s in Santa Monica

Chaya Venice transitions to Chaya Modern Izakaya, forging the old with the new

With a new menu, a new chef team, a new beverage program, and a new interior look, beloved beachside Chaya Venice has successfully transitioned 28 years later to Chaya Modern Izakaya. A stomping ground for many of us within the last ten years – the restaurant and bar continue to buzz with Happy Hour from 5:00 pm til close. Just a block from the beach on … Continue reading Chaya Venice transitions to Chaya Modern Izakaya, forging the old with the new

Chef Fernando’s art-centric menu at Ray’s pairs well with LACMA

Executive Chef Fernando Darin dazzled us all night long with an endless slew of exceptional dishes at Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s 5 year old Ray’s and Stark Bar named in honor of film producer Ray Stark (“West Side Story,” “Lolita,” “Funny Girl,” “Annie,” and “Steel Magnolias.”) It was hard to pick our favorite bites from his new art-centric menu, but the Italian in me loved the … Continue reading Chef Fernando’s art-centric menu at Ray’s pairs well with LACMA

Viviane, Beverly Hills newest secret inside the Avalon Hotel

It’s been a long time in LA that we have seen an old school hotel like the Avalon in Beverly Hills get a serious upgrade, so ‘haute-vintage’ gorgeous thanks to LA’s well known designer Kelly Wearstler. The hotel lobby and on to the new restaurant Viviane has been transformed to reflect mid-century California with an authentic 1950s-60s collection of vintage furniture hand-selected from around the world. … Continue reading Viviane, Beverly Hills newest secret inside the Avalon Hotel

Caviar Dreams at Petrossian

After enjoying an incredible food and wine pairing at Petrossian West Hollywood just a stone’s throw from my pad, it was time to explore the much anticipated Caviar 301 Menu. This actual caviar tasting menu leads guests through a tasting of some of Petrossian’s most expensive caviar along with an caviar infused seven course meal (with two expensive cocktails of your choice included). We are … Continue reading Caviar Dreams at Petrossian

Toasting autumn at Riviera 31

Last night I was lucky enough to take part in a tasting of the new fall and winter cocktail menu at Riviera 31, located in the beautiful Hotel Sofitel in Beverly Hills. Inspired by lifestyle icons of the 50’s and 60’s, the cocktails highlighted the talents of resident mixologist (and awesomely named) Ferrari Watts. The drinks came with names like Coco C, Bardot, Deneuve, Grace and Piaf, and covered … Continue reading Toasting autumn at Riviera 31