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Gobble, gobble, snooze: Thanksgiving meals at L.A. hotels

The Bridge. Courtesy of The Bridge at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

The Bridge at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel: This Thanksgiving meal ($49 per person, $25 per child) includes chestnut agnolotti with crispy sage, ameritti cookies and shaved parmesan; squab-roasted root vegetables and foie gras remoulade with huckleberry jus; and chocolate cake with salted caramel.

Delphine at the W Hotel Hollywood: The brasserie-inspired prix fixe menu ($45 per person) includes the run of a raw bar with a selection of oysters, prawns and ceviche; butternut squash soup; a variety of hors d’oeuvres; an entree of roasted turkey with wild mushrooms, sweet potato puree, stuffing, and haricot vert and almonds; and dessert of pumpkin pie with brown sugar bourbon ice cream or chocolate pecan pie with nutmeg pear ice cream.

Cézanne at Le Merigot Hotel: A three-course dinner ($49 per person) with choices including lobster chowder; persimmon salad with arugula, burrata and speck; braised short ribs en cassoulet; roast turkey; black pepper crusted filet mignon, duck breast and confit duck leg; rum baba; banana cream pie; pumpkin pie; pecan pie; and chocolate ganache cake.

Whist at the Viceroy Hotel: The meal ($68 per person) features a buffet including butternut squash soup topped with sage and prosciutto; a turkey and poached char carving station; and a risotto station (!).

Oliverio at the Avalon Hotel: The menu ($40 per person) features a winter pepita salad with pumpkin seeds, goat cheese and walnut dressing; roasted turkey; and apple pie topped with cinnamon ice cream.


11 2010

Happy hour report: Le Merigot hotel


Pomegranate cosmo (foreground), Berry belini

Like any smart hotel, Le Merigot’s Le Troquet bar in Santa Monica is now offering a happy hour deal, but it’s slightly different: it’s a late-night happy hour, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Food on the bar menu is 30 percent off, and well drinks are 50 percent off.

I had never been to Le Merigot, so when the hotel invited me in to experience the new happy hour deal, I accepted the offer. The hotel is on Ocean Avenue near the Viceroy and Loews hotels, so I figured it would be a nice property and possibly a place I’d go to when I’m in the area.

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09 2009

Celebrate Julia Child’s birthday — with a French meal, of course

Cezanne restaurant at Le Merigot

Cezanne restaurant at Le Merigot

Saturday, Aug. 15, would have been Julia Child’s 97th birthday. To celebrate (and capitalize on the popularity of the new film “Julie & Julia,” no doubt) the Le Merigot JW Marriott hotel in Santa Monica is having a special dinner featuring dishes from Child’s famous book, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.”

For $40 per person, Cézanne restaurant at Le Merigot will give you a three-course meals featuring an appetizer of coquilles St. Jacques à la Parisienne (scallops and mushrooms in wine sauce), a main course of piece de bouef braisée (beef braised in red wine parsley potatoes, leeks, glazed turnips and carrots), and a dessert of tarte tatin with crème fraiche. (Drinks are extra.)

This dinner is served from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. To make reservations, call (310) 395-9700. And if you can’t make it on Saturday, you can always check out the hotel’s late-night happy hour during the week.


08 2009

New deals to make your wallet happy

    Le Troque terrace bar at Le Merigot hotel

    Le Troque terrace bar at Le Merigot hotel. From LeMerigot (Flickr).

  • Le Merigot: The Le Troquet terrace bar menu at this Santa Monica JW Marriott hotel recently introduced a late-night happy hour. From 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekdays, the bar’s appetizers and small plates (e.g., tuna tartare, crab quesadilla) are 30 percent off, and well drinks are 50 percent off (excludes beer and wine).
  • Cafe Roma: The Beverly Hills eatery just reopened after a remodel, and it has a happy hour from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekdays where you can get two-for-one drinks (per person) and free finger foods at the bar. That’s one way to get people back in the door!

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08 2009

What to do this July 4th weekend

Still looking for something to do (or someplace to eat) this July 4 weekend? I’ll be in the Sacramento area for my best friend’s wedding (woo hoo! maid of honor time!), but here are some options for those of you sticking around in L.A.:

  • Rush Street: Visit Chicago via Culver City this Independence Day weekend and partake in food and drink specials. Friday has $5 Jack Daniel’s drinks (from 10:00 p.m. to close); Saturday has specials on all domestic beers and hot dogs, lamb lollipops and spicy glazed ribs (all day!); and Sunday has $6 mojitos (from 9:00 p.m. to close).
  • Le Merigot Hotel: In the courtyard of this JW Marriott in Santa Monica you’ll find upscale BBQ food, i.e., organic fingerling potato salad, kobe beef hot dogs, sweet white corn on the cob with ancho chili lime butter, etc., on July 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cost is $35 for adults, $17.50 for kids 12 and under.
  • The Resort at Pelican Hill: For a fancy way to celebrate our country’s birth, hit up Pelican Hill in Newport Beach. For $250 (yeah, I know) you can get a round of golf, either breakfast or lunch, and a $25 gift certificate for the resort’s golf shop. Fancy, indeed.
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07 2009