Hot Spot: Estérel Restaurant, Sofitel Los Angeles, CA
Deets:Executive Chef Victor Boroda has created a wholesome menu available for Earth Day (April 22nd from 5 -10 PM) at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills’ signature eatery, Estérel Restaurant. The prix fixe menu for $79 per person will give you a one-of-a-kind experience with all-natural, fresh dishes and satisfying desserts. In preparation for the meal, produce will be purchased locally from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market. Additionally, in order to save electricity, this dinner will be candlelit, offering a uniquely romantic and intimate environment.
The dinner begins with an “Amuse-Bouche” that is specially hand-crafted by Chef Victor. These bite-sized tasters will set a healthy tone for the rest of the meal. Cocktails will also be available for purchase for $14. This event will feature “Green Dream,” a beverage containing vodka, fresh lime juice, agave nectar, and arugula.
The first course begins with the choice of a “Crispy Mary’s Duck Confit” tossed with bitter greens, fennel, dried cherry, and blood orange vinaigrette or “Farmer’s Market Bounty” with seasonal vegetables, pickles, sunflower seeds, and herb vinaigrette.
The second course offers the options of “Local Albacore Crudo” with savory citrus ponzu, avocado, watermelon radish, and pickled fresno or the “Peads & Barnetts Pork Belly” served with Fiscalini white cheddar polenta, broccoli rabe, and mostarda.
The bountiful third course includes the options of “Belcampo Flatiron Steak” complete with french dumplings, roasted baby carrots, and smoked harissa chimichurri, “Sanddab Meuniere” with tasty Santa Barbara spot prawns, haricot verts, Weiser potato puree, and meyer lemon, or “Roan Mills Wheat Berry Risotto” arranged with foraged mushrooms, truffle cream, and Bellwether Pepato.
For dessert, guests can enjoy the “Bellwether Farms Ricotta Panna Cotta”, or “Fair Hills Apple Tarte Tatin” topped with salted caramel ice cream.
This Earth Day, Estérel Restaurant is happy to serve you and your loved ones with a dinner that promotes sustainability and eco-friendliness.
Sofitel is the only French luxury hotel brand with a presence on five continents with 120 addresses, in almost 40 countries (more than 30,000 rooms). Sofitel offers contemporary hotels and resorts adapted to today’s more demanding and more versatile consumers who expect and appreciate beauty, quality and excellence. Whether situated in the heart of a major city like Paris, London, New York, Shanghai or Beijing, or nestled away in a country landscape in Morocco, Egypt, French Polynesia or Thailand, each Sofitel property offers a genuine experience of the French “art de vivre.”
Estérel is a coastal region of Var and Alpes-Maritimes in Provence, France. The restaurant’s name is inspired by the fact that Estérel shares a similar landscape and terrain with the beautiful Southern California coast. In keeping with that concept, Estérel offers a splendid selection of fresh, seasonal cuisine, capturing the culinary soul of the Mediterranean. Using locally sourced and organic ingredients, Chef Boroda masterfully blends French and California cuisines into one that is uniquely his own at Estérel.
About Xperiment USA
The impresarios behind Xperiment USA boast a resume of impressive and innovative venues and programs redefining hospitality. Its principals include Gilles Amsallem, founder of the internationally acclaimed “French Tuesdays” social gathering and cocktail program, Jake Saady of Las Vegas’ The Light Group (a premier hospitality development and management company, known for its food and beverage programming), and Misty Mansouri, a well-known L.A. nightlife innovator noted for her previous operational achievements at Vanguard and Agency.
Who You May Spot: Guest of honor, Helen Mirren. An impressive list of Broadway and Hollywood stars have attended previous galas including Cynthia Nixon, Liam Neeson & Alan Cumming.
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