Chaya Brasserie – Elegant Euro-Asian Cuisine

Driving through the Cedars Sinai campus on a warm December evening, I pulled up to CHAYA Brasserie in Beverly Hills, eager to see how they revitalized the restaurant and to experience newcomer Executive Chef, Harutaka Kishi’s (aka Chef Haru), unique fusion of Japanese and French dishes. Recently, Chaya closed for one week to renovate the…

Not an Empty Table at Wolfgang Steakhouse

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse was 100% full at 8pm on a Friday night. It’s not Puck’s, it’s another lively place on N. Canon Drive in Beverly Hills.  People come from all over Los Angeles to order the Porterhouse for Two.  It’s a filet mignon on one side and a porterhouse steak on the other.  It large enough…

Speakeasy at Comme Ca

Chef David Myers was just six years old when he became inspired to experiment in the kitchen after watching a woman cook eggs on TV. He pushed away his cereal bowl and took out a carton of eggs. “I cracked a couple into a pan, tasted them and wasn’t satisfied, so I opened a couple more…

It’s the Holiday Season at Hotel Del’s 1500 Ocean

A 30’ tall Christmas tree adorned with sugarplums, peppermint swirls, Santa, and beach themed ornaments graces the lobby of the Hotel Del Coronado. Over 100,000 glittering lights illuminate the resort at night to give it a celebratory feel. Built in 1888, this Victorian style masterpiece is still the centerpiece of the Coronado peninsula. Wishing to experience…

Scarpetta delights Beverly Hills

Flaming three-foot-tall Italian “Lava Heat” pyramids welcomed us to the newly opened Scarpetta at the Montage Hotel.  One of New York’s most beloved chefs, Scott Conant is now enticing Southern Californians to Beverly Hills with his Southern Italian cooking. Conant was too busy in his kitchen to come out and meet his patrons one Friday…