Chef Eric Greenspan is known for his culinary creativity at The Foundry on Melrose. A friend excitedly told me about his new restaurant, The Roof, on the top of a newer hotel in our neighborhood, The Hotel Wilshire. When her friends and family members from out-of-town come to visit, she reserves a room for them there. “I like meeting them at The Roof for lunch or dinner. The food is really good,” she told me.
Two weeks ago, I was invited to see the new L.A. Skin & Ink exhibit at the innovative Craft & Folk Art Museum near LACMA. After learning about the 60-year-history of the tattoo renaissance from edgy to mainstream art, a group of us went to The Roof for cocktails and appetizers.
As I exited the elevator to the top floor of The Hotel Wilshire, I was immediately wowed. The views of the Wilshire corridor at dusk looks like chains of rubies and pearls.
As we sat in the intimate sunken firepit area, nibbling on Greenspan’s bite-size mushroom risotto rolls and burger sliders, I immediately understood why this is the new “it” restaurant.
The jovial Eric Greenspan came out to meet us. I instantly liked him. When I asked to take his photo, his personality shined. Right then, I knew I had to come back again to experience a full meal.
This article was published in the Beverly Press and Park LaBrea News on Oct. 11, 2012. To continue reading this review, please click here – http://parklabreanewsbeverlypress.com/news/2012/10/having-fun-up-on-the-roof/