The Parq Bar at the Montage Beverly Hills is an elegant experience, offering an ideal spot for socializing in an attractive, clubby atmosphere. An all-day menu is offered featuring Hamachi and various sushi and sashimi dishes, as well as fresh garden salads and sandwiches. The menu is appealing to area business women and men who come to the Montage Beverly Hills for lunch and dine on lobster chopped salad, with gem lettuce, sliced avocado, cut fresh corn, sliced Marcona almonds, tomatoes and a slightly tangy chipotle dressing. A baby kale salad and an octopus salad are also available.
Comfortable club chairs and lounge seating are available to enjoy a small plate and a cocktail or two. The chilled crab tower with fresh lump crab surrounded by sliced tomato and avocado and drizzled with a slightly tart lemon oil with herbs, creating a low calorie yet satisfying dish, perfect for sharing.
The crab tower and panzanella salad are among the selections for the Suite 100 menu that five leading Beverly Hills hotels have created in honor of Beverly Hills’ centennial celebration. Aptly named Suite 100, each property created suites themed after different decades from the past 100 years.
The Montage Beverly Hills’ suite was designed by Nina Petronzi, and takes guests back to the 1940s with Lalique crystal accents, elegant drapery and tufted furniture. A special touch is the “champagne button” and with just one push, a bottle is delivered to the room.
The Parq Bar offers a Tiffin box daily for lunch with soup, salad, sandwich and dessert. The portions are perfect for lunch, and the selections change daily. Sandwiches featured on the regular menu include braised short rib, jamon iberico and a Mary’s chicken sandwich.
The Parq Burger – another excellent choice for lunch – is an eight-ounce, grass fed beef burger with white cheddar cheese, tomato and delicate watercress. It comes with a cone of crispy French fries, and guests have a choice of truffle parmigiano, garlic and parsley, or jalapeño and paprika dust.
The Parq Bar also hosts an afternoon tea every Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests can enjoy artisanal teas served in one-of-a-kind, hand-painted china by porcelain artist Lissi Kaplan. The Montage’s signature tea is an organic, caffeine-free golden pomegranate tea with rooibos, rose hips, orange peel and lemon.
Executive pastry chef Julie Jangali prepares sweet and savory items such as smoked salmon with crème fraîche and basil on a zucchini muffin, and roasted beef with candied shallots and date marmalade on a cheddar cheese biscuit.
Additionally, guests can enjoy a treatment at the Spa Montage, which offers a nail salon, Kim Vo hair salon, massages, facials and wellness classes.
$$$ 225 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills. (310)499-4199. http://www.montagehotels.com/beverlyhills.
This article was featured in the August 28, 2014 issue of Beverly Press and Park LaBrea News.