Peninsula Beverly Hills Chef’s Garden Grows

In 2016 when I dined at Belvedere inside the Peninsula Beverly Hills, I met the creative Executive Chef David Codney, while enjoying many of his signature dishes. In my Beverly Press review, I described the evening as an approachable fine dining experience, offering a distinctive flavor profile that lures guests to return for more. Now…

“Drive-Thru” TV Awards Gifting Season

It’s award season with the 72nd Emmy Awards this Sunday, Sept. 20 starting at 5 p.m. PT. Usually product placement producers host elaborate gifting suites inside hotels to connect celebrities with brand awareness. Due to the pandemic, it’s different this year. Producer Debbie Durkin, Los Angeles’ leading sustainable TV/Film Product Placement Producer got creative this…

Mírame: a Mexican culinary ‘staycation’

Sitting on the front patio of Mírame, at one of the socially distanced tables near an exterior fireplace, I felt as if I were sitting at a beautiful restaurant in one of the luxury resorts in Punta Mita, Mexico. Since many of us aren’t flying to Mexico for a summer vacation due to the coronavirus,…

Wolfgang Puck’s SPAGO Beverly Hills Opens

When award winning celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck opened Spago Beverly Hills, it not only became a local favorite fine dining restaurant, but also for visitors and tourists. When the restaurant closed due to city and state Covid-19 mandates in mid-March, Puck and his team creatively started a takeout and delivery service. Since the health of the…

25 Hanukkah, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Venues

Christmas at the Gallery on ICE – On Friday, Dec. 20, enter an ‘Ugly Sweater’ contest to have even more fun during your holiday shopping in Santa Monica near the corner of Fifth and Arizona avenues. A winter wonderland known as ICE at Santa Monica is open, offering visitors an 8,000-square-foot ice-skating rink throughuntil Jan. 20,…

Culina’s ‘Friends & Family’ Mondays offers Heart & Soulful Specials

Monday nights at CULINA just got better at the Four Seasons Resort Los Angeles in Beverly Hills. Executive Chef Luca Moriconi created a new “Friends & Family Mondays” menu. This talented chef has a big heart and it shows in the dishes he prepares. The Monday menu features 8 different ANTIPASTI dishes for $12. There is…

Ocean Prime celebrates it’s success in Beverly Hills

Celebrating 5 years of elevated dishes, festive cocktails and genuine hospitality, Ocean Prime located in the heart of Beverly Hills has served 331,400+ guests, 15,000 slices of the fan-favorite Carrot Cake, 35,700+ plates of Sea Bass and 25,600+ of their most popular Berries & Bubbles cocktails since their debut in 2014 at this location. Photos courtesy of Ocean Prime In true…

The Ultimate Veuve Clicquot LA Polo Classic

The 10th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Los Angeles returns to Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 5, 2019. Guests staying at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel can enjoy an ultra-luxe package to make the weekend even more memorable. The exclusive La Grande Dame package includes a two night stay in a luxurious suite, and…

My Little Dumpling

Taking over the former Italian Gusto space on Third Street, My Little Dumpling is a newer upscale dim sum dining experience in the Beverly Grove neighborhood. The menu features classic American fare with a global Asian twist. Robert Mandler, the owner along with his son Anthony, is a successful Los Angeles restauranteur, since he founded…