Tag Archive: Beverly Hills

Rooftop Food Club Craft Beer Summer Series at Caulfield’s

Rooftop Food Club

Nothing like enjoying craft beer atop a roof on a warm summer night, right? Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room feels ya so every Friday at 7pm for the next eight weeks it will feature a different local craft brewery on its roof, which has one of the best views of Beverly Hills. This Rooftop Food…

Should Chefs Get Involved in Cocktail Programs?

Spago cocktail by Caroline on Crack

I constantly ask myself this question but it came up again last night while I was checking out the cocktails at iconic L.A. restaurant Spago. Executive Corporate Chef/Managing Partner Lee Hefter is the man behind the cocktail menus at all of Wolfgang Puck’s restaurants. So when the Beverly Hills restaurant reopened last year after its…

dineLA Restaurant Week on How To Throw a Classy Party

dineLA dinner at Bouchon Beverly Hills by Caroline on Crack

This week, dineLA threw a party in Beverly Hills introducing the upcoming 2013 dineLA restaurant week (July 15-July 26) to some media folks. And, damn, they sure know how to impress those who’ve already seen it all. At first I figured we’d sample some eats at the featured restaurants — Scarpetta, Bouchon Beverly Hills and…

Spago Beverly Hills’ New Cocktail Program: Out With the Old Flavored Vodkas

Spago's Adios Nonino cocktail by Caroline on Crack

“Meh, they’re weak like restaurant cocktails,” I shrugged. “Well, come on now. Let’s be fair, they ARE restaurant cocktails,” replied Spago Beverly Hills Wine Director/Master Sommelier Chris Miller. Apparently my drinking companion, Aaron of Savory Hunter, and I had inadvertently ordered the “girl drinks” of the redone Spago’s brand-new cocktail menu. But with both restaurant-friendly…

What Changes to Expect in the New Spago: New Menu, Cocktail Program, Wine Cellar

Spago 1.0 by Caroline on Crack

OK, normally I only write about interviews where I can actually reveal my sources. I ain’t Eater. But when someone I was talking to, a reliable source familiar with the whole situation at Spago and close to the Wolfgang Puck restaurants, gave me details of the new changes at the premier Beverly Hills dining destination,…

£10 Macallan Bar at the Montage: What and How To Drink for Your First Visit

Macallan 10 Pound Jimmy Mac cocktail by Caroline on Crack

Don’t be intimidated by £10 (10 Pound Macallan Bar), the Beverly Hills Macallan-dedicated bar located in the Montage upstairs from Scarpetta restaurant. Sure, it has fanciness the average drinker can’t fathom like Lalique touches throughout the bar and glassware, the world’s most expensive whiskey ($64,000 for 2 ounces of a Macallan 64 Years Old) tucked in the…

Dive Barfly Reports on Macallan Tasting at Exclusive 10 Pound Bar in Beverly Hills

Ever since 10 Pound (£10), the Macallan exclusive bar, opened up at the Montage Beverly Hills earlier this year, I’ve been dying to get my grubby, unmanicured hands on its Scotch glasses. But since I’m on a broke girl budget, I could only fantasize about hitting up this reservations-only bar with its $50 minimum.

So when an invite to a special Macallan event came my way I impetuously said, “Yes! Yes! Oh yes!” Unfortunately I had completely forgotten that I was going out of town that same night. Argh! Not wanting this coveted invitation to go to waste I asked my friend, David (@kleemo) if he minded drinking fine Scotch in a private Beverly Hills bar for me. Unsurprisingly he acquiesced. Turns out he had a date scheduled that night but the two didn’t mind the fancy detour.

Highlights of New Bouchon Bakery Beverly Hills

Bouchon Bakery by Caroline on Crack

The much anticipated Bouchon Bakery Beverly Hills opens to the public tomorrow, August 17, but I (along with other media types) was granted a (hosted) sneak peek to this French pastry paradise today. Situated at the lower level of the grand entrance to Thomas Keller’s Bouchon restaurant (talk about impulse buys) in Beverly Hills, the…

What's Old Is New Again: L'Ermitage Beverly Hills' New Cocktail Menu

As I am a boozer on a budget, I tend to avoid hotel bars because they normally charge $15 and up for their cocktails. But I wasn’t about to turn down an invite to check out the new cocktail menu at schmancy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills.  It was hosted anyway, heh. Before I go on, yes,…

Food & Wine's Taste of Beverly Hills on Sale Today

Goodness, there are so many awesome food festivals it can be difficult to pick which ones to go to but when one boasts pop-up king Chef Ludo Lefebrvre, Animal guys Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo and Top Chef Michael Voltaggio that’s definitely on the must-do list. I mean, come on! The inaugural Taste of Beverly…