Tag Archive: Comme Ca

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…

5 Fancypants Happy Hours: Comme Ca to Spago on the Cheap

AOC's happy hour cocktail by Caroline on Crack

There comes a moment in a drinker’s life when happy hour loses its appeal, when you’d rather pay full price for a well-made cocktail than $5 for a joyless one. That’s where I am. But recently it seems lots of high-end joints are coming to the dark discounted side, offering their fancy, quality drinks and…

Comme Ca’s New Spring Cocktails: Springtime in Provence

Comme Ca's spring cocktails by Caroline on Crack

Yes, the onslaught of spring continues. But it’s the best kind with more spring cocktails debuting. This time from Comme Ca on Melrose Avenue. The new spring cocktail menu, a collaboration of the bartenders (Jeff Knudsen, Tim Loden, Johnny Wactor and Brent Henry), showcases a Provencal theme with light, refreshing concoctions and seasonal ingredients like…

Valentine Cocktails: What & Where To Drink in LA, Single or Not

Valentine cocktail: elit by Stoli martini for two by Caroline on Crack

If you’re like me, Valentine’s Day usually drives you to drink. Singles are basically made to feel like pariahs thanks to its inescapable PDA-filled commercialism and couples are stressed out over the prospect of overpriced dinners and boxes of chocolates. Well, I say, KISS. Keep it simple, stupid (I don’t really think you’re stupid), and…

LA Weekend Events October 18 to October 22: Cheap Comme Ca Cocktails, Fanciest Chess Match

Hollis Bulleit sporting her fab headdress by Caroline on Crack

Is it still summer or is it now fall? With this crazy weather, who can tell? In any case, this weekend is going to be jampacked with lots of yum times for indoors and outdoors. Too bad I’ll be out of town for Portland Cocktail Week! Well, have fun holding down the fort with these…

Brunch Cocktails That Will Awaken the Dead

The Eveleigh's Corpse Reviver #2 brunch cocktail by Caroline on Crack

To prepare you for the weekend, I present five brunch cocktails from some of my favorite L.A. spots for brunching. Put them on your radar should you ever find yourself rolling out of bed Saturday/Sunday morning with a sweet hangover. There’s even a cocktail recipe so you can self-medicate at home if need be. The…

Mixologists Sam Ross, Julian Cox and Joel Black Take Over Comme Ca’s Bar

Joel Black by Caroline on Crack

They say you can never go home again but L.A. cocktail geeks will sure be happy to see some renown mixologists return to Comme Ca in West Hollywood, even if for one night only. Sam Ross (who installed Comme Ca’s cocktail program in 2007) of Milk & Honey in New York and the bartenders whom…

Leap Year in LA: 24 Hours of Disneyland, Tiki Ti's Cocktail for Two, Booze-Paired Dinners

There’s something about the infrequency of February 29 that makes you want to celebrate, no? And apparently, I’m not the only one as everyone from Disneyland to Tiki Ti is throwing up their specials just for the occasion. Comme Ca and The Bruery’s Leap Day Beer Class and Tasting Menu The combination of Comme Ca…

Free Appetizers & Champagne Toast at Comme Ca Party

This Wednesday Comme Ca in West Hollywood will be passing out free appetizers as well as offering free champagne for their toast to celebrate their third anniversary and the launch of their new location which opens in new hotel, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The free passed apps are available to guests from 5:30 to 7:30…

This Weekend: Bacon/Wine Tasting, Scavenger Hunt, Repeal Day Parties

Bummed that I’m going to be out of town this weekend because check out all the cool things going on around town. The asterisked events are the ones I?m gonna talk about on Carson Daly?s ?AMP Mornings? radio show today. Thursday, December 2 *Tiny Bandit Pop-Up Sample Sale at Malo This pop-up sample sale is…