Meet Ash, one of our resident foodies:
Meet Britt, one of our resident foodies:
From a small farm town in So Cal to the big city of Los Angeles, Britt is living the life (on a budget but it's fabulous). You can catch her shopping her life away at Buffalo Exchange or Instagramming the latest trendy cafe in town. Not to mention a sucker for a killer Chai Tea Latte!
Meet Bianca, one of our resident foodies:
Bianca is a Southern California sista living her dream in Los Angeles. Keeping up with trends is what she lives for and she chases everything fun, fab and happening! You’ll probably spot her checking out a new restaurant, at a concert, or chatting with an upcoming designer. She loves Coca-Cola in a can...not in a bottle.
Meet Julie, our Vineal Vixen:
Julie Gauvin, accredited Junior Wine Expert and current serving Spokeswoman and Retail Director of Vine Winery, will be here to lend her expertise regarding all things wine. But most importantly, she’ll keep it interesting, light and fun for your drinking pleasure. Stay tuned as she helps you figure out what you like, where to find it, and what to pair it with. This newfound knowledge will give you that extra edge at the dinner table with friends, family or even on that hot date you have tonight. Check back every Wednesday to see what's new!
Meet Kasey, our LA Food Blogger:
This East Coast girl has recently traded in her New England Clam Chowda for California Rolls! Kasey has been whipping up delectable dishes in her kitchen since she was 10 years old. Combining ingredients and trying new concoctions became her favorite hobby. Kasey is a fabulous food blogger representing Kasey's Kitchen, her self-proclaimed food blog! Kasey attends a ton of fun food events around town and she is sharing her fun, healthy recipes with us every week!
When I think of The Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood my mind instantly thinks of LiLo & Paris out on the town along with the other young Hollywood Elite. Being a recent transplant to the West Coast it was merely the images splashed on TMZ of this historic hotel that gave me this reference however last week I was given the opportunity to go check the place out for myself and I was blown away.
The Roosevelt is truly a historic landmark. When you walk in, the dim lighting and Gothic architecture bring you right back to the time of Grace Kelly and Clark Gable. I met my host at Public Kitchen & Bar for what we planned on being Happy Hour but was pleasantly surprised when we received a medley of favorites from the kitchen of Executive Chef Tim Goodell.
We started off with a parade of appetizers that included Fresh Parker Rolls, a Burrata cheese plate, a plate of Charred Octopus that was out of this world and an amazing Apple Fennel Salad (Click here for the recipe).
Since we had an array of appetizers to choose from, our eyes enlarged when it was time to dive into our entrees. Thankfully our fantastic server gave us a coffee digestif cocktail to help us enjoy our dinner without feeling stuffed! A great trick that I’ll have to keep in mind!
Our entrees were works of art. We decided we were going to share the Sea Scallops. Being from New England, I'm a sucker for a scallop [Pronounced Sc-ALLLLL-OP not Sc-aaaaa-lop]. This dish was delightful with jumbo sized scallops, which is super hard to find out here, garnished with cherrystone clams, chorizo and saffron. Obviously this dish won my Portuguese heart! Just when we thought that was enough, the chef sent out a few more of his favorites including the Spiced Duck Breast, the Mussels & Clams, and the Sea Bass. Now as some of you know, not the biggest fish fan but this Sea Bass was done right!! Crisp skin, light flesh and a to die for sweet potato bearnaise! (Click here for the recipe).
Thank goodness for that digestif cocktail we were given because we were STILL not done. Now it was on to dessert. Seasonal favorites Apple Pie and Pumpkin Cheesecake were on the menu and they were surprisingly light so it was the perfect closing act to this culinary performance!
Want to try some of this wonderful food for yourself? Public Kitchen is inviting all of our readers to experience taste of their new menu on Monday December 10th from 5:30-8:30pm.
This is their first annual event, and they are encouraging guests to bring an unwrapped toy to be donated to the LAPD Pal Program.
Canapés being served from Public’s kitchen:
- Artisan Cheese Display, Fruit Compote, Dry Nuts Bread
- Charcuterie Platter, Cornichons, Whole Grains Mustard, Grilled Ciabatta Bread
- Oyster Display with Fresh Horseradish, Cocktail Sauce, Mignonette
- Kale Salad Served in Jar
- Mini Cheese Burger, 4 years aged Cheddar, Spicy Mayo
- Burrata, Bagnet Vert, Roasted Tomato
- Assorted Cookies, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pecan Pie and Pumpkin Pie
There will also be a free flow of VeeV Acai Spirit and Mumm Napa Champagne!
So if you're free, come on by for some free food for a good cause!
The Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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