From its inception in 1963, when the hotel opened to give entertainers and guests of the nearby Playboy Club somewhere to stay, the Sunset Marquis has been the favorite destination for rockers, writers, and actors visiting LA (hence the underground recording studio). Stay in one of their Mediterranean-style villas which were recently given an overhaul as part of the hotel’s $25 million facelift. It’s the perfect place to crash after a wild night at Bar 1200 next door.
This West Hollywood stunner is tucked away off the Sunset Strip at the legendary Sunset Marquis Hotel. In a garden-like oasis complete with lush greenery and a waterfall, the outdoor patio adorned with string lights makes an idyllic setting for a date. Executive chef Chris Turano has crafted a new seasonal menu that highlights California’s finest produce; along with James Beard Award–winning chef Michael Schlow, Turano creates dishes that look and taste divine. With their special four-course Christmas and New Year’s Eve menus, Cavatina is a great place to celebrate the holidays, so treat your friends.
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Nestled inside the Sunset Marquis Hotel, Cavatina Restaurant is a beautifully situated eatery, tucked in amongst the greenery with a pretty patio that’s perfectly suited for a romantic tryst far from prying eyes. It certainly helps that the James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schlow is at the helm, offering up sensual crudos like his Hamachi (yellowtail) with aji amarillo, pickled mushroom and black rice; delicious appetizers including Avocado Toast with burgundy truffle and pistachio; and main courses ranging from Mediterranean Sea Bass to perfectly prepared Beef Tenderloin. Be sure to look away from your lover’s eyes now and then, too, as the Sunset Marquis Hotel is famous as a favorite haunt of world-renowned rock stars. You never know who might be sitting next to you here!
The enchanting Sunset Marquis restaurant, Cavatina, will be serving a four-course meal filled with delectable offerings like Roasted Kobosha Squash Soup to traditional favorites like Mary’s Organic Turkey. Guests can feast on all their fall favorites as well as holiday baked delights for dessert. Menus are prepared by James Beard award-winning Michael Schlow and newly appointed executive chef Chris Turano. $65 per person, $25 for children 11 and under, and toddlers free of charge.
Sunset Marquis has been selected for the 2016 Best of West Hollywood Award in the Hotels category by the West Hollywood Award Program.
Each year, the West Hollywood Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the West Hollywood area a great place to live, work and play.
The first review I wrote in 2016 was about my memorable dinner at Cavatina at the Sunset Marquis Hotel. The hotel sits in a 3.5-acre oasis of gardens and is a home-away-from-home to rock legends, filmmakers, writers, actors and discerning guests from around the world.
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If you want to put a little rock n’ roll into your day of gratitude then head to the legendary Sunset Marquis hotel and dine at James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schlow’s Los Angeles hot spot Cavatina. The Thanksgiving menu is a four course meal featuring items like Roasted Kobosha Squash Soup, Roasted Trout to Mary’s Organic Turkey. A variety of shared sides will accompany the meal and an assortment of Holiday bakery confections will end the meal on a sweet note.
Cavatina at the legendary Sunset Marquis Hotel is offering a four-course meal for Thanksgiving, with menus prepared by James Beard award-winning Michael Schlow and newly-appointed chef Chris Turano. The tasty meal will include a roasted kabocha squash soup, as well as a choice between organic turkey, prime beef rib eye, or roasted ocean trout. Dessert features an assortment of holiday bakery confections, including pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple tart, fudge cookies, and jam cookies. Dinner costs $65 per person, and $25 for children 11 and under.
Located inside the legendary Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood, Cavatina is home to James Beard award-winning Chef Michael Schlow’s first West Coast endeavor. The cuisine showcases local California product throughout dishes of simple yet bold tastes with creative presentations and seasonal ingredients prepared by Executive Chef Chris Turano. The restaurant embodies Sunset Marquis’ casual, relaxed vibe and atmosphere, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. One of their new popular seafood menu items is the shrimp carpaccio prepared with the lardo melted to perfection on crostini. Raw spot prawns are flash marinated with yuzu juice, togarashi and olive oil and then placed atop the crostini and garnished with toasted pine nuts, basil, sea salt and olive oil.
Fresh-from-the-oven cookies spotted with sweet squares of chocolate get a dusting of sea salt. The finishing touch helps amplify the chocolate’s deeper flavors while taking the edge off the sugar rush. To help wash down the treats, they arrive with a petite pitcher of cold milk.
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