Someone must have been very good this year, because Cavatina, located at the iconic Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood, is ready to spread the holiday cheer with a rather decadent seasonal tasting menu this Christmas holiday. Hours before Santa checks his naughty / nice list, Cavatina is featuring Yuletide-inspired dishes to feast on such as an heirloom cauliflower and parsnip soup to start, followed by a chicory and pear salad. For the main course, choose between a roasted ocean trout, a delicious braised beef short rib with sweet and sour cippolini onion, brussels sprouts, herbed polenta, and veal jus, or a wild mushroom risotto. Dessert calls for an utterly scrumptious carmalized apple brown butter cake that you won’t want to miss out on!
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.
(credit: Black Board Eats)