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The Original Nancy Reagan “Chopped” Salad is back at the Hotel Bel-Air! Introduced in the 80s as the “Spa Salad”, it became Mrs. Reagan’s favorite lunch item, and was named after her circa 2000. The former first lady still comes once a month.
But the classic dish disappeared from the menu when the renovated hotel reopened in November 2011. It has been revisited by Wolfgang Puck’s team, and tastes better than ever. Composed of finely chopped romaine, baby gem lettuce, diced tomato, grilled Jidori chicken, diced turkey bacon, avocado and Point Reyes blue cheese tossed in homemade lemon vinaigrette dressing, it is a full meal by itself. It’s not just for ladies who lunch; even businessmen order it!
More lunch menu news: the return of Thai style chicken salad and the Japanese BBQ salmon salad, and the arrival of signature pizza and sandwiches.
There are many and various ways to indulge yourself with caviar at Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant in West Hollywood, CA:
– caviar from six species of farm-raised sturgeon are offered from different origins like the U.S., Bulgaria, Israel, and even China. Caviar from Russia and Iran is now history. It starts at $59 for 30g of classic transmontanus to $1,185 for 125g of top-of-the-line kaluga;
– caviar powder, made from 100% transmontanus. Itwill definitively add a chic taste to your scrambled eggs;
– caviar Papierusse ® which are caviar sheets also made from 100%transmontanus;
– caviar classes, starting at $35 to $125(excluding tax and gratuity), where you will learn the difference between transmontanus, ossetra, shassetra, kaluga…;
– dining at the restaurant where I will be heading next week. More to come!
Café del Rey in Marina del Rey, CA, may be a classic (it has been here since July 1991), but some desserts served there certainly are not. Have you tried pastry chef Charles Yoder’s bacon ice cream?
This sweet item caught my attention and my taste buds. That’s why I wanted to feature it in the photo with executive chef Daniel Roberts. It is actually quite good. Could the red sugar twist, coming from the bread pudding plate that I am holding in my right hand, be the tail of the pig?
See photos of the dishes served at the restaurant at Café del Rey photo gallery.
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At Zsa Zsa Gabor and Prince Frederic von Anhalt’s 26th wedding anniversary party held at their Bel-Air estate last week, Veuve Clicquot Champagne was flowing (watch me sabraging a bottle), as well as Stella Artois beer to pair with potato latkes topped with crème fraîche and caviar, Hungarian goulash, spätzle, sausages, German wieners (I had mine with mustard), and the famous roast beef sandwiches with horseradish sauce from Lawry’s The Prime Rib.
I was sad when I heard the news that astronaut Neil Armstrong passed away this morning. A man who marked humanity with “the” step, in many ways and forever. I never met the first man who walked on the moon, but I did meet the second one Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin (at the opening of the hotel Montage Beverly Hills).
I was very impressed and very intimidated as only 12 men in the universe have set foot on the only natural satellite of the earth, the second brightest object in the sky after the sun, 384,403 kilometers (238,857 miles) away from our planet.
May I express my sincere condolences to Armstrong’s family, who can very proud of him.
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