We’re all looking for ways to warm our cores this upcoming holiday season, and prestigious restaurant, Avec Nous, has just the fix. Avec Nous, at 5-star Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, is where highly regarded Riviera Maya chef Carlos Zamora will be posting up through the end of the month, offering his artistically presented authentic Mexican fare for Angelenos and visitors alike.
During the limited time run at the five-star hotel property, Chef Zamora will be giving guests a taste of the cuisine that’s drawn crowds for the past couple of years to his popular fine dining restaurant La Marea, located in the heart of Playa del Carmen. A native of Mexico City, previous to helming the La Marea kitchen, Chef Zamora has cooked in restaurants across Mexico from San Miguel de Allende to San Miguel where he was chef de cuisine at Moxi, operated by world-renowned Chef Enrique Olvera.
A five course tasting menu priced at $78 is offered through November 30th with highlights including:
Scallop and coconut ceviche with scallops, coconut tigers’ milk, cucumber, radishes, cilantro, serrano pepper and avocado puree
Soft-shell crab and tamarind tacowith soft-shell crab, guajillo pepper tortilla, tamarind-morita sauce, cilantro and avocado
Fish of the Day — a corn leaf wrapped fish of the day, heirloom tomatoes, purslane, watercress, red onion, black recado and lime
Beef tenderloin with corn, huitlacoche and chipotle jus
Chocolate flan with chocolate custard, macadamia nuts, Breton cookie and vanilla bean ice cream
And finally, a specialty ancho mezcal pineapple cocktail is on the special menu for an additional $18. See full menu below.
This Fall, The AllBright, the members’ club that celebrates and champions women, opened its doors to the US sisterhood with the launch of its first stateside club. With style and elegance integrated throughout the clubs, The AllBright West Hollywood is aptly located on LA’s Melrose Place.
Following another round of funding, reaching $18.8M, as well as the success of their two London-based clubs and digital network in the UK, AllBright is set to continue accelerating its growth with the latest US launch, bringing a compelling new proposition to the local market.
The AllBright is the first female member’s club to offer both physical spaces and a complimentary digital learning platform, The AllBright Academy, in the USA. Additionally, as an extension of the physical spaces, AllBright launched the first female-only digital community, AllBright Connect. The always-on platform is a global online sisterhood of like-minded women, that offers support and guidance to all. From London to LA, this unique resource allows women to connect with one another and find inspirational content, job opportunities and courses.
Situated on Melrose Place, The AllBright West Hollywood spreads across three floors, with stand-out, elegant interiors by renowned female designer Brigette Romanek and an incredible array of artworks by female artists, sourced by AllBright’s in-house art curator Beth Greenacre.
AllBright celebrates and champions women to inspire change in one another. The clubs offer a unique environment for women and their guests (be it male or female) to connect, take inspiration from and socialize with one another in a beautiful, welcoming environment. AllBright co-founder, Debbie Wosskow OBE stated, “Since launching AllBright, we have grown rapidly into a destination brand for women from all sectors. AllBright has galvanized a strong and dynamic community of like-minded women and we are excited about growing this community further with the launch of our LA Club as we continue to grow the global footprint of our business.”
“Our launch in LA, signifies a significant landmark for our business. After only 18 months since launching in the UK, the demand from women to bring the AllBright concept stateside has been remarkable. Whilst our physical spaces are renowned as aspirational, inclusive environments for women to enjoy from morning through to late night, our complimentary digital learning and networking platform AllBright Connect truly sets us apart,” AllBright co-founder Anna Jones added.
AllBright was founded in 2017 by Debbie Wosskow OBE, Founder of LoveHomeSwap, Evening Standard Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 and member of the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board and Anna Jones, former CEO of Hearst UK (overseeing 24 global brands including Harpers’ Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and ELLE) and board member of the Creative Industries Federation.
AllBright opened its first AllBright Club in London in March 2018, swiftly followed due to membership demand by the launch of the second Mayfair Club in 2019. Both Clubs provide elegant spaces to host the AllBright community of brilliant, like-minded women, creating a unique environment to connect, create and collaborate. Beautiful, carefully designed spaces for driven, inspiring women with men welcome as guests and encouraged to join in and change the conversation.
Alongside the physical Clubs, AllBright Connect offers access to a complimentary digital learning academy and networking platform. The AllBright Academy offers tailored digital courses aimed at providing women with the tools they need to achieve their goals and build confidence along the way. The AllBright Academy champions an immersive, digital, cohort-driven curriculum with an outstanding line-up of specialist experts with dynamic and inspirational course content. It’s the ideal place for women of every age, every stage, whether a founder or not, to build and grow their careers.
The AllBright West Hollywood
Located on Melrose Place, AllBright West Hollywood spans over 12,000 square feet and three-stories offering meeting spaces, dining experiences, health and wellbeing services, event space and a gorgeous rooftop overlooking the city.
The AllBright head Chef, Sabrina Gidda curates seasonal menus, inspired British cuisine, including the quintessential British afternoon tea to suit all tastes.
In the in-house spa, celebrity facialist Georgia Louise makes her California debut with the opening of her second location, offering her transformative Lift + Sculpt method, a non-invasive bespoke facial that redefines and contours the face for an awarding winning GLO. The spa has a highly curated skincare boutique offering her cult skincare line and leading skincare brands and devices.
The AllBright salon offers manicures and pedicures as well as blowouts and full hair treatments. Salon and spa services are available to both members and the public.
Throughout the space, there are over 125 pieces of fine art with a value of over $1.5m curated by renowned art curator Beth Greenacre which exclusively features female artists, with over 40 pieces sourced from local Los Angeles artists.
To date the Club has attracted notable founding members including Olivia Wilde, Naomie Harris, Jameela Jamil, Meg Whitman, Adele Lim, Ruth Wilson, Maha Dakhil, Mary Katrantzou, and Maria Bello.
The AllBright West Hollywood hours of operation, Monday through Thursday 8am – 10pm, Friday 8am – 11pm, Saturday 9am – 11pm, closed on Sundays. Visit The AllBright atwww.theallbright.com for membership enquires and further information.
The weather’s cooling off, but the music scene is warming up!
This Thursday, November 14th, Soundwaves 360° will kick off in Los Angeles with live performances from some of music’s favorite artists. Twista (legendary hip hop artist known as one of the world’s fastest rappers), Veronica Vega (“Love & Hip Hop: Miami”), DJ G-Love (world renown music producer and artist),Crazy Town X with R1ckOne™ (Rap infused rockers Music), Jessica Zenzen, DJ Rick 1, and a Surprise Celebrity Artist are all expected to perform some of their past hits, and even some of their newer tunes. Guests can also expect many other celebrities to be in attendance.
Complete with a red carpet, guests should arrive on time, as the event starts at 8:30 pm.
Date, Time, and Other Details
TIME: Thursday, Nov 14th
Media Check-In: 6:00pm
Red Carpet:7:00pm – 8:30pm
Event Concert Starts: 8:30pm
WHERE: The Academy LA 6021 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA
Thanksgiving will be here before we know it, and when it comes to the holidays, we all know a last minute week of planning can go by in a flash. Whether you plan on doing a little cooking, or you need all the help you can get, Citizen Sprout wants you to know that they’re here to keep your holiday plans from falling apart. Available next month for pre-order, Citizen Sprout is offering an extensive menu of Family Style Starters, Sides, and Desserts, from Winter Squash Soup, to Cornbread Stuffing. There’s something for everyone, and it might be just what you need to not stress yourself this holiday season. Read on for more details.
Family Style Starters (priced $20-$60) include Winter Squash Soup with House-made Croutons and Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Candied Almonds, Parmesan Cheese, Currants and Maple Dijon Dressing.
Sides (priced $20-$65) include: Cornbread Stuffing, Caramelized Onion Gravy, Roasted Butternut Squash with Pomegranate Molasses, Pomegranate Seeds, and Sage, Cranberry Sauce and Maple Roasted Carrots with Lemon and Thyme.
Desserts include: Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake with Fresh Whipped Cream ($70), Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies and Ginger Date Molasses Cookies. (Cookies priced $2.25 each.)
When and How to Pre-order and Pickup
Preorders can be made from November 11 to November 21, via Citizen Sprout or by calling (424) 280-4123. Pickups will be available on November 27, from 10 am – 6 pm, at Citizen Sprout in Santa Monica. (Address: 1128 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401)
About Citizen Sprout
Citizen Sprout is the brainchild of former professional chef turned mom, Jennifer Jewett. What began as a passion project to fill the need of Jennifer’s fellow parents seeking easy, wholesome meals to feed their children has now turned into a full-fledged business serving Santa Monica and beyond. Five years since its inception, Jennifer now provides healthy, nutritious meals to students at more than a dozen private schools while also manning Citizen Sprout’s retail location in the heart of Santa Monica’s Wilshire Blvd. Originally the byproduct of Jennifer’s solution to reducing the amount of food waste that resulted from the meals she prepped for schools, the Santa Monica storefront now offers fresh, on-the-go meals for adults and children alike. Catering to everyone from the conscientious parent to the busy working professional and time strapped millennial, Citizen Sprout provides a range of offerings from snacks to complete meals along with a variety of beverage and kitchen goods from local purveyors including Sqirl and Larder Baking Company. Citizen Sprout is located at: 1128 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401. More information can be found at: www.citizensprout.com
Do you know what’s better than a Christmas present? An early Christmas present! Culinary madman Michael Cirino from A Razor/A Shiny Knife (behind uber creative food & drink experiences like Lunch on the L Train and Cocktails with Drones) is bringing his next big idea — the 100 Course Meal — to life for the first time ever in LA this December! Tickets just went on sale, and guests can expect to be in for quite an unbelievable treat this holiday.
Cirino has lined up some of LA’s top culinary talents to take part, including favorites like Bub & Grandma’s Bread, Coolhaus, Homestate, Konbi, Jewel, Ms. Chi, SLAB, and The h.wood group. In addition, 100 Course Meal is an expansive, seemingly never-ending table of highly choreographed delivery of 100 artfully presented dishes throughout the course of the event. Each of the 100 guests per dinner (or lunch!) will be able to sit and enjoy ten dishes at the table in rapid succession. As if that weren’t enough, exploring the space via ultra-experiential elements like drone bartenders, laser-printed food, chef demos, beverages galore and more alongside 100 dish presentations like 100 pieces of sushi, tacos, sandwiches and donuts – all for guests to photograph and consume. Imagine an over-the-top 100 person dinner party.
100 Course Meal is the brainchild of Michael Cirino who’s been bringing his highly sought-after A Razor/A Shiny Knife dining experiences to sold-out crowds around the world from New York City to Panama for more than 15 years. In collaboration with Thrillist, Cirino is excited to bring his latest concept to Los Angeles, a city with a diverse, rich food history and insatiable zest for culinary innovation.
“At Thrillist we are always trying to push the limits of traditional dining to create one of a kind food experiences that elevate the senses,“ said Ocean MacAdams, President of Thrillist. “Michael has a history of creating these innovative culinary moments that surprise and delight and we are confident that this event will create an atmosphere, unlike anything our audience has had before.”
The trademarks of the 100 Course Meal will be an expansive, seemingly unending table and the highly choreographed delivery of 100 artfully presented dishes. Each of the 100 guests per session will be able to enjoy ten dishes at the table in rapid succession along with tableside preparations ranging from Lawry’s spinning Caesar salad to traditional dim sum. Bringing together notable LA farmers, chefs, bartenders and coffee roasters the event aims to foster a sense of community and collaboration and serve as a reflection of the city through an examination of its food culture.
In addition to the seated experience, guests will be given the opportunity to further interact within the 7,000-square-foot space via multiple activations including the culinary lab, showcasing the future of food and beverage. The lab will be complete with cutting-edge demos highlighting everything from a drone bartender stirring cocktails to a food laser and popcorn ice cream made with liquid nitrogen. Additional components include multiple demos led by the event’s culinary contributors including tortilla making and knife skills.
For more information on the 100 Course Meal and forthcoming ticket sales, please visit this link. Tickets are priced at $100 and include ten seated courses and access to unlimited beer, wine, and cocktails and all the food and fun happening inside the venue.
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About 100 Course Meal
100 Course Meal is a multi-sensory celebration portraying diverse cities through a unique lens that exposes their culinary identity through the framework of their storied history and current innovations. Characterized by its interactive format, the event allows guests to taste, experience and explore. 100 Course Meal is presented by Michael Cirino of A Razor/A Shiny Knife whose creative studio and hospitality group focuses on creating larger than life immersive experiences that are brought to life through trans-media storytelling. Over the last 15 years, Cirino’s seminal experiences have included a multi-course, haute-cuisine lunch served on the NYC subway, a birthday party for the 125th anniversary of pizza with a pizza delivered from every pizzeria in New York City and a life-sized Monopoly game gala dinner for the Panamanian elite Calicanto Foundation. Cirino and his team have also collaborated with Fortune 500 brands including Chanel, Google, Sothebys and Pepsi. With work in nearly every major city in the US and extensive international locations including Panama City and Milan, Cirino and his team bring their brand of experience to a global population.