Beverly Hills’ Avec Nous Has a Secret… Menu!

Beverly Hills’ Avec Nous Has a Secret… Menu!

Ah, Fall. We can expect the usual as the season sets in: cooler temperatures, changing foliage, and shorter days — but who knew it would also have a delicious secret?!

Back by popular demand, Avec Nous’ classic French favorites are now available for lunch and dinner… If you know what to ask for! With favorites like French onion soup, escargot and pissaladiere, guests of the modern French American bistro can indulge in the secret French menu upon request only. In addition, Avec Nous has an all new selection of seasonal tastes that are worth pairing with the secret menu items.

CAVIAR & CHAMPAGNE – Guests looking for the ultimate indulgence can take advantage of Avec Nous’ new caviar and champagne offering. The $120 pairing includes 15 g Regiis Ova Osetra Caviar served with 375ml bottle Ruinart Blanc de Blanc.

NEW FALL MENU ITEMS – Additionally, Chef Nicholas Loncar just added a handful of new seasonal menu items that incorporate all of the best fall ingredients.

Highlights include: crispy pork jowl with green apple, sage and tuscan white bean, lamb shank with creamy polenta puree, kohlrabi, baby carrot and demiglace, ora king salmon with Vadouvan, black lentilles, red endive and lapin deux facons with confit leg, seared loin, chantarelles, morels, huckleberry demiglace and calvados carrot puree.

About Avec Nous

https://avecnous.com
9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
Open daily for breakfast lunch & dinner 6:30am – 11pm.
Reservations can be made online here or by calling 310-860-8660.

An LA Fall: Three Perfect Tequila Recipes Crafted by JAJA Spirits

An LA Fall: Three Perfect Tequila Recipes Crafted by JAJA Spirits

While summer has departed, we’re all pretty much preparing to bundle up a bit and reminisce about warmer weather and longer days. Luckily, JAJA Tequila — the most vibrant, small batch tequila (crafted by creatives, for creatives), is here to warm our cores. JAJA makes the perfect spritzer, Paloma, or margarita for any fall or winter party; and pretty much other drink you can think of for every occasion.

This agave elixir breaks the mold with its beautiful packaging and meticulous distillation process in the brand’s birthplace of Jalisco, delivering a smooth and elevated taste. JAJA is sweet and herbal — inspired by the lightness of free-spirited days and intimate nights, while perfect for bringing color to any seasonal outing! The brand comes in two selections — JAJA Blanco ($34.99) and JAJA Reposado ($39.99) — and can be shipped right to your doorstep. In addition, JAJA is available in over 2,000 retailers across the country!

Now, if you’re looking for the perfect spooky season sip, or even something a little festive, look no further. We’re including 3 recipes to suit your mood and occasion:

Blood Orange Spritzer:
1.5 oz. JAJA Reposado
2 oz. Blood Orange puree
½ oz. fresh lime juice
Fill to the top with seltzer water

Garnish: Orange slices (round) and/or a lime wedge

Glass: Highball

Instructions: Mix blood orange puree, JAJA Reposado, and lime juice; pour over ice in a highball glass and fill with seltzer water to taste. Slide an orange round into the drink, or top with a small lime wedge!

Pomarita:
1.5oz JAJA Blanco
¾ oz pink peppercorn grenadine
¾ oz lime juice
Thin slice of habanero
Dash of bitters
Top soda water

Blackberry Sage Tequila Smash:
2 oz. JAJA Reposado
1 oz. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
3 large blackberries
8 Sage leaves
2 cane sugar cubes

Brunch Never Stops in SoCal’s LA Neighborhoods

Brunch Never Stops in SoCal’s LA Neighborhoods

There is absolutely no shortage of brunch spots in Los Angeles, and why would there be? We’re offered the best setting in the country to be able to enjoy this special weekend meal year-round. In the iconic beach neighborhood that is Venice, CA, we have the eclectic Abbott Kinney district, home to various restaurants, shops, bars and the like all encompassing L.A.’s unique experience. The pleasantly nestled Neighbor LA made sure to hold its own in the brunch offerings of L.A. by introducing a new menu that is sure to please foodies and weekend lush aficionados like myself well into the rest of the summer.

      Neighbor is a cozy garden bistro and cocktail bar nestled on one of LA’s busiest streets, Abbot Kinney Blvd. Fashioned from an old house on Venice Beach’s main drag, Neighbor is a fresh and charming social space, featuring a best in class coffee bar, cocktail program and a market fresh menu by Chef Joshua Luce.

Stepping into the warm and welcoming front lounge from the small brick stoop, guests are invited to choose their own adventure: settle in with a coffee, pull up one of the 20 seats at the marble cocktail bar, lean back in the garden lounge, or sit for a romantic dinner in the open air, backyard bistro. Neighbor’s pastel walls and eclectic furnishings invite guests to enjoy good company in a cozy and cheerful atmosphere.
 
     The new menu includes items like “Uncle J’s Fried Chicken” with cornbread, honey, & jalapeno or the California Avocado with seeded toast, pistachio, lime, radish, & chive blossom. Drink items include the Strawberry Rosemary Margarita made with tequila, lime, & agave, and The Baja made with tequila, stone fruit, basil, lime, & chili.
  
   
Make sure to check out these and all of the other brunch items at Neighbor LA at 1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA, now serving Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, and Happy Hour.

Rémy Martin Announces Limited-Edition XO Designed by French Metalsmith Steaven Richard

Rémy Martin Announces Limited-Edition XO Designed by French Metalsmith Steaven Richard

     

The House of Rémy Martin has introduced its new, limited-edition Rémy Martin XO created in collaboration with artist Steaven Richard, a globally celebrated French metal smith who has worked with major figures in contemporary art and architecture, such as Jacques Garcia, Pierre Yovanovitch, Karl Lagerfeld and Jean Nouvel.

     

The partnership highlights two living heritage companies rooted in historical craftmanship, refined luxury and celebrated expertise. Both the House of Rémy Martin and Atelier Steaven Richard bear the label Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV), a mark of recognition by the French State, a reward for artisanal know-how and manufacturing excellence.

Rémy Martin’s desire was to combine the world of cognac with the world of an extraordinary artist. During the collaboration process, Steaven Richard immersed himself in the story behind Rémy Martin and found inspiration from the vineyards in Cognac to create the refined design. The limited-edition XO label is made of an invented way to emboss brass with a unique golden texture featuring the Rémy Martin XO motif. The textured pattern is inspired by the diversity of the different eaux-de-vie necessary to create the XO blend.

I took inspiration from Rémy Martin’s centuries-old connection with the soil – its love for nature – and something happened. Something approaching a revelation: from the verticality of the vines that climb to the sky, this piece reaches out towards the stars,” explains Richard.

Designing the label was a starting point which led to an extension of the collaboration. Steaven Richard also created a metal sculpture, the Masterpiece, for the iconic Cognac house. The art piece is a unique architectural sculpture, which gently reveals Rémy Martin’s emblematic centaur in the “anamorphosis” optical illusion technique, glimpsed through metal pillars that represent the vertical vines of Cognac, France.

     

To celebrate the launch, Rémy Martin and Richard hosted an exclusive event in the Eric Buterbaugh Gallery in West Hollywood. The interactive event created the sensory experience of being inside Steaven Richard’s atelier. Notable attendees included Artist Russel Young, Actor Sarunas Jackson of Insecure, Jeweler Zenobia Morrow, Actor EP Evans of Ballers, Actor/Comedian Cherelle Patrice, former WNBA All Star, Cappie Pondexter, amongst others.

   

The limited-edition Rémy Martin XO is available in limited quantities through independent retailers in select markets and online at Reserve Bar for $200.

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Katana’s Red Sun BBQ Blazes Sunset Blvd.

Katana’s Red Sun BBQ Blazes Sunset Blvd.

Summer is in full swing and Sunset Blvd staple, KATANA, has an offering that feeds the palette of Angelenos looking for a unique dining experience this season. KATANA’s Red Sun is an annual event inspired by the Ginza tradition in Japan. It takes place every Sunday from 6:00pm – 11:30pm now until Labor Day Weekend, September 1, 2019.

SoCal Mag was able to get a preview of the limited edition menu along with the excellent Summer cocktails crafted by KATANA’s mixologists.

Enjoy items like the Popcorn Shrimp Tacos topped with a miso glaze, purple cabbage, and served in organic blue tortillas; The delicious Seafood Ceviche is made with shrimp, crab, yuzu, avocado, tomato, cilantro, and ghost pepper salt; The Hammer Roll is made with rock shrimp tempura, avocado, soy paper, spicy tuna, soy marinated jalapeno, masago, and eel sauce; My personal favorite was the Wagyu Short Ribs, served sizzling; and we can’t forget about the Smoked Robata Shrimp made with chimichurri ponzu and the Kurobuta Asian BBQ Ribs.

     

The star cocktails from the bar include the Tropic Like It’s Hot, a sweet blend of rum, Giffards apricot liquor, pineapple juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and Angostura bitters. The Dragon Kiss is made with Azunia Resposado tequila, asian plum syrup, lime juice, rhubarb bitters, and aromatic tonic. Lastly, the Summer Snow is a tread made with vodka, matcha syrup, coconut milk, passion fruit, and lime juice.

Make sure to make reservations at www.katanala.com to enjoy the special table-side Robata Yaki Menu, Live DJs, and outdoor patio seating.

The Factory Kitchen Announces Summer Wine Monday Special

The Factory Kitchen Announces Summer Wine Monday Special

The Factory Kitchen is launching their new summer wine Monday special running Monday, September 30th, 2019. Guests can enjoy 50% off any bottle of wine from their extensive wine list. The weekly special is available every Monday during both the lunch and dinner business hours. Beverage Director and Sommelier Francine Diamond-Ferdinandi has created a wine list which reflects the essence of their distinctive regions. Though Italian wines are prevalent at The Factory Kitchen, additional wines from neighboring Western European countries and beyond are served.

The Factory Kitchen is the product of a long-standing friendship between Ferdinandi and Chef Angelo Auriana. Ferdinandi and Auriana share the vision of imparting their Italian roots and memories through food and hospitality. The original trattoria, serving traditional Italian recipes, opened its doors on Oct. 24, 2013, in The Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles. The Factory Kitchen takes its name from the street it’s located on and the former factory building complex that hosts it, but the restaurant is purely Italian.

The food at The Factory Kitchen takes center stage, with a lively pasta-making station where pastas including Casonzei, pork sausage and veal ravioli with pork belly, sage brown butter and Reggiano Parmigiano cheese and Modenesi, 18-month aged Prosciutto di Parma tortellini. Filling the length of the back of the restaurant, the pasta station is also where The Factory Kitchen’s signature Mandilli di Seta is made—thin sheets of handkerchief egg pasta with Ligurian almond basil pesto, a favorite at the restaurant’s flagship location in Downtown Los Angeles.

The Factory Kitchen Los Angeles is located at 1300 Factory Place #101 in Los Angeles, CA 90013.

The restaurant serves lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Dinner services on Monday through Thursday from 5:30 pm to 10 pm, Friday from 5:30 pm to 11 pm, Saturday from 5 pm to 11 pm and Sunday from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Connect with The Factory Kitchen online and on Social Media below:

Website: www.thefactorykitchen.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefactorykitchenrestaurants/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/thefactorykitchen

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