Meet Britt, one of our resident foodies:
From a small farm town in So Cal to the big city of Los Angeles, Britt is living the life (on a budget but it's fabulous). You can catch her shopping her life away at Buffalo Exchange or Instagramming the latest trendy cafe in town. Not to mention a sucker for a killer Chai Tea Latte!
Meet Julie, our Vineal Vixen:
Julie Gauvin, accredited Junior Wine Expert and current serving Spokeswoman and Retail Director of Vine Winery, will be here to lend her expertise regarding all things wine. But most importantly, she’ll keep it interesting, light and fun for your drinking pleasure. Stay tuned as she helps you figure out what you like, where to find it, and what to pair it with. This newfound knowledge will give you that extra edge at the dinner table with friends, family or even on that hot date you have tonight. Check back every Wednesday to see what's new!
Meet Kasey, our LA Food Blogger:
This East Coast girl has recently traded in her New England Clam Chowda for California Rolls! Kasey has been whipping up delectable dishes in her kitchen since she was 10 years old. Combining ingredients and trying new concoctions became her favorite hobby. Kasey is a fabulous food blogger representing Kasey's Kitchen, her self-proclaimed food blog! Kasey attends a ton of fun food events around town and she is sharing her fun, healthy recipes with us every week!
Much like dating, fine dining is all about the experience. When it comes to placing the two together there’s nothing better than the company you keep beautifully complimenting a chef’s work of art. Place this between the walls of Public Kitchen & Bar in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with head chef Ben Ford, and truly escape with your special someone.
Upon walking into the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel I became transfixed by the astounding Spanish-influenced architecture, giant brass chandeliers, handcrafted columns and dramatic arches. No matter the modern styles seen outside these doors once immersed into the Roosevelt lobby one cannot help but feel the history of the 1920’s surrounding them. It’s like walking the hallways of a history museum, except with beds, privacy, and plenty to eat and drink. It’s the ultimate historic playground.
Atop the grand staircase you will find the eclectic Old Hollywood style restaurant, Public Kitchen & Bar. Ask to recline on a mahogany tufted leather booth for heightened intimacy, and float away with comfort while ordering some of LA’s finest small bites, and entrees. Many dishes are designed for sharing; so don’t hesitate to encourage your date to reveal in a bit of experimentation.
Food & Wine Pairing-
*Baby Beets Salad with a glass of Pascal Jolivet (Sancerre, 2011, France)
This combination was simply outstanding. Both stood tall on their own, but together proved to be a perfect match. The Sancerre was light, and crisp with notes of sweet ripe fruit, lavender, and peaches, which infused the right amount of flavor with the goat cheese, orange and pistachio atop the baby beets.
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