Fall Sips at Riviera 31

By October 28, 2014Reviews

Riviera 31 at the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles is known for its stunning and thought-provoking decor by L.A.-based firm Kayat Designs, which takes visitors on a visual journey through the evocative history of the French Riviera. The vision behind the transformation was to make the room reflect a more jovial, debonair era of the French Riviera lifestyle from the 1950s and 1960s with black and white photography from the archives of Edward Quinn.  Portraits of icons, such as Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot, adorn the walls.

There is a cherry on the top of all of these wonderful features. In true California and Angeleno fashion, there is a beautiful patio that boasts more than 2700 square feet of private enchantment. Guests can enjoy the afternoon sun and laid back atmosphere outside, while sipping and snacking to their hearts content. At night guests enjoy the patio, which is equipped with plenty of heaters and seating, while socializing away from the confines of the lounge and under the stars.

Fall /Winter new cocktails have arrived! Crafted by resident mixologist Ferrari Watts and bites provided by Chef Marius Blin and Sous Adrian Hosche, and now Food Flaunt has the ingredients to make these French Libations!



2 oz Pisco

1.25 oz Simple Syrup

1 oz Lemon Juice

1 oz Prickly Pear Puree

1 oz Red Wine  Float (Use Melot)

1 Dash of Hell Fire bitters

Method: Shake ingredients and strain over ice ball, pour the red wine over the ice ball.

Glass: Rocks Glass

Inspired By: Bridgette Bardot, famous French actress



2 oz Rock Cloud Sake

34 oz Hiram Walker White Crème de Cacao

1 oz Perfect Puree Coconut Puree

¼ oz Simple Syrup

Coconut Water

Garnish: White Chocolate Shaving

Method: Shake ingredients and strain into a champagne glass, top with coconut water

Glass: Flute

Inspired By: Coco Chanel



2 oz Partida Tequila

4 cucumber slices

1 oz Hibiscus Syrup

1 oz Lime Juice

1 oz Grapefruit Juice

Splash of Soda Water

Method: Muddle cucumber in a mixing glass, add all other ingredients and shake. Pour over ice.

Glass: Highball

Inspired By: Catherine Deneuve, a famous French actress



2 oz VeeV

1oz Quince Paste

1 oz Lemon

1 oz Hibiscus Syrup

1 oz Lime Juice

1 oz Grapefruit Juice

Splash of Soda Water

Method: Shake all ingredients and double strain into a coupe glass, make sure to double strain

Glass: Coupe Glass  

Inspired By: Princess Grace of Monaco



2 oz Fig Infused Rye Whiskey

½ oz Averna Amaro

½ oz Cynar

2 Dashes Walnut Bitters

Garnish: Fig Infused in Whiskey

Method: Stir contents and stain over large square ice cubes

Glass: Rocks Glass

Inspired By: Named after Edith Piaf, famous French singer


Cream of Garlic Mac and Cheese

cavatelli pasta, parmesan


Garlic Mushroom Flatbread

market mushrooms, bacon, parmesan, truffle wild arugula, black garlic


Lobster Corn Soft Taco

Applewood bacon, tomato, arugula, crème fraiche


Miso Roasted Califlower Gratin

garden herbs crumbs


Charred Brussel Spouts

garden herbs and sherry vinegar

Riviera 31

8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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