The remodel includes two new spaces, “Le Jardin” and “The Aviary”, and new menus
Los Angeles, CA, June 22, 2015 – The signature restaurant of Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills opens its new dining areas on July 16th with a vibrant remodel designed by the Xperiment USA hospitality team that will include two unique and colorful new spaces: “Le Jardin” and “The Aviary”. As part of the recent changes at Estérel Restaurant, the hotel has also brought on the talent of rising culinary star Executive Chef Victor Boroda to create new flavors for the restaurant’s Mediterranean cuisine.
The freshly attired entrance will have guests escorted from the main valet at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills through wrought iron gates and lush greenery into the refreshed patio at Riviera 31 Lounge Bar. Le Jardin, designed as a French garden patio, is an extension of Estérel Restaurant’s indoor space and features many breathtaking appointments including contemporary lighting and fountains, a Provençal inspired herb garden, colorful seating ideal for alfresco afternoon and evening dining, and an expansive driftwood bar that will be permanently installed outside with a “living wall” of plants backdrop. A flowered trellis that sits over a table for two within the Le Jardin space will serve as the ultimate dining experience for couples. In total, Estérel Restaurant can accommodate 275 guests.
Inside Estérel Restaurant, rustic, wide plank mahogany floors lead guests toward mustard-colored semi-circle high-backed booths that frame the restaurant. Deep blue walls are adorned with a collection of female portraits. White linen curtains add a beautiful contrast to the lush greenery and decorate the spacious 2,732 square-foot dining room. Additionally, guests will be able to view the exhibition kitchen and watch food being prepared in a wood-burning oven and sip on cocktails created by Ferrari Watts, Riviera 31 Lounge Bar’s resident mixologist. Two gorgeously outfitted private dining rooms overlook the main dining room with seating capacity for up to 15 people each, one of which is called “the chef’s table”, where groups can enjoy custom-prepared chef tasting menus presented by Executive Chef Boroda.
For those looking for a more secluded dining experience, The Aviary, located within Estérel Restaurant, is ideal for private cocktail parties or sit-down dinners for 20 to 50 guests. Its unique environment includes bird cages that are beautifully suspended overhead, providing a conversation-starting environment where guests can dine under the sky and enjoy cocktails with access to their own private bar.
Estérel is a coastal region of Var and Alpes-Maritimes in Provence, France. The restaurant’s name is inspired by the fact that Estérel shares a similar landscape and terrain with the beautiful Southern California coast. In keeping with that concept, Estérel offers a splendid selection of fresh, seasonal cuisine, capturing the culinary soul of the Mediterranean. Using locally sourced and organic ingredients, Chef Boroda masterfully blends French and California cuisines into one that is uniquely his own at Estérel Restaurant.