AROUND THE WORLD IN 7 COURSES
January 21, 2009 by victoriarecano
It was a great night of snacks and surprises for us at the Windows Lounge; the newly redecorated bar in the Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel. After a beautiful facelift for the Hollywood hotspot, the power-scene here has reached a whole new culinary level. Not only is the room revamped, but the menu has received a few nips and tucks of its own. Chef Ashley James delivered a selection of dishes that were inspired by places all over the world including Asia, India and of course North America -to name a few. Each entree, meant for sharing, amounted to a spectacular global adventure.
Chef Alfredo Jiminez, Victoria Recano, Thomas Burwell, Joe Moosavian, Sophie Gayot, Chef Ashley James
Of course, comfort foods like the grilled cheese sandwiches and Kobe beef sliders came with what Sophie describes as the “best fries in LA”, “Real Potato Fries-” done in the true Escoffier fashion. Admittedly, you can’t stop with just one order and they come with homemade ketchup! I loved the fried provolone topped with tomato chutney, simple yet the perfect pairing with the stiff classic cocktails. The Nam rolls were also a standout with sweet and tangy Asian vinaigrette for dipping. To top off the tasteful travels, we finished with chocolate dipped cheesecake lollipops and mini banana splits.Trust me, the view from this restaurant extends far beyond the streets of Beverly Hills and gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘United Nations.’
To navigate your own expedition, check out more information at http://www.gayot.com/restaurants/windows-lounge-los-angeles-ca-90048_2la090199-03.html as well as http://www.fourseasons.com/losangeles/dining/windows_lounge.html