A magical new culinary coup was created by Master Chef Jean-Georges with the opening opening of the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. Among the new hotel mecca location for tourists in Beverly Hills there is now the Waldorf in one of America’s most visited destinations. Guests at this new hotel can expect to experience unique Jean-Georges culinary designs, awe inspiring views, and an extraordinary dining experience that combines European style with California inspired plates.

Waldorf Astoria Entrance

Any visitor would be left completely breathless by the views from The JG Rooftop, and Jean-Georges Restaurant Tasting Menu with Wine Pairing dinner in the lobby level of the new hotel. Jean-Georges Restaurant is beyond any expectation patrons could possibly have imagined in advance. With famed New York restaurateur and Michelin-star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten at the helm in the culinary preparations and presentations of the sophisticated signature restaurant and unique rooftop, diners could only be impressed by one of the finest sophisticated culinary experiences in Los Angeles, along with outstanding service given seasoned diners as well as the newest generation of dining patrons.

JG Rooftop

From the picture perfect Egg Caviar, softly scrambled with whipped cream, paired with Billecart-Salmon “Jean-Georges” Brut Rose, French Champagne followed by Ahi Tuna Ribbons with fresh avocado, radish and ginger dressing paired with 2016 Atinori “Guado al Tasso” Vermentino, Bolgheri Italy and then a perfect Parmesan Risotto with pickled pear and black truffle, presented with a golden saki service to sip Born Murokua, Junmai Daigingo ama Genshu Sake from Japan. This was an epic beginning to the entree and dessert courses yet to come.

Caviar Egg

The two outstanding entree dishes of Seared Black Cod with glazed baby turnips, broccoli de ceccio with herbal broth paired with a stunning 2003 Schloss Schonborn “Erbacher Marcobrunn” Riesling, Kabinett, Rheingau, Germany, followed by Roasted Wagyu Beef Tenderloin, with spinach, basil, sesame and chili paired beautifully with 2013 Staglin “Salus” Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California were both unique in composition and flavors.

Billecart-Salmon “Jean-Georges” Brut Rose

The exquisitely constructed and superb Hibiscus Apple Confit with crème fraiche, green apple sorbet was a sinfully delicious ending paired with 2016 Elio Perrone “Bigaro” Moscato/Brachetto from Piedmont, Italy. The chef also kindly sent a simply beautiful plate of Mignardises popsugar food, derived from the word mignard which means graceful, pretty and delicate. This entire evening of elegant gastronomique is as close as in LA as you may get to the best in Paris. From start to finish you will feel fortunate to find all this food and beverage wonder in the US, however, for Californian’s the fusion of their favorite foods and flavors, skillfully synergized with the star chef flair of Vongerichten becomes a dream sequence dining event.
Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s culinary innovations and impressive restaurateur skills have given birth to more than two dozen dining establishments, from New York to Paris to Tokyo. Vongerichten grew up on a farm in Alsace, France, where his mother and grandmother taught him to cook and appreciate seasonality. He started his culinary training in France, but it was the time he later spent working and traveling in Asia in the 1980s that proved formative. According to the chef his his first trip to an open-air market in Bangkok was a particularly eye-opening opportunity.

Golden Saki Service

Serving as a protégé to chef Louis Outhier, Vongerichten’s career led him to the United States. He first created a stir on New York’s dining scene at Lafayette in the Drake Swisshôtel, then struck out on his own with Jojo in 1991. At this French fusion bistro, he pioneered his signature style of cooking with Asian spices, infused oils, vegetable juices and exotic vinaigrettes, while using a minimum of butter, cream and flour. Along with a renowned restaurant in Trump Tower, Chef Jean-Georges has a New York venture that is a French-Thai fusion eatery Vong, which eventually spawned sister restaurants in London, Hong Kong and Chicago.
“I’m excited to have found the perfect partner to make my West Coast debut and bring my culinary passion to one of the world’s most prestigious hotel brands,” said Vongerichten. “I truly value the opportunity to bring exquisite food and discerning guests together in one place and look forward to becoming a part of the Beverly Hills community, bringing a new inspiring environment to life and having a presence in California for the first time.”

Jean-Georges Team of Chefs

Keeping in line with the hotel’s unprecedented luxury and authentic hospitality, both the signature Jean-Georges restaurant and unique rooftop poolside dining at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills embodies elegance as guests enjoy contemporary fine dining and an array of hand-crafted cocktails. With the unparalleled abundance of California’s local, organic treasures- in support of independent farmers and fishmongers- Vongerichten sources and creates a beautiful harmony of seasonal ingredients and artful craft, highlighting the finest flavors in each dish. The indoor and outdoor dining oasis at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills sets out to strike a perfect balance between guests’ palates and their views of the space. The culinary dream team lead by Jean-Georges includes Chefs Steve Benjamin, Deden Patra and Richard Archuleta.
Located adjacent to The Beverly Hilton on the corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards, the 12-story, 170-room luxury hotel marks the brand’s first new build property on the West Coast- joining the legendary Waldorf Astoria portfolio of 25 landmark destinations. Delivering a combination of luxury and ease that has never existed before and embodying a unique urban oasis, the prestigious hotel brand’s debut in Beverly Hills pays homage to Hollywood glamor and the effortless luxury of the California lifestyle.
“It’s  essential  that  every  aspect  of  the  hotel,  including  the  food  and  beverage  offerings,  meet  the  expectations  of  luxury  and  quality  that  Waldorf  Astoria  Beverly  Hills guests  come  to  experience,” said  Peter  Bowling,  managing  director.  “Jean-Georges and his culinary  team  assure  we  meet  those  expectations,  establishing  us  as  a  true  leader  in  the  culinary  world, and in Los Angeles.”
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest loyalty program where guests who book directly through www.waldorfastoria.com have access to benefits including a Personal Concierge and complimentary Wi-Fi at 25 Waldorf Astoria hotels worldwide.
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
9850 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California 90210

By Bonnie Carroll

Bonnie Carroll has been a food/travel/lifestyle writer since 1983. She is the founder & publisher of Bonnie Carroll’s Life Bites News (www.lifebitesnews.com), does travel, entertainment and food reporting on local Radio/TV, and contributes to a variety of national and international travel/lifestyle publications. She is a member of IFWTWA and NATJA. Contact her at writebc@aol.com.