Angelenos and out-of-town guests in search of holiday festivities can look no further than the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Take a stroll along Wilshire to gaze at the store windows or watch the strolling carolers in the Golden Triangle before heading to the Four Seasons.
The hotel is aglow with festive lights and holiday decor, including custom florals by Jeff Leatham this winter and the culinary staff is busy prepping for the celebrations at Vinoteca, the hotel’s wine and espresso bar, as well as Culina restaurant, from exclusive seasonal pastries to prix-fixe menus during Christmas and New Year’s.
HOLIDAY TREATS AT VINOTECA
Vinoteca, the new espresso/wine bar adjacent to Culina, is offering delicious housemade treats by Executive Pastry Chef Federico Fernandez (available in restaurant and to-go) for the season including Gingerbread Houses ($50) on a chocolate base with handmade designs and the holiday favorite Panetonne ($35) with candied orange and chocolate chips. Chef Fede uses a natural yeast starter and flour imported from Italy to prepare the dough, which takes up to 15 days. Stollen ($30) features candied fruit, hazelnut, almond, pistachio and marzipan in a traditional recipe from a German Four Seasons chef that has made its way through numerous Four Seasons properties over the years.
CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AT CULINA
This Christmas Eve, guests and locals alike are invited to enjoy a four-course prix fixe dinner ($95) at Culina from 6-11pm. The menu includes mushroom carpaccio, squid ink rigatoni, or a roasted fillet of cod. A Tronchetto di Natale with chocolate gelato and caramelized pistachio or a mascarpone cannoli with white chocolate snow and espresso gelato adds a sweet finale to the meal.
CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH AT CULINA
Culina’s Christmas Day Brunch ($119 adults; $59 children ages twelve and under*) features Honey Baked Ham, an array of salads, and seafood offerings, from oysters on the half shell to Alaskan King Crab to house made sushi. Kids’ items and an extensive Dessert Station including hand-made pies, assorted house-made gelatos, and sorbets ensure there’s something for everyone.
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT CULINA & WINDOWS LOUNGE
Ring in 2017 at Culina with flutes of champagne and a dinner one will remember long after the ball has dropped. Pre-gala seating ($95) features an unforgettable four-course menu from 6-7:30pm, while the Gala seating offers an exceptional five-course menu ($150) from 8pm-12am in addition to complimentary access to the New Year’s Eve festivities taking place in Windows Lounge.
Windows Lounge festivities include live entertainment from 9pm-1am, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast. A $65 entrance fee is in effect after 8pm. All hotel guests will receive wristband access.
NEW YEAR’S DAY BRUNCH AT CULINA
Culina offers their famous hangover brunch ($119 adults; $59 children ages five to twelve*) from 11am-6pm featuring a live breakfast station, seafood on ice, carving station, and more. Revitalize with Culina’s wellness shots and freshly squeezed juices or continue the celebration of the New Year with mimosas or cocktails.
*Complimentary for children 4 years and under
Please make reservations via Open Table or call Culina at (310) 860-4000
WHEN: Vinoteca’s Holiday Treats: offered throughout the month of December.
Christmas Eve Dinner at Culina: Saturday, December 24, 2016 from 6-11pm
Christmas Day Brunch at Culina: Sunday, December 25, 2016 from 10am-2pm
New Year’s Eve at Culina & Windows Lounge: Saturday, December 31 from 6pm-1am
New Year’s Day Brunch at Culina: Sunday, January 1, 2017 from 11am-6pm
COST: Vinoteca’s Holiday Treats: $30-50
Christmas Eve Dinner at Culina: $95 per person
Christmas Day Brunch at Culina: $119 adults, $59 children ages five to twelve
New Year’s Eve at Culina & Windows Lounge: $65-150
New Year’s Day Brunch at Culina: $119 adults, $59 children ages five to twelve