Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine Debuts with a Dynamic Reimagining of Food and Beverage Services
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 25, 2016) - The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announced today details of the dynamic new offerings from Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine for the 2016 summer season. Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine - developed with the LA Phil, local restaurateurs James Beard Award-winning chef Suzanne Goin and business partner Caroline Styne of The Lucques Group, and Sodexo Sports & Leisure - will offer patrons a broad range of enticing new culinary experiences. The vision is brought to life by Goin and Styne, whose restaurants, Lucques, a.o.c., Tavern and the Larder, have defined Los Angeles culinary tastes since 1998. Executive Chef Jeff Rogers will execute Goin's creative concepts and continue to push the boundaries for this quintessential music and dining experience in Los Angeles over the next ten years.
"Dining has long been an integral part of an evening at the Hollywood Bowl," stated Gail Samuel, Executive Director of the LA Phil. "With the combined creativity and excellence of our new team, we have developed exciting new culinary options that will enhance the concert-going experience and contribute to making a night at the Bowl unforgettable."
Whether it's a picnic, a bottle of wine, street food from around the globe, supper in your box seat or dining at one of the on-site restaurants, visitors can take advantage of a wide variety of options for all tastes and preferences, including signature vegetarian dishes. The full spectrum also extends to catered events with a variety of locations for both small and large groups.
Highlights of the new Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine choices include:
The Wine Bar by a.o.c - L.A.'s favorite wine bar comes to life at the Bowl featuring artisanal cheese and charcuterie, market-fresh salads, grilled fish and meats. The wine list, curated by Caroline Styne, features only wines that are farmed sustainably, organically or biodynamically, and are made by small-production, artisanal winemakers. A selection of craft brew and farmers' market-driven cocktails made with soju and other wine-based liquors complete the offerings.
Menu Highlight: Soft Polenta with Wild Mushrooms, Mascarpone and Gremolata
the backyard - Inspired by the gorgeous hills surrounding the Bowl, this newly designed al fresco space has the feel of your coolest friend's chic backyard. Two large wood-burning grills are the focus of this farmers' market-driven, family-style restaurant serving shared plates of grilled fish, chops, steaks, grains, greens and an extensive raw bar.
Menu Highlight: Wood-Grilled Swordfish with Green Olives and Preserved Lemon
Kitchen 22 - The Bowl's SoCal roadside burger stand featuring made-to-order beef and turkey burgers as well as new favorites such as Grilled Comte Cheese sandwich and Spanish Fried Chicken.
Menu Highlight: Big & Juicy, served with cheese, lettuce, pickles, red onion tomato, and awesome sauce
Street Food and Snacks - Located throughout the Bowl grounds, these venues feature the diverse multi-cultural foods of Los Angeles: Bahn Mi; Specialty Hot Dogs and Sausages; Street Tacos; BBQ; and the Sweet Shop, featuring cupcakes and s'mores made onsite, as well as Larder Baking Company signature desserts and confections.
Marketplace - Goin and Styne's casual Larder café-marketplace comes to the Bowl offering grab-and-go salads, hot entrées that include rotisserie chicken, barbecued beef brisket and mac n' cheese, as well as other picnic-friendly sandwiches, cheese plates and foods prepared with the best local produce and products. Choose from a large selection of hand-picked wines, craft beers, sodas and waters as well as salty and sweet snacks such as Larder Baking Company cookies and brownies, candy, nuts and crackers.
Menu Highlight: Slow-Roasted Salmon with Cucumber Yogurt, Quinoa and Turmeric
Buzz McCoy's Marketplace - Located on the west side of the Bowl, Buzz McCoy's Marketplace features freshly made grab-and-go salads, sandwiches and other hot and cold, picnic-friendly foods, as well as being home to the Sushi Bar - a pristine display kitchen where chefs prepare premium sushi which can be pre-ordered as well as purchased from the Marketplace.
Menu Highlight: Labamba Roll - Chili Mango
Food Trucks - In the main plaza and walkways, three retro-styled food trucks bring a sense of nostalgia through their vibrant visual design and selections of Rotisserie Chicken, Wood Fired Pizzas and Fish Tacos.
Supper in Your Seats - Choose from curated three-course dinners or an à la carte menu to be delivered to reserved Box Seats. Supper in Your Seats may be pre-ordered up to 4 p.m. the day before a concert.
Three-Course Menu Highlight: The Mulholland Drive: Goat Cheese Toast with American Prosciutto; Roasted Grapes and Saba; Choice of Grilled Shrimp with Yellow Tomato Gazpacho, Avocado and Green Harissa, or Braised Beef Shortrib with Smashed Fingerlings, Local Tomatoes and Basil Pesto; and Caramel Chocolate Brownie with Mascarpone and Crushed Marconas
Lucques at the Circle - Fine dining for subscribers of the Pool Circle with a seasonal made-to-order menu and exceptional wine list styled from the award winning cuisine of Lucques, one of the defining restaurants of Los Angeles.
Menu Highlight: Grilled Pork Chop with Cornbread-Chorizo Stuffing and Glazed Bing Cherries
Complete menus and images available on request.
For more information about the food and wine experiences now available at the Hollywood Bowl, please visit: www.HollywoodBowl.com/FoodandWine.
About the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres - orchestral, chamber and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music and pop - at two of L.A.'s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall (www.LAPhil.com) and the Hollywood Bowl (www.HollywoodBowl.com). The LA Phil's season extends from September through May at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education and community programs.
About the Hollywood Bowl
One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz offerings. The venue offers something for everyone, from its sizzling summer evening concerts to the daytime arts festival for children, "SummerSounds: World Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl." In February 2016, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the twelfth year in a row at the 27th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer. www.HollywoodBowl.com
About The Lucques Group
With the opening of Lucques, their flagship restaurant, in 1998, James Beard award-winning Chef/Author Suzanne Goin and award-winning Restaurateur Caroline Styne planted the seeds for The Lucques Group, a Los Angeles hospitality company that comprises two other fine dining restaurants - a.o.c. and Tavern - and four marketplace restaurants - The Larder at Maple Drive, The Larder at Burton Way, The Larder at Tavern and The Larder at Tavern at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX. Along with these culinary enterprises, the company also operates Lucques Catering, the Larder Baking Company and, beginning 2016, comprehensive food services for the Hollywood Bowl. The Lucques Group is dedicated to seasonally influenced cooking and focuses on sourcing local, organic produce from which Goin creates soulful dishes that are bold in flavor, vibrant, layered and complex.
About Sodexo Sports & Leisure
Sodexo Sports & Leisure, a division of Sodexo, Inc. is a premier provider to cultural destinations and event venues around the world and in the U.S. including The Huntington Botanical Gardens, The Jules Verne restaurant at the Eiffel Tower, Museum of Science and Industry, and Detroit Institute of Art. Sodexo, Inc. is headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD and funds all administrative costs for the independent and charitable Sodexo Foundation - granting more than $27 million since 1999 to end childhood hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at SodexoInsights.com
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