Chef Suzanne Goin and Restaurateur Caroline Styne Introduce New Offerings for their Second Season with the Hollywood Bowl
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 9, 2017) - The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announced today details of enhancements and menus from Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine for the 2017 season. Building on the success of last summer's inaugural season with James Beard Award-winning chef Suzanne Goin and business partner restaurateur Caroline Styne of The Lucques Group, and Sodexo Sports & Leisure, Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine promises exceptional dining options for visitors to the iconic venue. Goin and Styne's culinary history has defined Los Angeles tastes since 1998, when they opened Lucques, their flagship restaurant. At the Hollywood Bowl, their California-inspired menus, which include over 17 concepts, are created by Suzanne Goin in tandem with the exceptional wine and beer programs curated by Caroline Styne. Before being finalized, the dishes meet thorough testing and approval from Goin, Styne, Sodexo Sports & Leisure and the LA Phil. Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine is pleased to welcome back Executive Chef Jeff Rogers to oversee the broad range of dining operations that serve thousands of guests nightly.
This year premieres the newly-built Plaza Marketplace - located in the completely renovated Box Office Plaza - which offers pre-entry shopping for picnics on the grounds. Suzanne Goin's "grab-and-go" prepared foods will be available along with fresh breads, cheeses, and snacks, complemented by a collection of Caroline Styne's favorite wines. This location will also be the new pick-up spot for pre-ordered picnic boxes.
Another pre-entry dining option is a new snack bar located on Peppertree Lane, featuring classic concession food including nachos, hot dogs, popcorn, and soft pretzels, as well as chips, beer, and sodas. Inside the venue, a second stand offering a choice of hand-crafted pizzas has been added alongside a new BBQ kiosk.
Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine's many dining options range from two full-service restaurants, food kiosks, and custom picnic boxes for pre-order, to Supper in Your Seats. For private events, Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine will also provide catering at several locations for groups both large and small.
Highlights of the 2017 Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine portfolio include:
Supper in Your Seats - Available by pre-order online up to 4pm the day before a performance, Supper in Your Seats offers the choice of curated three-course dinners or customized meals from à la carte selections delivered right to your box seats. You can also pre-order complete market-fresh picnic boxes that can be conveniently picked up at the new Plaza Marketplace. Menu Highlight: The brand new Moroccan Feast features a trio of hummus with grilled flat bread, spiced carrot salad, shaved summer squash with preserved lemon, labneh with toasted seeds, parsley and mint, chicken tagine with apricots, saffron cous-cous, almonds and harissa, and olive cake with pistachios and citrus zest for dessert.
The Wine Bar by a.o.c - Boasting a wine list curated especially by Caroline Styne, L.A.'s favorite wine bar comes to life at the Hollywood Bowl and features artisanal cheese and charcuterie, signature vintner's and farmer's plates, grilled flatbreads, market-fresh salads, and a.o.c.-styled fish and meats. There are also craft brews and farmers' market- driven cocktails made with soju and other wine-based liquors. Menu Highlight: Alaskan halibut niçoise with haricots verts, tomato, olive and anchovy.
the backyard - Al fresco dining featuring an all-new menu at the Hollywood Bowl centers around two large wood-burning grills with a farmers' market-driven menu of summer salads, grilled fresh fish, scallops, lamb merguez, pork chops, steaks, side dishes and an extensive raw bar. Menu Highlight: Kurobuta pork chop with summer figs, St. Agur, speck, arugula and saba.
Kitchen 22 - Made-to-order beef and turkey burgers, savory sandwiches and grilled delights anchor the Hollywood Bowl's tribute to American classic fare. Menu Highlight: The Cali, featuring free organic turkey, Monterey Jack, avocado and tomato aïoli served on a whole wheat bun.
Street Food and Snacks - Authentic street foods can be found throughout the grounds of the Hollywood Bowl, including a diverse selection of the multi-cultural foods of Los Angeles from street tacos and specialty hot dogs and sausages, to confections and signature desserts at the Sweet Shop and Larder Baking Company.
Marketplace East & Plaza Marketplace - Feature "grab-and-go" salads, hot entrées that include rotisserie chicken, barbecued beef brisket and mac n' cheese, as well as other picnic-friendly sandwiches and cheese plates. Showcasing the best of Goin and Styne's casual Larder café-marketplace, these Hollywood Bowl venues also feature a large selection of hand-picked wines, craft beers, sodas and waters, as well as salty and sweet snacks including cookies and brownies, candy, nuts and crackers. Menu Highlight: Slow-roasted salmon with cucumber yogurt, quinoa and turmeric.
Buzz McCoy's Marketplace and Sushi - The west side of the Hollywood Bowl features its own brand of market favorites at Buzz McCoy's Marketplace. A delicious menu of freshly made "grab-and-go" salads, sandwiches, and other, hot and cold, picnic-friendly foods, alongside the Bowl's very own Sushi Bar, where chefs prepare premium sushi, all of which can be preordered, as well as purchased on-site. Menu Highlight: Chopped chicken salad with feta, fried pita, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and mint.
Lucques at the Circle - This is a full-service dining experience for subscribers of the Pool Circle. Showcasing a seasonal made-to-order menu and exceptional wine list styled from the award-winning cuisine of Lucques. Menu Highlight: Grilled mustard chicken with spinach, pine nuts, pecorino and soft egg.
Complete menus and images available on request.
Please visit www.HollywoodBowl.com/FoodandWine for more information about the food and wine experiences available at the Hollywood Bowl.
About the Los Angeles Philharmonic AssociationThe 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 and the Hollywood Bowl. 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 2017, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the thirteenth year in a row at the 28th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer.
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, since 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 Jules Verne restaurant at the Eiffel Tower, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Space Center Houston, Smithsonian's National Zoo, and the 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 $29 million since 1999 to end childhood hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at SodexoInsights.com.
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