• Restaurant Recommendation: Crustacean Beverly Hills

    The iconic Crustacean Beverly Hills is event-ready.

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     

Crustacean Beverly Hills, the groundbreaking restaurant that brought Euro-Vietnamese fusion cuisine to Southern California, reopened in March 2018, after an eight-month, $10 million redesign. With elegant adjustable walls, the new floor plan offers the versatility to accommodate everything from intimate private dinners to large corporate events. Private dining options range from the Santa Monica Room, with or without the Patio Lounge, which can accommodate 35 guests for a sit-down event, and the Bedford Bar & Lounge (50 seated; 80 for cocktails) to a full restaurant buyout (capacity 150 seated; 250 reception).

No dinner at Crustacean, as regulars will remind you, would be complete without Chef An’s Famous Garlic Noodles. Other standout dishes include tuna cigars, served, of course, in a cigar box, complete with smoke; Himalayan salt block steak; crispy duck egg rolls; Vietnamese wagyu tartare and the hearts of palm vegan “crab” cakes. The bar program includes a wellness take on classics, with drinks like the Turmeric Mule and Artichoke Old-Fashioned. Crustacean’s event team can design customized menus that spotlight a company’s theme, branding and logo, and the in-house creative team is also available to handle every detail from live music entertainment to invites and personalized party favors.

The Central Valley wine region pours on homegrown charm, history, value and surprises for groups.

 

Reno’s newly branded megaresort encompasses three hotels and much, much more.

 

westdrift Manhattan Beach has 393 guest rooms, 26 acres and 35,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor event space, but it also has the intimate feel of a boutique hotel. In that way it’s true to Marriott’s Autograph Collection—it’s the first of these properties to open in Los Angeles area—which combines the muscle and know-how of Marriott with the appeal of unique design and amenities.