Restaurant Recommendation: Crustacean Beverly Hills

  • 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.

California is one of the most abundant agricultural regions in the world, but a startling number of residents aren’t always sure where their next meal will come from. According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest network of food banks, one in eight Californians struggles with hunger. The situation is especially startling for children; one in five is food insecure.

Hunger is not a supply problem, it’s a logistics challenge. And the meetings and events industry is full of logistics-minded people who are in a position to chip away at it.

 

There’s gold—and a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed meeting center—in them thar hills.

 

A new gem in the central coast.