Nathan Peitso carries the title of executive farmer at Farmhouse, the new 7,000-square-foot restaurant at LA’s Beverly Center. Kenter Canyon Farms, founded by Peitso’s mother, is the family farm, whose beautiful organic herbs, lettuce, citrus and avocados are grown on 160 acres in Ventura County, and widely sought out by Angelenos at local farmers markets. The menu offers “seed-to-plate” cuisine, showcasing ingredients at their peak, which means responsibly farmed meat and poultry and sustainable seafood, along with farm-traceable fruits and vegetables. The dining room is rustic chic, sprawling and gorgeous. Group dining options abound. The entire space can be bought out for 700 guests standing, 240 seated. More intimate areas include the 1,200-square-foot “living room” with its floor-to-ceiling fireplace (capacity 259 standing, 80 seated); the 900-square-foot café (capacity 180 standing, 64 seated); the lounge (capacity 189 standing; 32 seated); and the veranda (capacity 159 standing, 50 seated). 

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.