• A Vegan Menu for a Classic Steakhouse

    Plant-based, dairy-free options are becoming menu essentials. 

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

Make no mistake, veganism is now fully part of the culinary mainstream. If you’re hosting a group dinner, you ignore the dietary preferences of vegans at your peril. That’s especially true, of course, in California, where even the most meat-centric restaurants are catering to customer demand for proteins that are plant based. BOA Steakhouse, a long-standing steak and seafood house with locations in West Hollywood and Santa Monica, has introduced a globally inspired selection of meat- and dairy-free offerings. The new dishes include beet poke; the mushroom-based Nidi Bolognese that’s served with almond ricotta; savoy cabbage leaves stuffed with butternut squash, dates and pecans, and a wild mushroom burger, featuring a Beyond Meat patty served on a potato bun. innovativedining.com/restaurants/boa

The hotel is an experienced matchmaker when it comes to CSRs.

 

To the annals of great bakery hybrids like the cronut, duffin and cretzel, add the churro croissant from Los Angeles bakery Pitchoun! A flaky pastry dusted with cinnamon sugar and filled with vanilla custard cream it combines French sophistication with the childlike joys of theme park eats. Originally put on the menu for the month of November, the churro croissant has been extended through January and, perhaps, beyond.