Party Like a Rock Star at The Crescent
Beverly Hills, CA
The chic Crescent Hotel in Beverly Hills is offering a "Cocktails & Chauffer" package for their guests. Throughout August 31, 2008 and perhaps extended, this new package is a quick escape and a true "Hollywood night out." When guests arrive, the Crescent begins to pamper them with cocktails, a personal Chauffer ensures entry into LA's most exclusive restaurants & clubs, and serves an amazing 'Hangover Cure' breakfast the next morning. The package rate is $650 per night.
Once guests arrive in Beverly Hills and drop their car at valet, the Crescent takes over, leading them to their Queen Superior room outfitted with plush bedding, a plasma television and a fully stocked, customized iPod. After taking their time to unwind, pampering begins as they select martinis from The Crescent’s menu of 12 signature flavors.
Sipping freshly-shaken cocktails provides a prelude to an unforgettable evening, as a premium car service arrives to chauffeur guests to Los Angeles’ hottest spots. The Crescents’ concierge service does all the legwork to ensure that entry into LA’s most exclusive restaurants and clubs is stress-free.
Once the evening has drawn to an end, guests sleep on fine Italian linens and wake to The Crescent’s restaurant Boe’s ‘Hangover Cure’ breakfast of poached eggs, French toast bites with sweet apple compote and crispy bacon. When the Crescent’s valet service pulls guest’s cars up to the curb in preparation for the ride back home, it is shiny and freshly washed while in the hotel’s care.
For package reservations; The Crescent at (310) 247-0505, or [email protected].
Dining at "Boe's" restaurant is as charming and more intimate that one can imagine. You might be looking for the dining room and find you are in it! In addition, people living on the same street would find it interesting to know they have a marvelous hotel and glamorous restaurant within walking distance. Boe's is enchanting, and there's a small bar, along with seating on the patio, and a private event room that can be curtained off. This place is the best hide-away in Beverly Hills, with décor that includes oodles of white couches and elegantly set white linened tables. I 'm especially fond of the fabulous fireside patio, and the tables outside are pretty-much sort after.
The entire hotel is boutique, without attitude, sort of a vacation home in the city; like a 35-room vintage villa meticulouly restored with poshness.
Originally built as a residence for Hollywood’s silent film actors in the 1920’s, the hotel was purchased and redeveloped by Gregory Peck in 2001. He envisioned the Crescent as a hotel that would encourage relaxation through a blend of sensual style and warm, personalized service. He especially worked closely with acclaimed designer Dodd Mitchell to redesign the hotel in a contemporary intimate fashion in 2003.
Every room offers complimentary Wi-Fi internet service and an entertainment center complete with a plasma television, CD/DVD player and a media library.
Executive Chef Chanda Clark at Boe, was raised in Pasadena in a family “full of wonderful cooks that included her mother, aunt, grandmother and great aunt. Prior to graduating in 2004 from the Art Institute of Los Angeles’ Culinary Arts program, she had already began working at Sony Pictures in the Catering and Banquets Department. She also took over Sony’s Rita Hayworth Executive Dining Room, as well as the Del Rey Yacht club. After two years at Sony, Clark moved on to Hollywood’s Kitchen Academy, (as instructor) and the Crescent really got lucky to get her!
Chef Chanda serves breakfast, from 7:30-11:00am daily, about $8-$14; lunch from 11:00am-2:00pm priced from $9-$14; and dinner from 5:00pm-10:00pm, priced from $14-$25 as well as weekend brunch and late snacks. Reservations are suggested. Their hotshot bartender created dozens of different kinds of cocktails, with names like Sex Kitten and Victoria's secret garden; named "Best of L.A. 2008" by Los Angeles Magazine.
I had an amazing dinner, starting with a magnificent grilled Portobello mushroom presented with sun-dried tomato polenta and rattouille, followed with Angel Hair Sea Scallops prepared with Arugula, Pine nuts, and Manchego cheese. My entrée was Wild Atlantic Salmon grilled with black Forbidden rice and Miso plum sauce. Our creative chef whipped up a special dessert for me. My wine was a Rosethal Merlot from their vinyard in Malibu Newton Canyon.
I noticed the popular mini burgers on the menu, and with tongue in cheek humor I thought that anyone with a big mouth could finish it with one bite! But they are really "in vogue!"
The Crescent is located at 403 North Crescent Drive in the heart of Beverly Hills, just a stone’s throw from the finest stores and restaurants. It's on the corner of Brighten Way. Web; www.crescentbh.com. Single rooms priced from $195; Queen rooms from $260; Queen Superior rooms from $285; and king rooms from $325. Be sure to make reservations!