A Hotel Restaurant Menu You Need to Try

Healthy, Mediterraneandishes are on the hotel restaurant menu at the Belvedere restaurant in Beverly Hills

Businesswomen who are staying in Los Angeles and who prefer to dine out away from the city can enjoy a top Beverly Hills hotel restaurant menu at an iconic venue.

In January 2016 The Peninsula Beverly Hills unveiled its new look Belvedere restaurant after a comprehensive renovation project, together with a Mediterranean-inspired menu.

Created by the executive chef, David Codney – who used to work at the Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida – and this innovative menu brings added warmth, accessibility and vibrancy to this luxury hotel.

The dining area of The Belvedere Restaurant in Beverly Hills

And just as this Beverly Hills hotel restaurant menu is brimming with dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients, clientele can also enjoy an array of wild-caught seafood at this popular restaurant.

Whilst some of the ingredients are harvested from the hotel’s rooftop garden, David Codney has also turned to local fisherman in order to bring sustainably caught seafood into the mix.

Fresh fish dishes include salt cod croquettes and whole roasted Branzino, which has been marinated in olive oil, preserved lemon and fennel. Monkfish Osso Bucco and Spanish octopus also provide alternatives.

For meat lovers one of David Codney’s menu highlights is the lamb tagine, which is served with couscous and cumin yogurt.

Lamb Tagine at The Belvedere in Beverly Hills

Appetizers include creamy cod roe Taramasalata with warm pita bread, and smoked salmon flatbread crème fraiche with capers and shaved red onions

For businesswomen who want to enjoy a peaceful and  healthy lunch at the Belvedere, they can opt for house-made flatbreads together with nutritious salads such as mezze staple Fattoush.

For drinks at this Beverly Hills restaurant, there’s the restaurants signature Garden Gin & Tonic, craft beers and cocktails which are made using seasonally rotating aromatics that also come from the hotel’s garden.

A cocktail at The Belvedere in Beverly Hills

Coravin wine technology allows diners to enjoy wine by the glass and they can chose from 50 different ones.

These have been selected from slightly rarer vineyards in  Spain, Croatia, France and Italy, as well as various ‘new school’ California producers.The latter are said to pair well with Mediterranean food flavors.

The restaurant closed in September 2015 after which it was remodeled and redesigned to the highest of standards. This bright and spacious dining venue first opened 21 years ago.

Today, post renovation and The Belvedere boasts a new interior. The style combines The Peninsula’s signature French-country look with modern touches.

There are deep-tufted booths and banquettes, whilst the dining tables feature Parisian-inspired blue and white Toile de Jouy table skirts and white linen.

A larger outdoor terrace -which is a garden-inspired space with a central Podocarpus tree – has also been introduced.

This dining area has relaxing water and fire features which sit alongside lush-leafy foliage.

A collection of contemporary artwork also adorns the walls of The Belvedere and features artists such as Yayoi Kusama, Robert Indiana, Alex Katz and Sean Scully.

Clientele wont miss the piece by Fabienne Verdier which was commissioned by The Peninsula Beverly Hills.

For additional dining and lounge options at The Peninsula Beverly Hills The Living Room serves a traditional and luxury afternoon tea and then the super chic Club Bar is perfect for a quiet drink after work.

The Club Bar at The Peninsula Beverly Hills

The Roof Garden at this luxury hotel is a popular dining choice for many Beverly Hills locals.

This restaurant  offers al fresco dining with healthy and organic food options that are low in fat and cholesterol.

There’s also a barbecue during the summer months at the weekends with cabana’s which overlook the hotel’s inviting outdoor pool.

The Roof Garden at The Peninsula Beverly Hills

The Peninsula Beverly Hills is the only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Star-rated hotel in Southern California. The venue has 195 guest rooms, which includes 17 private villas.

This luxury hotel appeals to business travelers and professionals because its said to provide a quality home-away-from-home experience.

Guests can also feel like that are on a peaceful retreat.

The exterior of The Peninsula Beverly Hills

There are in-room fax/copier machines which suit business travelers, plus the Pen Air gourmet meals to go service, which provides packed meals for guests to bring on a flight.

The hotel is situated on South Santa Monica Boulevard near to Rodeo Drive and Century City and there’s also a check-in/check-out service.

This service makes rooms available to guests whenever they need them. This means they can arrive and leave the hotel whenever they prefer.

Their superior rooms have custom made furnishings, marble bathrooms and guests can chose from double or king-sized beds.

For health and wellness, the hotel’s spa offers facials and massage.

The outdoor pool is heated which means guests can enjoy swimming to their hearts content and throughout the year.

The pool at The Peninsula Beverly Hills

The Peninsula Spa in Beverly Hills was voted Best Luxury Spa. It was  also voted as one of the Top 10 spas worldwide SpaFinder.

The Belvedere serves breakfast daily from 6:30 am to 11:00 am, lunch daily from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, and dinner daily from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm. 

A waiter at the Peninsula Beverly Hills

Photography courtesy of the Peninsula Beverly Hills