What's a more perfect meal than a BBQ on a beautiful rooftop in LA? Roof Garden at The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills is one of the best rooftops in town and they're having a bbq every weekend this summer. The Roof Garden shares the kitchen with The Belvedere and the hotel's Executive Chef James Overbaugh oversees all the dining operations.
The rooftop is not that big, but the circular section with the fireplace is my favorite.
Before starting with the bbq, we had some cocktails and appetizers near the fireplace:
Ahi Tuna Chop Chop with sliced avocado, crisp pineapple and roof garden-picked herbs
Dinner starts with a basket anise bread (yep, anise, and it was good), zucchini, olive, and lavash.
Giant Tiger shrimp, with char siu sauce ($35)
16 oz bone-in Prime Dry-aged Harvey Guss Rib Eye Steak, Jamaican Jerk style ($45)
Harvey's Guss is an old school local butcher shop, founded in 1939, and considered one of the best meat shops in town. The quality of the steak certainly shines through this simple preparation.
Swordfish fillet, orange chipotle ($34)
meaty but still flaky.
The entrees also come with a choice of two side dishes:
Red pepper orzo with roasted corn, cilantro and blue cheese
Brandon's barbecue pickled salad
Minted Macadamia nut cole slaw
The pickled salad had pickled and let sit for 2 weeks.
My favorite side, however, was the roasted purple Okinawa sweet potato!
Usually I like sweet potato but don't go crazy over it but these purple sweet potato were absolutely amazing, very rich and sweet.
The main attraction was probably the "Ribs on the Roof", traditional Peninsula style ($28)
Pastry chef Romain Lenoir had prepared mini ice creams and sorbets in waffle cones, with flavors such as mango, coconut, caramel, chocolate, green apple, and strawberry
See the little twitter birds he made too??
The rooftop BBQ is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 5-9pm through Labor Day.
Roof Garden at The Peninsula
9882 Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Disclosure: this visit was hosted