The restaurant inside the Sofitel Los Angeles hotel in Beverly Hills is now Esterel, a French-focused restaurant that kept the sleek interior of its predecessor.
There is a tartine for everyone here. There's the vegetarian friendly Beverly Garden (marinated heirloom tomato, cucumber, burratta cheese, artichoke, pesto, fleur de sel ). Executive Chef Marius Blin combines many ingredients to get
There's the namesake eSTéReL ( lemon rosemary chicken, marcona almond, olive, wild arugula, black garlic)
For the vegans, there's the WeHo (honey balsamic mushroom, grilled eggplant, agro dolce mini pepper, spring fava bean purée)
1045 (grass-fed NY steak, organic baby kales, caramelized onion, point Reyes blue cheese, red wine reduction)
Santa Barbara (smoked salmon, cucumber, market radishes, fried capers, fennel pollen, truffle cream cheese)
So PARIS (shaved ham, Comte AOC cheese, grain mustard béchamel)
We tried their most popular cocktail, Byblos (Ketel One vodka, local wild arugula, pressed lime juice, agave)
A dulce de leche eclair finishes off our meal.
I have yet to try their dinner, but the tartines for lunch are beyond the usual hotel restaurant sandwiches.
PS. Esterel is having a Mother's Day Brunch for $55 for a 4 course menu including lobster eggs benedict and bottomless mimosa.
Sofitel Los Angeles
8555 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048