It was an event fit for a superstar (and uber creative) last night when Loews Hollywood hotel hosted with a lavishly-presented Wolfgang Puck catered dinner up on the stage of the Oscar-hosting Dolby Theatre.
The evening began with a cocktail party laced with outrageously tasty hors d’oeuvres after which we were led down the escalator to the theatre where we were ushered to seats in the Dolby Theatre to watch a trailer from the movie Gravity that emphasized the amazing Dolby sound system.
But the highlight of the evening was the four-course menu catered by Puck with a little help from Loews executive chef Mark Ching who created the first course of braised brisket ginger beer and tomato papaya coulis. Puck’s productions include a delightful spring pea agnolotti with morel mushrooms, and brioche lemon croutons a divine Dover sole, and a luscious dessert by Wolfgang Puck pastry chef Romain Lenoir of Harry’s Berries Strawberry Field, meringue, vanilla cheesecake and micro sorrel. And the wines flowed along with each course. It was definitely an A-lister, Oscar-night culinary production. Sitting on the stage of the Dolby Theatre one couldn’t help but to peer into the seats and think about what it must feel like to be sitting out there on Oscar night awaiting a possible trophy.
The affair also intended to promote Loews extensive $31 million top-to-bottom renovation and the introduction of H2 Kitchen & Bar, the new lobby bar named after one of Los Angeles’ most famed intersections, Hollywood & Highland. In addition to the new lobby bar, the makeover includes a new look to the hotel’s 120,000 square feet of meetings space, a midcentury modern re-design in all 628 guest rooms and113 suites.
The bustling hotel is also home to a full-service Exhale Spa which in June (2014) will offer the award-winning series of Core Fusion® and yoga classes exclusive in a new signature studio. The heart-pumping, soul-seeking, energy-inducing fitness program focuses on core strength for the ultimate workout that lengthens and tones the body, while reviving and refocusing the mind. Other amenities include a heated rooftop pool and 24-hour fitness center. The centerpiece of the property is the Hollywood & Highland Center, which is a short stroll away and houses more than 80 shops, 26 restaurants and eateries, a dozen bowling lanes, seven movie screens and the aforementioned Dolby Theatre, where the Academy Awards are held.
For reservations call 800-23-LOEWS or visit www.loewshotels.com/hollywood.