By Jill Weinlein, 7/26/2012
Four Seasons Windows Celebrates the Olympics
Chef Ashley James at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles is offering a special Olympic menu to guests starting this Friday through the remainder of the Games.
Start with a Pimm’s cup or London Cooler while enjoying a Fish and Chip “Butty” sandwich with wild arugula and tartar sauce or warm sausage and sage rolls with Chef Ashley’s house-made ketchup. For dessert, splurge on Olympic Eccles cakes with Devonshire ice cream and berries. Chef Ashley is also offering The Big Ben with traditional English cucumber finger sandwiches paired with a martini made with Hendrick’s Gin, Maraschino liquor, basil, cucumber and honey for $20.12. The decadent Golden Dream cocktail is Hennessy Paradis Rare Cognac with Moet & Chandon Rose champagne with 24-karat gold leaf for $250. 300 S. Doheny Dr. (310)273-2222.
Go For Gold-tini
Celebrate the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games at WP24 Restaurant and Lounge by Wolfgang Puck at the Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles. Created by Beverage Director Klaus Puck, the Go for Gold cocktail features classic English Oxley gin, rosemary from the hotel’s on-site rooftop cocktail garden, lemon and 24K gold flakes. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the cocktail will be donated to the Special Olympics non-profit organization. The cocktail will be available July 27 through the end of August for $24. 900 W. Olympic Blvd. (213)743-8824.
Olympic City Chef at Water Grill
The new Executive Chef Damon Gordon, a Great Britain native, prepares a true perennial English Pub favorite, wild Atlantic cod fish & chips in honor of the Olympics. He uses only the freshest cod fish from the Gloucester auction. It’s served as a lunch entrée for $24 and at dinner for $28. Water Grill, 544 S. Grand St. (213)891-0900.
Dog Haus Goes for Gold
Order a “Dog Haus Olympic Special” while watching the Olympics. An all-American combo features a chili cheese dog or chili cheese burger with fries and a coke for $7. The Dog Haus Biergarten features $2.50 Red, White, and Blue Miller High Life cans. All are available all day, everyday throughout the duration of the Olympics. 105 N. Hill Ave., Pasadena (626)577-4287.
Lazy Dog Cafe
Sports fans can shout cheers to team U.S.A. by watching the Olympic Games at Lazy Dog Cafe. Toast with a seasonal Red, White and Blueberry Mason Jar cocktail or craft beer sampler at one of Lazy Dog’s locations throughout Southern California. 3525 W. Carson St., Torrance (310)921-6080. For other locations, go to www.lazydogcafe.com.
Larchmont Grill Olympic-size Burgers
It’s burger week at the Larchmont Grill now until July 29. Some of the specialty burgers crafted carefully in the kitchen include a Vermont white cheddar BBQ bacon burger, a Coho salmon burger with roasted garlic aioli, a Crabby burger with maple pepper bacon and chipotle lemon zest aioli and a vegan veggie burger with sun-dried tomato spread. 5750 Melrose Ave. (323)464-3079.
Watch the Summer Olympics while enjoying German-style cuisine July 27. On Sunday, July 29, kids ages 8 and under enjoy a free entrée from the special kids menu with the purchase of one full-price adult entrée. Offer limited to two kids per family. Enjoy bottomless champagne for $8 and bottomless mimosas for $12 on Sat. and Sun. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Watch the Olympics while sipping more than 35 German beers and wines. 345 N. La Brea Ave. (323)931-9291.
Come to a communal meeting place along the Gallery Row downtown to watch the Olympics. Enjoy modern pub fare while cheering our Olympic athletes. The pub opens on July 27, the opening the day of the Olympics. Try the pork head pot pie, buttermilk fried chicken with heirloom tomatoes and spicy Daal, a nod to Britain’s rich Indian culture. Dinner is served nightly at 5:30 p.m.. Pair your fare with 20 rotating taps of craft beers brewed in Los Angeles and Orange counties. 840 S. Spring St. (213)225-2400.
The U.S. Olympic Volleyball team were regulars at Umami Burger Anaheim before they left for London. Umami created a custom burger, just for them. The Road to London Burger features a house-ground beef patty topped with beer cheddar, bacon lardons, lettuce, tomato, and crushed avocado. Try one at Umami Burger Anaheim from July 27 to August 12. 338 S. Anaheim Blvd. (714)991-8626.