Thursday, January 25, 2018


Montage Beverly Hills
225 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Tel: 310.860.7970
Cuisine: American
$$$$ ($50+)
Mon, 1/22/2018, 7:00pm reservation
    (3.5 Piglets)

I am an avid watcher of the Food Network and many of the celebrity chefs. Geoffrey Zakarian is one of those chefs who seems personable and makes the food look delicious. The chef recently opened up the restaurant Georgie in Beverly Hills, replacing his fellow colleague Scott Conant's Scarpetta (which I was a fan of). 

Located in the Montage Beverly Hills, the restaurant space is exquisite. It's classy and sophisticated. The chairs and benches are lush and candlelights with a white interior complete the d├ęcor. 

My friends and I were torn between the regular menu and the dineLA menu. We opted for the dineLA along with an order of their most delicious bread...

FENNEL AND ZA'ATAR PARKER HOUSE ROLLS ($3.00): Smoked Honey Butter. I loved these rolls. They were warm and delicious and just went so well with the honey butter. I didn't quite taste the smokiness, which was a disappointment. But seriously, this is a must order.

MY FAVORITE DISH. FIRST COURSE: KOBOCHA SQUASH SOUP: Roasted Chestnuts Emulsion and Pepitas (Vegetarian). I loved this dish. It was creamy and full of flavor. It coated the palate well and the emulsion added a creaminess to the soup. If I had this soup everyday, I wouldn't mind. The best part, it's vegetarian and I enjoyed it!

COURSE TWO: ROASTED MARY'S CHICKEN: Slowly Roasted Parsnips, Carrots, Rosemary Oil. From vegetarian, I had to pick my next dish that wasn't. I chose the chicken out of the options available. The chicken was moist and tender. I wish the skin was a little crispier, but other than that, the chicken was cooked perfectly. The vegetables were nicely roasted, but it was nothing special.
THIRD COURSE: CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT TORTE: Cookies and Cream Ice Cream and Cocoa Nib Tuile. I'm a big fan of chocolate and peppermint. The cake was a bit too dense for my liking, but still delicious. I liked the ice cream but unfortunately, I wish there was more. I didn't finish my dessert, so that says something in itself.
Overall, I thought the food was just ok. The dineLA menu was different than their regular menu, so it is possible that the food could be better. I thought the service was on point and they were very quick to time the dishes right. The restaurant is beautiful and I love the spacing between tables so you're not elbowing other diners. Would I come back? It's questionable, but the bread sorta sold me here.

Notable Dishes: House Rolls and Squash Soup

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