Dakota Sunday Jazz Brunch Goes Bottomless at The Roosevelt

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Move over, BoHo. Dakota Chop House at The Roosevelt is stepping up their daytime Sunday Hollywood brunch game starting tomorrow with a new menu and optional bottomless Bloody Mary or bubbly menu. To grease the deal even more, they’re including the following:

One complimentary signature coffee drink from our European coffee bar
Complimentary valet parking
Complimentary Sunday paper

It’ll set you back $18 for the buffet-style brunch alone or $28 if you’d also like an entrée and side from the brunch menu. The buffet houses a cheese and charcuterie board, house-smoked salmon and salad satation amongst other options. The theme is decidedly early 1900’s and comes complete with live music by The Bob Gail jazz duo so if it’s not too early in your Sunday to dress up, I dare you to make a date of it – say, with girlfriends.

And now for the important things – which would of course be the bottomless menu ($10):

Bloody Mary Menu

  • Some Like It Hot
    Roasted poblano-infused tequila, housemade tomato & vegetable purée, manchego cheese stuffed olives
  • Casablanca
    Skyy peppered vodka, moroccan spices, tomato vegetable purée, curry roasted cashews, saffron cherry tomatoes
  • Petiot
    Classic bloody mary with Skyy vodka, bartender’s choice of vegetables

Bubbly Menu

  • The Big Easy
    Bubbles, pomegranate liqueur, fresh pomegranate seeds
  • Hollywood Hills Sunrise
    Bubbles, local mandarin orange juice, blood orange bitters, fresh nutmeg
  • Marilyn’s Favorite Vodka
    Bubbles, peach purée, sauternes, raspberry, mint

You can also peep the full brunch menu for all your brunch options at Dakota. I would be checking it out tomorrow if I didn’t already have brunch plans at Casa del Mar, but I’ll definitely see you there on a Sunday in the near future…

Sundays starting November 15, 2009

11 AM – 3 PM

$18.00 – Brunch buffet
$28.00 – Brunch buffet, entrée & side
$10 – Bottomless Bloody Mary or Bubbly

Dakota at The Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

LA Magazine’s The Food Event Lives Up To Hype

The thing about these food extravaganzas is sometimes you can expect a lot of piecemeal efforts from restaurants who run the gambit of quality and notoriety and are there to garner publicity because they need it. Not so with Los Angeles Magazine‘s The Food Event – held at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu last Sunday and which featured a ton of power players in the L.A. scene. First of all, the setting was beautiful and couldn’t be more fairy tale. Imagine food and wine in a bowl set inside rolling hills with rows of grape vines and a clear blue sky above. Second, I actually regretted not having enough capacity to try everything. If I knew what everyone was serving ahead of time as I perused stand to stand, I could prioritize the space in my stomach somehow. Then again, that would have taken oodles of self-control that – let’s face it – I frankly don’t have.

Highlights that I was actually able to digest included a steak sandwich from Dakota (above), three different tacos including a potato variety from Loteria! Grill, an interesting foie gras-eel sushi roll (yes, the magic was in the foie gras) as well as an astounding lettuce wrap (below) from Wilshire Restaurant, and – I’m sure – tons of other things I eyed with a look only a diner with an overwhelmed yet yearning palate could exude.

Oh – and how nice it was to see the newly-expanded Petrossian in my neighborhood, in Malibu. Their blinis and borscht was one of the smallest bites there but also the most delectable and luxurious. And you’d think I’d never be so excited to see so many sliders, which I’d normally view as fillers. There were so many varieties of meats and perfect buns to accompany them, including Westside Tavern‘s lamb dip.

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