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The Chateau's Bar Marmont Introduces 'Cozy Fall Dishes'

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September 28, 2009 at 4:46 PM | by | ()

The Chateau Marmont is known more for celebrity sightings and backdoor deal brokering than as a culinary destination, but as fall finally descends on Los Angeles, we found ourselves yearning for the scent of wood smoke (non-wildfire-related, of course!), a nip in the air, and some hearty dishes—even if it is still in the 80’s during the daytime. Luckily, the Chateau’s down-market stepsister just down the driveway, Bar Marmont, is serving up a new fall menu of just what we’re craving.

We got a quick peek at the new menu courtesy of Chef Carolynn Spence, and found dishes like a fennel sausage and ricotta flatbread made with Spence’s own dough recipe. For more peckish eaters, there’s a feta and olive bruschetta with tomatoes and rocket leaves, and then rich desserts like bittersweet chocolate pudding. Should go perfectly with the bar’s Sunset Sour, a fusion of rye whiskey, lemon juice, orange juice and a splash of red wine. Sounds like sangria. Really, really alcoholic sangria.

Spence comes to Bar Marmont from New York’s famed Spotted Pig restaurant, and has been hard at work burnishing the once divey bar’s image so that it is more in keeping with the rest of The Chateau, which is an André Balazs property (like the Standard Hotels and the Mercer).

Rates at the hotel, which is modeled after a chateau in France’s Loire Valley, start at $480.

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