Pumpkin is as sure a sign as the holidays as you’ll find. From pumpkin spiced cocktails to fluffy purees, Los Angeles restaurants are no stranger to turning the beloved seasonal gourd into creations that far exceed the pie. Here is a roundup of five Haute spots to enjoy pumpkin dishes in all forms.
Fig & Olive
8490 Melrose Place
As part of its new fall menu, Fig & Olive is offering a pumpkin spice martini and pumpkin sage ravioli featuring free range, chicken, ricotta, a charmoula pumpkin olive oil emulsion, toasted pumpkin seeds, Parmesan and aged balsamic olive oil.
Culina, Modern Italian
300 South Doheny Drive
To satisfy a sweet tooth that would otherwise crave a pumpkin pie, this beloved Italian eatery inside the Four Seasons Hotel created a pumpkin ricotta cheesecake with a pomegranate reduction and pumpkin seeds.
8479 Melrose Avenue
In addition to a number of fall menu selections, the modern French restaurant has introduced a winter squash smash cocktail to start the night off right.
Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
701 Stone Canyon Road
This Bel-Air staple is giving guests a taste of fall with a crispy veal “Weiner Schnitzel” with Styrian pumpkin seed oil.
11648 San Vicente Boulevard
Put a pumpkin spin on your brunch needs with their pumpkin margaritas and pumpkin pancakes with toasted pecans and spiced syrup.