Haute Cuisine: Monique Lhullier’s Favorite Los Angeles Restaurants

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LA-BASED FASHION DESIGNER MONIQUE LHULLIER GIVES HER TOP PICKS FOR THE HAUTEST CUISINE IN THE CITY OF ANGELS

Spago,-Smoked-Salmon-Pizza
Spago
176 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills,
Ca 90210
310.385.0880

AMBIANCE
This newly renovated Beverly Hills institution run by chef extraordinaire Wolfgang Puck offers delicious food with artful décor and open patio seating. Wolf’s presence is always a treat.

Favorite dishes
Big Eye Tuna, Sweet Corn Agnolotti, Steamed

Red Snapper, House Cured Smoked
Salmon Pizza

Top Tipple
A rosé from Spago’s wonderful wine list

Sweet Tooth
The Baked Alaska is incredible

Haute Pick
There’s nothing better than the A-5 True Japanese Rib Eye Steak with Red Wine Reduction (Miyazaki Prefecture)

Nobu

Nobu Malibu
22706 Pacific Coast Highway,
Malibu, CA 90265
310.317.9140

AMBIANCE
I love the décor here because it feels like you are dining in a friend’s gorgeous oceanfront beach house. This is the most beautiful restaurant in LA; it’s a great place to dine and watch the sunset.

Favorite dishes
Yellowtail Sashimi, New Style Salmon Sashimi,

King Crab Tempura, Black Cod and
Lobster Tacos

Top Tipple
A glass of cold saké

Sweet Tooth
The Bento Box of hot chocolate fondant, matcha ice cream and goma tuile

Haute Pick
Try the monk fish pâte with caviar for a truly opulent culinary experience

madeo

Madeo
8897 Beverly Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90048
310.859.0242

AMBIANCE
This restaurant offers traditional Italian home cooking at its finest. It has been around for
over 20 years!

Favorite dishes
Tricolore Insalate, Spaghetti Alla Bolognese, Sogliola Alla Griglia with Spinach
Top Tipple
The wine list is incredible;
I’d go with a nice Sauvignon Blanc

Haute Pick
The Gnocchi Al Gorgonzola with gorgonzola cheese sauce is to die for

BHH

Poolside at the
Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Blvd,
Beverly Hills, Ca 90210
310.276.2251

AMBIANCE
The BHH is a classic and iconic LA hotel. The pool is a great place to hang out on the weekend for a casual family lunch.

Favorite dishes
The McCarthy Salad, a dish of romaine hearts, grilled chicken, organic eggs, red beets,

tomatoes, cheddar cheese, Applewood-smoked bacon and avocado

Top Tipple
An Arnold Palmer

Haute Pick
Try the Almond-Crusted Soft Shell Crab Sandwich with heirloom tomatoes, watercress, pickled ramp remoulade and avocado.

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