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The Hollywood Bowl is about to become even more of a haute spot with the announcement that it will soon serve up gourmet fare courtesy of The Lucques Group.
Expect to find the same delicious nibbles at the Bowl next summer that you’d find at any/all of James Beard award-winning chef Suzanne Goin’s and Restaurateur/Wine Director Caroline Styne’s local restaurants —a.o.c., Lucques, Tavern and The Larder—– from the wine bar and the restaurants to the marketplace and concessions.
“Dining has long been an integral part of an evening at the Hollywood Bowl,” stated Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Board Chair Diane B. Paul. “Whether it’s a picnic, dinner at your seat, or dining in one of the on-site restaurants, visitors have always enjoyed a wide range of options. With the combined creativity and excellence of The Lucques Group and the LA Phil we have an opportunity to develop culinary offerings to make every visit an unforgettable experience.”
“This partnership will carry on the time-honored tradition of dining at the Bowl while providing concert-goers with enhanced choices that are completely unique to this venue,” continued Gail Samuel, Executive Director of the LA Phil. “The vision, energy and enthusiasm of Suzanne and Caroline, both long-time Bowl patrons and natives of Los Angeles, are a perfect match for the Hollywood Bowl and for our discerning Los Angeles audience.”
“The Lucques Group is honored to be in this new partnership with the Hollywood Bowl and Sodexo Leisure. This is an enormous opportunity that will allow us to showcase Suzanne’s seasonal menus to hundreds of thousands of people and present them with the hospitality standards that are so important to us both,” notes Styne.
This will be a first-time collaboration for The Lucques Group and Sodexo Leisure, who each bring comprehensive operational, branding, marketing and strategic planning expertise to the partnership. Sodexo Leisure is recognized across the globe for its art of hospitality and has an international reputation for working with Michelin Star Chefs such as Alain Ducasse and Michael Caines, among many others. They provide an innovative approach to presenting high quality cuisine at eminent locations across the world for clients such as Royal Ascot, La Jules Verne at the Eiffel Tower, The Paris Lido, Detroit Institute of Art and The Huntington Library.
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