A show at the Hollywood Bowl is about more than just the music and the ambiance—it’s about the food and wine.
On Monday, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announced today details of the dynamic new offerings from Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine—developed with the LA Phil, local restaurateurs and James Beard Award-winning chef Suzanne Goin and business partner Caroline Styne of The Lucques Group, and Sodexo Sports & Leisure—for the 2016 summer season.
Here’s what to expect this summer alongside performances from Diana Ross, Ben Harper, Steely Dan and Gladys Knight:
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The Wine Bar by a.o.c – One of L.A.’s favorite wine bars comes to life at the Bowl featuring artisanal cheese and charcuterie, market-fresh salads, grilled fish and meats. The wine list, curated by Caroline Styne, features only wines that are farmed sustainably, organically or biodynamically, and are made by small-production, artisanal winemakers. A selection of craft brew and farmers’ market-driven cocktails made with soju and other wine-based liquors complete the offerings. Menu Highlight: Soft Polenta with Wild Mushrooms, Mascarpone and Gremolata
the backyard – Inspired by the gorgeous hills surrounding the Bowl, this newly designed al fresco space has the feel of your coolest friend’s chic backyard. Two large wood-burning grills are the focus of this farmers’ market-driven family-style restaurant serving shared plates of grilled fish, chops, steaks, grains, greens and an extensive raw bar. Menu Highlight: Wood-Grilled Swordfish with Green Olives and Preserved Lemon
Kitchen 22 – The Bowl’s SoCal roadside burger stand featuring made-to-order beef and turkey burgers as well as new favorites such as Grilled Comte Cheese sandwich and Spanish Fried Chicken. Menu Highlight: Big & Juicy, served with cheese, lettuce, pickles, red onion tomato, awesome sauce
Street Food and Snacks – Located throughout the Bowl grounds, these venues feature the diverse multi-cultural foods of Los Angeles: Bahn Mi; Specialty Hot Dogs and Sausages; Street Tacos; BBQ; and the Sweet Shop, featuring cupcakes and s’mores made onsite, as well as Larder Baking Company signature desserts and confections.
Marketplace – Goin and Styne’s casual Larder café-marketplace comes to the Bowl offering grab-and-go salads, hot entrées that include rotisserie chicken, barbecued beef brisket and mac n’ cheese, as well as other picnic-friendly sandwiches, cheese plates and foods prepared with the best local produce and products. Choose from a large selection of hand-picked wines, craft beers, sodas and waters as well as salty and sweet snacks such as Larder Baking Company cookies and brownies, candy, nuts and crackers. Menu Highlight: Slow-Roasted Salmon with Cucumber Yogurt, Quinoa and Turmeric
Buzz McCoy’s Marketplace – Located on the west side of the Bowl, Buzz McCoy’s Marketplace features freshly made grab-and-go salads, sandwiches and other hot and cold picnic-friendly foods as well as being home to the Sushi Bar — a pristine display kitchen where chefs prepare premium sushi which can be pre-ordered as well as purchased from the Marketplace. Menu Highlight: Kabamba Roll – Chili Mango
Food Trucks – In the main plaza and walkways, three retro-styled food trucks bring a sense of nostalgia through their vibrant visual design and selections of Rotisserie Chicken, Wood Fired Pizzas and Fish Tacos.
Supper in Your Seats – Choose from curated three-course dinners or an à la carte menu to be delivered to reserved Box Seats. Supper in Your Seats may be pre-ordered up to 4 p.m. the day before a concert. Three-Course Menu Highlight: The Mulholland Drive: Goat Cheese Toast with American Prosciutto; Roasted Grapes and Saba; Choice of Grilled Shrimp with Yellow Tomato Gazpacho, Avocado and Green Harissa, or Braised Beef Shortrib with Smashed Fingerlings, Local Tomatoes and Basil Pesto; and Caramel Chocolate Brownie with Mascarpone and Crushed Macrons
Lucques at the Circle – Fine dining for subscribers of the Pool Circle with a seasonal made-to-order menu and exceptional wine list styled from the award winning cuisine of Lucques, one of the defining restaurants of Los Angeles. Menu Highlight: Grilled Pork Chop with Cornbread-Chorizo Stuffing and Glazed Bing Cherries