Everything You Need to Eat at the Hollywood Bowl

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Fireworks at The Hollywood Bowl
Fireworks at The Hollywood Bowl

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With James Beard Award-winning chef Suzanne Goin and business partner Caroline Styne of Lucques, Tavern, The Larder and a.o.c. heading up the culinary program at The Hollywood Bowl, you know that to call the fare ‘good’ would be a massive understatement. Their cuisine takes a summer night out listening to music to a completely different level. For the second year in a row,The Lucques Group ladies are back and partnering with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and Sodexo Sports & Leisure to bring Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine to bring Angelenos an elevated culinary experience at this beloved Los Angeles institution. This year premieres the newly-built Plaza Marketplace—located in the renovated Box Office Plaza—which offers pre-entry shopping for picnics on the grounds. Goin’s “grab-and-go” prepared foods will be available along with fresh breads, cheeses, and snacks, complemented by a collection of Styne’s favorite wines. This location will also be the new pick-up spot for pre-ordered picnic boxes.

Here are the highlights of the 17—yes, 17—concepts. If you’re smart, you’ll try them ALL.

Caroline Styne and Suzanne Goin
Caroline Styne and Suzanne Goin

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Supper in Your Seats – Available by pre-order online up to 4pm the day before a performance, Supper in Your Seats offers the choice of curated three-course dinners or customized meals from à la carte selections delivered right to your box seats and served on linens as if you were in one of Goin’s fine-dining restaurants. You can also pre-order complete market-fresh picnic boxes that can be conveniently picked up at the new Plaza Marketplace. What to order: The brand new Moroccan Feast features a trio of hummus with grilled flat bread, spiced carrot salad, shaved summer squash with preserved lemon, labneh with toasted seeds, parsley and mint, chicken tagine with apricots, saffron cous-cous, almonds and harissa, and olive cake with pistachios and citrus zest for dessert.

The Wine Bar by a.o.c – Boasting a wine list curated especially by Caroline Styne, L.A.’s favorite wine bar comes to life at the Hollywood Bowl and features artisanal cheese and charcuterie, signature vintner’s and farmer’s plates, grilled flatbreads, market-fresh salads, and a.o.c.-styled fish and meats. There are also craft brews and farmers’ market- driven cocktails made with soju and other wine-based liquors.What to order: Spanish fried chicken with chili-cumin butter and romance aioli.

The Westside Story
The Westside Story

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the backyard – Al fresco dining featuring an all-new menu at the Hollywood Bowl centers around two large wood-burning grills with a farmers’ market-driven menu of summer salads, grilled fresh fish, scallops, lamb merguez, pork chops, steaks, side dishes and an extensive raw bar. What to order: Diver scallops with cornbread pudding, wild mushrooms, sherry, and gremolata

Kitchen 22 – Made-to-order beef and turkey burgers, savory sandwiches and grilled delights anchor the Hollywood Bowl’s tribute to American classic fare. What to order: The Cali, featuring free organic turkey, Monterey Jack, avocado and tomato aïoli served on a whole wheat bun.

Sheet Cakes
Sheet Cakes

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Buzz McCoy’s Marketplace and Sushi – The west side of the Hollywood Bowl features its own brand of market favorites at Buzz McCoy’s Marketplace. A delicious menu of freshly made “grab-and-go” salads, sandwiches, and other, hot and cold, picnic-friendly foods, alongside the Bowl’s very own Sushi Bar, where chefs prepare premium sushi, all of which can be preordered, as well as purchased on-site. What to order: Chopped chicken salad with feta, fried pita, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and mint.

Lucques at the Circle – This is a full-service dining experience for subscribers of the Pool Circle. Showcasing a seasonal made-to-order menu and exceptional wine list styled from the award-winning cuisine of Lucques. What to order: Potato gnocchi with Maine lobster, shelling beans, chanterelles and summer tomatoes

Haute Dogs
Haute Dogs

Street Food and Snacks – Authentic street foods can be found throughout the grounds of the Hollywood Bowl, including a diverse selection of the multi-cultural foods of Los Angeles from street tacos and specialty hot dogs and sausages, to confections and signature desserts at the Sweet Shop and Larder Baking Company. What to order: The “haute” dogs—100% all-natural beef with no nitrates, hormones or antibiotics served on an artisanal Larder Baking Company bun with avocado creme with pickled onions, roasted red and yellow peppers and caramelized onions with golden raisins.

Marketplace East & Plaza Marketplace – Feature “grab-and-go” salads, hot entrées that include rotisserie chicken, barbecued beef brisket and mac n’ cheese, as well as other picnic-friendly sandwiches and cheese plates. Showcasing the best of Goin and Styne’s casual Larder café-marketplace, these Hollywood Bowl venues also feature a large selection of hand-picked wines, craft beers, sodas and waters, as well as salty and sweet snacks including cookies and brownies, candy, nuts and crackers. What to order:  Slow-roasted salmon with cucumber yogurt, quinoa and turmeric.

Street tacos
Street tacos
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