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Executive Chef Brian Malarkey and Hospitality Visionary James Brennan Will Open First LA-Based Restaurant in January 2014
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Executive Chef Brian Malarkey alongside Enlightened Hospitality Group (EHGRP) partner and hospitality visionary James Brennan will debut their acclaimed restaurant, Herringbone, at Mondrian Los Angeles on January 16, 2014.
"Enlightened Hospitality Group is thrilled to kick off 2014 with the opening of Herringbone at Mondrian Los Angeles," said CEO James Brennan. "We are excited to bring an element of electricity and nightlife to the iconic Sunset Strip and know Herringbone will quickly become a must-visit spot for locals and visitors alike."
Featuring ocean-to-table cuisine, Herringbone's menu will showcase ocean specialties from around the world and a variety of surf and turf dishes. Standout menu items will include favorites such as the seared diver scallops with crispy sweetbreads and whole fish ceviche, while new additions include daring twists on classic items such as chicken fried sea urchin and waffles.
"My first serious culinary job was in L.A. and I have been trying to get back to the City of Angels ever since," said Executive Chef Brian Malarkey. "The culinary scene here is unreal and challenges you to make bold moves and experiment with different ingredients and dishes which has resulted in our most amazing and playful menu yet."
Herringbone will embody what EHGRP has coined the "Fabric of Social Dining" experience, in which guests come for the cuisine but stay for the atmosphere which evokes the style and glamour worthy of a Hollywood A-list playground. World-class DJs and forward-thinking music are two key components of this experience. Herringbone's musical identity will be eclectic and timeless, drawing upon a kaleidoscope of genres.
Designed by internationally acclaimed interior visionary Thomas Schoos, Herringbone at Mondrian Los Angeles will bring back the dazzling personality of old Hollywood mixed with fanciful details and surprising contemporary elements. Provocative and fresh, the 7,500 square-feet restaurant will evoke a contemporary California setting that includes a comfortable living and dining area that intermingle for an effortless flow between the indoors and out. Elements that are sure to please even the most discerning design aficionados include the use of natural textures, custom chandeliers, cultural artifacts, Italian Cypress trees and sleek white Carrara marble tops. The centerpiece of the restaurant will be one large dining table made from the massive root of an acacia tree that has been dipped in gold, a more artful interpretation of the 100 year-old olive tress found at Herringbone La Jolla.
The launch of Herringbone L.A. marks EHGRP's first restaurant in both a hotel and in the city of Los Angeles. Herringbone took over the kitchen at Mondrian Los Angeles in September and the restaurant will officially open its doors on January 16, 2014. In addition to introducing a new menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant, Herringbone will also oversee all culinary operations at Mondrian Los Angeles, including the launch of the hotel's new 24-hour in-room dining menu.
Mondrian is Morgans Hotel Group's lifestyle brand that introduced the idea of the hotel as a social experience, defined by striking design, world-class dining and nightlife venues and a sense of boldness and style. Originally designed by the visionary Phillipe Starck, with recent design updates by the acclaimed Benjamin Noriega Ortiz, last spring Mondrian Los Angeles completed a chic remodel of the hotel's lobby and Skybar, and unveiled new poolside cabanas and BASE, an artfully curated lifestyle shop. Mondrian Los Angeles, owned by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, has been a fixture on the Sunset Strip since the day it opened, and the introduction of Herringbone is set to bring a dynamic new energy to the iconic boutique hotel.
Herringbone L.A. will be located at Mondrian Los Angeles
8440 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA, 90069
About Enlightened Hospitality Group
Enlightened Hospitality Group is a San Diego based restaurant and nightlife development group founded in 2010 by experienced hospitality innovator James Brennan and celebrity chef Brian Malarkey. Together, the dynamic duo concept, manage and operate some of the nation's most buzzed about restaurants. Their impressive portfolio includes Searsucker (San Diego, CA), named by OpenTable Inc. as the #2 "Hottest New Restaurant in the Country" in 2011, a "Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurant in the Country" in 2012 and 2013, a "Hot 40 Restaurant" by Gayot in 2013; Herringbone (La Jolla, CA) also named by OpenTable Inc. as a "Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurant in the Country" in 2013; and most recently Searsucker Austin, TX and Searsucker Del Mar, CA. Enlightened Hospitality Group also manages and operates Stingaree, the largest and most exclusive nightlife destination in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter and Campine, A Culinary + Cocktail Conspiracy, a catering and event production company. EHGRP announced in 2011 its plans for a national expansion of some of its beloved restaurant concepts, which will include 15 restaurants across the country over the next five years. Enlightened Hospitality Group restaurants have garnered an impressive fan base, from local tastemakers to Hollywood elite who seek EHGRP's "social dining experience." For more information please visit www.ehgrp.com or call (619) 704-1700.
As the fifth culinary installment by Enlightened Hospitality Group (EHGRP), Herringbone opened its doors in San Diego's coastal community of La Jolla in spring 2012 to much fanfare, quickly becoming both a local favorite as well as a must-stop culinary destination for travelers. Extremely distinguished, Herringbone has been awarded "Best New Restaurant," "Best Atmosphere" and "Best Chef" by San Diego local newspaper, La Jolla Today as well as "Best Design/Atmosphere" by San Diego Magazine. Most recently, Herringbone was one of two San Diego restaurants to be named in OpenTable's 2013 impressive "Hot 100 Spots to Dine in America" list.
About Morgans Hotel Group
Morgans Hotel Group Co. (NASDAQ: MHGC) is widely credited as the creator of the first "boutique" hotel and a continuing leader of the hotel industry's boutique sector. Morgans Hotel Group operates Delano in South Beach, Mondrian in Los Angeles, New York and South Beach, Hudson in New York, Morgans and Royalton in New York, Clift in San Francisco, Shore Club in South Beach and Sanderson and St Martins Lane in London. Morgans Hotel Group has ownership interests or owns several of these hotels. Morgans Hotel Group has other property transactions in various stages of development, including Delano properties in Las Vegas, Nevada; Cartagena, Colombia; Cesme, Turkey and Moscow, Russia; Mondrian properties in Baha Mar in Nassau, The Bahamas; Istanbul, Turkey; London, England and Doha, Qatar; and a Hudson in London, England. Morgans Hotel Group also owns a 90% controlling interest in The Light Group, a leading lifestyle food and beverage company. For more information please visit www.morganshotelgroup.com.
About Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust is a publicly traded real estate investment trust ("REIT") organized to opportunistically acquire and invest primarily in upper upscale, full-service hotels located in urban markets in major gateway cities. The Company owns 29 hotels, including 23 wholly owned hotels with a total of 5,546 guest rooms and a 49% joint venture interest in six hotels with a total of 1,775 guest rooms. The Company owns, or has an ownership interest in, hotels located in ten states and the District of Columbia, including: Los Angeles, California (Hollywood, Santa Monica, West Hollywood and Westwood); San Diego, California; San Francisco, California; Miami, Florida; Buckhead, Georgia; Bethesda, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts; Minneapolis, Minnesota; New York, New York; Portland, Oregon; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Columbia River Gorge, Washington; Seattle, Washington; and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit us at www.pebblebrookhotels.com and follow us on Twitter at @PebblebrookPEB.
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