Beverly Hills – It’s that time of year again and we couldn’t be more excited! In tribute to the silver screen, The Beverly Hills Hotel’s culinary team gives their own outstanding performance with creative menu items inspired by all nine Academy Award “Best Picture” contenders. Leading up to Hollywood’s biggest night, the lunch and cocktail menus will be available at The Polo Lounge and The Polo Lounge Bar until the legendary show airs on Sunday, February 26, 2012. Cheers!
From ‘Moneyball’s’ Billy B’s California Gimlet to ‘The Helps’ Skeeter’s Southern Punch, these cocktails are sure to keep you tipsy!
The Oscar-Themed Specialty Cocktail and Dining Menus at The Beverly Hills Hotel Celebrates the 84th Academy Awards Nominees
The Polo Lounge Bar offers the following “golden statue” libations:
Moneyball: Billy B’s California Gimlet
Hangar One Vodka, Lime Juice Cordial served over an ice ball.
Midnight in Paris: Renaissance Man
Grey Goose L’Citron Vodka, Raspberry Sorbet, Pomegranate Liqueur, Pink Grapefruit Juice, Champagne
The Artist: Silence Is Golden
Karlson’s Gold Vodka, Lemon Juice, Mint Syrup, Club Soda
The Tree of Life: ‘Uisge Bbeatha’ Flip
Jonnie Walker Double Black Scotch, Rosemary Syrup, Lemon Juice, Egg White, Angostura Bitters. ‘Uisge Bbeatha’ is the Scottish Gaelic translation meaning ‘Water Of Life’
The Descendants: KauaTa’I
Ron Zacapa Rum, Fresh Lime Juice, Orgeat Syrup, Orange Curaco, Rock Candy Syrup
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close: Only In Manhattan
Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Grand Marnier, Dry Vermouth, Sweet Vermouth, Angostura Bitters
Hugo: French Clockwork
Stoli Apple Vodka, French Pear Brandy, Fresh Sour, Cinnamon Applesauce
The Help: Skeeter’s Southern Punch
Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Sauvignon Blanc, Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, Lime Juice, House Grenadine
War Horse: French 75
Tanqueray Gin, Lemon Juice, Sugar, Moet Champagne. This cocktail is named after the 75-millimeter M1897, a light, potent little gun with a vicious rate of fire, was the mainstay of the French field artillery in World War I.
*Weekly three-course “Best Picture” themed lunch selections include:*
Grilled All Beef Hot Dog with Crispy Hobbs Bacon and Oakland “Common Lager” Infused Sauerkraut Served with Garlic Fries
Grilled Mahi Mahi, Furikake Rice, Garlic and Ginger Baby Bok Choy and Mango Salsa
“Black & White Cake”- Midnight Chiffon Cake with Creamy Coconut Mousse, Dark Chocolate Kahlua Sauce and Berries
The Polo Lounge is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (310) 276-2251. Rates at The Beverly Hills Hotel from $505, pending availability. For more information or to make reservations, please call (310) 276-2251 or (800) 283-8885 or visit the website at www.beverlyhillshotel.com.