• On August 31, 2012
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    Who is the chef at Pinot Brasserie and what is his background?

    Executive chef Eric Lhuillier heads up the kitchen at Pinot Brasserie. Born and raised in France, he started cooking professionally at 15 years old. Lhuillier moved to the United States in 1993 and has worked at the top restaurants the Los Angeles area up to Santa Barbara. He has been in the kitchens of L’Orangerie, Drai’s, Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, Patina, Kendall’s Brasserie and Bar, Hollywood Bowl. Lhuillier joined Pinot Brasserie in 2006.
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    What are the five best things to order at Pinot Brasserie?

    When you dine at Pinot Brasserie, try our five best dishes:

    Lobster bisque. Our lobster bisque is made with an Armagnac crème fraîche.

    Mussels. The mussels marinière is bathed a buttery broth with a side of Pinot garlic fries.

    Market fish. Our fish special changes daily.

    Steak. The 18-ounce Cowboy steak is served with mushroom fricassee, oven-roasted potatoes, bordelaise sauce and creamed spinach.

    Cheese platter. You get a choice of five cheeses from our master list of 25 to 30.
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    What music is played at Pinot Brasserie?

    At Pinot Brasserie, light background jazz and café music. You can hear music from such artists as Edith Piaf, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Diana Krall and the Gipsy Kings.
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    What are the table settings like at Pinot Brasserie?

    ©FiveStarTravelCorporation The table settings at Pinot Brasserie are classic. They are fully set for a meal with a charger plate, two forks, two knives, a bread and butter plate with knife and a napkin. Water and burgundy glasses also sit next to each setting.
  • On August 31, 2012
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    What is the best table at Pinot Brasserie?

    The best table at Pinot Brasserie depends on what our guests want. If quiet and intimate is the request, we seat them in an alcove at tables 401 or 405. For a little more action and best sights of the hotel, we would seat them at tables 101 or 201.
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    What is the interior design of Pinot Brasserie?

    Pinot Brasserie offers the warm, bustling ambience of an urban Parisian brasserie. Celebrity chef Joachim Splichal traveled to France to find the accessories and antiques that provide the perfect background for his signature California-French cuisine.
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    What are five things I should know about Pinot Brasserie?

    ©FiveStarTravelCorporation Five things you should know about Pinot Brasseries are:

    We serve delicious California-French cuisine.

    The restaurant has a casually elegant setting.

    If you need help, ask our gracious, knowledgeable staff.

    The wine list offers more than 700 labels from around the globe in all price ranges.

    We offer à la carte dining and special events, and can accommodate anywhere from two to 400 people in your party.
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    What are the operating hours of Pinot Brasserie?

    Pinot Brasserie serves lunch daily between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dinner is served daily from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and 5 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Our bar is open continuously from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., offering both menus and a midday small-plates menu.
  • On August 31, 2012
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    What are the five best things to order at FIRST Food & Bar?

    Here are the five best things to order at FIRST Food & Bar:

    Original Mini Burgers

    Famous Buffalo Lollipop Wings

    Walnut Shrimp

    Philly Cheesesteak Dumplings

    House-Aged Salt-Crusted Prime Rib
  • On August 31, 2012
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    What are some of the specialty cocktails available at Delmonico Steakhouse?

    The specialty cocktails available at Delmonico Steakhouse include:

    Vieux Carre: A delectable and bold 1930s libation created at the Monteleone Hotel's Carousel Bar in New Orleans as a tribute to the French Quarter made with Remy Martin VSOP, Wild Turkey Rye whiskey, Benedictine, Italian Vermouth and bitters.

    Maple Leaf: Don't let the name fool you, this simple cocktail tracing back to the 1930s packs a punch and will seduce any whiskey drinker. It features Bulleit bourbon whiskey, fresh lemon juice and 100 percent maple syrup.

    Bacon & Bourbon Manhattan: What doesn't taste better with bacon? The slightly smoky and salty notes featured in this smoked bacon-infused Baker’s bourbon cocktail are Cinzano sweet vermouth and our own barrel-aged bitters.

    Delmonico Coquetel: We are proud to present to you our fabulous signature cocktail, destined to become an instant classic. It features Tanqueray Rangpur gin, Brachetto D'Aqui sparkling dessert wine, fresh ruby red grapefruit and lime juices, and a homemade five-spiced infused simple syrup.
  • On August 31, 2012
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    What kind of coffees and teas are served at AquaKnox?

    We serve Lavazza coffee and espresso at AquaKnox. You can enjoy SerendipiTea hot tea selections as well.
  • On August 31, 2012
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    Does the menu at AquaKnox have seasonal dishes?

    The majority of our menu at AquaKnox is seasonal. In fact, the same can be said about our cocktails, too.
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    What is the cheese course like at AquaKnox?

    Cheeses from all over the world are shipped fresh daily directly to AquaKnox. Our cheese course offers three varieties of sheep, goat or cow with homemade herbed crackers, raisin bread, honeycomb and fig compote.
  • On August 31, 2012
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    What is the chef at AquaKnox's food philosophy?

    The chef at AquaKnox uses the most pristine fish and seafood that is certified as the cleanest and healthiest possible. He uses many cooking techniques, textures and flavors that enhance this amazing protein.
  • On August 31, 2012
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    What are the five best things to order at AquaKnox?

    Here are our favorite dishes on our menu at AquaKnox:

    Signature John Dory

    Chef Moloney’s Fish Soup

    Grilled Prawns with Israeli Couscous

    Pan Seared Scallops

    Prime Cut Filet Mignon cooked on our Mesquite Wood Grill