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We have a feeling you’ll be impressed with The Belvedere and the culinary prowess of chef James Overbaugh; The Peninsula Beverly Hills’ dining room is continually packed with ladies who lunch and agents from the nearby CAA and ICM agencies for many great reasons, including the special gifts from the chef. One of the most special gifts: an inventive amuse bouche course that gets your palate prepared for what’s to come. On a recent visit, a saffron endive with truffled cauliflower was a light and refreshing start to the meal. And this opening taster isn’t the only “special gift” the chef sends your way; as you exit the hotel, you’ll be offered a departing present, such as a tin of The Belvedere’s homemade granola. It makes a great snack to munch on during the traffic-riddled drive back to your hotel or to the airport.