Food

FigOly at the Luxe City Center Hotel

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 Join the Luxe City Center Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles in welcoming FigOly with former Top Chef contestant, Chef Alex Resnik. This Californian restaurant with a Northern Italian flare boasts of a main dining room with a bar and lounge, as well as a outdoor terrace overlooking L.A. Live. FigOly currently offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus, an outdoor terrace menu, and a list of artisan cocktails.

The Northern Italian influenced cuisine at FigOly features dishes such as the Warm Buffalo Mozzarella topped with macerated strawberries and black pepper nestled into a bed mâche ($11); the Tagarin – pasta tossed with porcini and hen of the woods mushrooms, ricotta salata, cherry tomatoes, and Marsala ($16); the Brasato al Barolo – beef cheeks and oxtail paired with gorgonzola polenta, shallots, and sotto aceti ($27); and more. The outdoor terrace menu – the FigOly Al Fresco menu, includes dishes such as a variety of pizzas topped with pork shoulder sausage, Peewee potato, leeks, rapini, and Tallegio ($11-15); Meatball Sliders ($14); and dessert from Pastry Chef Joanne Ponvanit like the Cannoli Cheesecake with pistachio crust, salted caramel, figs brûlée, kumquat confit, and cinnamon gelato and the brioche Bomboloni served with peach-verbena tapioca, pomegranate essence, coconut cream, and smoked blossom($9).

 

As for the libations, Bar Chef Matthew Biancaniello has created a number of artisanal cocktails for guest enjoyment. The cocktail menu includes items like the Mamma Mia – a mix of tequila and muddled red bell pepper, scallion, cilantro, lime, agave syrup, and applewood-smoked salt; the Easter Island a mix of cucumber, Peruvian mint sprigs, and lime with the effervescence of ginger-spiked champagne; and more. As far as the wine list goes, FigOly’s wine program includes more than two dozen options by-the-glass and an extensive selection of champagne and sparkling wines. Additionally, FigOly also offers the “50 Under 50” program featuring more than 50 intriguing wines from around the world, priced under $50 per bottle.  1020 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

Photo Credit: Natalie Woyshner