Mother’s Day Round up

It's the mother load...

It’s that time again, celebrating and honoring the women who raised us, fed us, and made sure the bed bugs didn’t bite. Although mommy is there for us all 365 days a year, Mother’s Day reminds us to show how much we love and appreciate her, but how do we top last year?! No, seriously.. how? Where do we even start? Here are some options:

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Open: The Royce Wood-Fired

Fine dining and ambiance at The Royce

Comfortably nestled in the residential heart of Pasadena, the Langham boasts the refined ambiance and elegance from a forgotten era. The Royce Wood-Fired,  Pasadena, CA remains the  flagship restaurant after its introduction two years ago. Yet one month ago, a new Chef de Cuisine, Anthony Zappola, helmed the operation to create a new take on the American Steakhouse. Complete with aged American beef, Wagyu, Japanese Kobe cuts and a smattering of seafood and vegetables, prepare to be indulged.
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Gastronomy in the Garden at The Royce

Talk about use of local produce

As we continue to grow more conscious of our carbon footprint and the ways we affect our world, the way that we eat has also gained much attention. From fair trade issues to the slow food movement to the locavore movement, chefs are actively green and environmentally conscious now more than ever. Last week, Chef David Feau of The Royce at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, CA held a special dinner – Gastronomy in the Garden, introducing their organic and eventually self-sustaining garden at The Royce.  Read More

Black truffles and foie gras dinner at the Royce at the Langham

Two February dinners

The Royce in Pasadena is throwing two dinners celebrating truffles and regional cuisine from the southwest of France. On February 8 and 9, chef David Féau is presenting a six-course tasting menu featuring “fresh, local produce and the finest products from around the world” with the main focus on black truffles. Dinner is $180 per person or $250 per person with wine pairings.

The second event, on February 28 and 29, features Ariane Daguin, founder and owner of D’Artagnan along with chef David Féau and Sommelier Eric Espuny for a five-course tasting menu. The menu includes game, foie gras, cassoulet, and other regional specialties from the Pyrenees, plus wine pairings. Dinner is $95 per person or $150 per person with wine pairings. For reservations call 626-585-6410. 1401 South Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106.

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The Royce at The Langham celebrates their one year anniversary

Greatest hits prix fixe menu + new creations

The Royce at the Langham in Pasadena is having a week long event featuring the best dishes of the past and a preview of the future. From November 15 – November 19, the five course Chef’s Tasting Menu gives you two options for each course for $95 and includes dessert. Reservations required and the a la carte menu will be unavailable during the event. Call (626) 585-6410 or book online.

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Lentil du Puy from chef David Féau of The Royce

Here is a special recipe and one of the most popular dishes at The Royce from chef David Féau at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, CA.
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‘The Royce at the Langham’s’ Chef de Cuisine David Féau

From farming to fine dining

Chef David Féau‘s long list of culinary accomplishments range from Corporate Executive Chef of the Patina group, former protégé of Guy Savoy, and he was named one of the six best chefs in France under 30 by Le Chef Magazine. Chef David now finds himself as the Chef de Cuisine of The Royce at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, CA introducing a new kind of fine dining cuisine to the Angeleno palate. Read More