Summer BBQ at The Roof Garden

June 13, 2013

in appetizers, food events, restaurant

When I last visited The Roof Garden at The Peninsula Beverly Hills, I was with Poom, and didn’t have a bite to eat. This time, I had one of everything…

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…thanks to a special tasting of their summer BBQ menu.

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Our lucky group began with appetizers around the fire pit…

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…Vegan Quinoa Tacos…

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…Watermelon Gazpacho…

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…Mezcal Oysters…

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…and Short Rib Sliders.

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Ate everything, down to the onion garnish – but just a sip of the soup.

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As Chef David Codney fired up the grill…

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…we took our seats…

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…and dug into the main entrees – Smoked Baby Back Ribs with Maple Sugar and Mustard Cure…

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…Australian Rock Lobster Tail with Yuzu and White Soy Butter…

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…28 Days Dry-Aged Harvey’s Guss Tomahwak Steak with a House-made, Oak-Aged Steak Glaze…

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…Grilled Ahi Tuna with Apricot and Pickled Red Pearl Onions…

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…Prime Skirt Steak with Charred Jalapeño Chimichurri Glaze…

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…and Char Siu BBQ Duck Tacos with Preserved Mushroom and Napa Cabbage Slaw.

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Sauces – Carolina Mustard, Peach-Cider Vinegar and Dr. Pepper Mop. I tried all three and got to take home a sample of the latter…

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…also on the table were Gigante White Beans with Cilantro + Pickled Salad.

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Just a taste of that…

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…and about half of everything else.

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I did polish off all the Purple Okinawa Sweet Potato…

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…the Caramelized Honey Cornbread…

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…plus every single dessert!

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Srawberry Rhubarb Tart…

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…Apricot Melba…

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…and Caramel Garden.

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Happiest of Hump Days – unfortunately, you’ll have to wait until the weekend to experience it – this menu is only available Saturday and Sundays (5-9pm) through September 1st.

{ 7 comments }

1 Caitlin June 13, 2013 at 7:43 am
2 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet June 13, 2013 at 8:11 am

Ah, awesome – thanks Caitlin!!!!

3 Biz June 13, 2013 at 8:22 am

Wow – everything looks amazing! Not only the food but the view too. Glad you got to taste it all!

4 Lisa June 13, 2013 at 8:35 am

I’m so jelly!!!

5 Tamara June 13, 2013 at 8:43 am

Oh my goodness, I want one of each! Especially the sliders and quinoa tacos. What lovely presentations on everything!

6 Lindsay June 13, 2013 at 10:39 am

I am starving just looking at that! We have moved from S. Korea this summer to HAWAII, I miss my kimchi already, but at least we have a Whole Foods and I’m bustin out the grill this weekend!!

7 Cindy June 13, 2013 at 3:48 pm

I would gladly fly to LA to be your plus one on one of these outings! It would be worth every penny. Good food, good company. :)

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