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First course options: Wedge Caesar salad, Chopped Greek salad, Tuna tartare lettuce cups

Acclaimed restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian brings the coasts together for lunch

By Karen Young

Set against the backdrop of the Beverly Canon Gardens, an immaculately landscaped green space with artfully designed water fountains, seating areas, and walkways, you’ll find one of Beverly Hills’ newest culinary hotspots: Georgie at Montage Beverly Hills. The first West Coast restaurant from East Coast restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian—who is also an acclaimed Food Network star, Iron Chef, and best-selling cookbook author—exudes New York sophistication, California whimsy, and European flair.

Throughout the dining room, patio, and bar, a palette of soothing shades of blue, gray, ivory, beige, and a hint of pink, mix with wood tables and lush greenery. A creative Modern American menu reflects the mood with locally sourced ingredients accented with eclectic global flavors.

BBE subscribers now have the perfect opportunity to liven up the middle of the day: a two-course special for just $30 per person. Start with a choice of internationally inspired starters: Caesar salad with Little Gem wedges tossed in a light anchovy vinaigrette and topped with delicately shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano; tuna tartare on butter leaf lettuce cups, along with avocado cubes, cucumber, and radish, drizzled with sesame-chile vinaigrette; or the beautifully plated chopped Greek salad with Roma tomatoes, thickly sliced French feta, black olives, and a sprinkling of fine herbs.
The second course offers three substantial entrées: decadent short rib ravioli topped with tender hen of the woods (aka maitake) mushrooms in a rich mustard cream sauce; al dente spaghetti and veal meatballs mixed with a slightly spicy San Marzano tomato sauce, fried basil leaves, and Parmigiano-Reggiano; and tender sliced chicken breast with a lemon piccata sauce, grilled broccolini, and roasted fingerling potatoes.

Add on some extras to celebrate your afternoon good fortune with handcrafted cocktails by Brian Van Flandern. The Georgie Gerber is a tongue-in-cheek homage to George Clooney and Rande Gerber’s tequila company, Casamigos, with the addition of Gerber’s peach baby food, fresh lime juice, agave nectar, and egg white, while the Hollywood Park brings together Knob Creek Bourbon and Hennessy V.S.O.P. cognac with fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and mint. Then again, the signature martini cart holds a special charm, too.

Perhaps a good way to close it out is with donut bites with mascarpone cream, the Georgie cookie board, or the chocolate soufflé with bay leaf and vanilla Anglaise. You can always walk it off with a window-shopping stroll along nearby Rodeo Drive and be all LA about it.

Second course options: (clockwise from top) Chicken piccata, Fresh spaghetti, Short rib ravioli

BBE exclusive prix fixe lunch

Available 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily

first course (choose one)
Tuna tartare lettuce cups—butter leaf lettuce, avocado, cucumber, radish, and sesame-chili vinaigrette
Wedge Caesar salad—Little Gem lettuce, anchovy vinaigrette, and Parmigiano-Reggiano
Chopped Greek salad—heirloom tomatoes, French feta, black olives, and pickled onions

second course (choose one)
Fresh spaghetti—veal meatballs, fried basil, San Marzano tomatoes, and Parmigiano-Reggiano
Short rib ravioli—mushroom and mustard cream sauce
Chicken piccata—roasted fingerling potatoes, grilled broccoli, and lemon piccata sauce

$30 per person (tax and gratuity not included)

hours

Breakfast: 7 AM–11 AM daily
Lunch: 11:30 AM–2:30 PM daily
Dinner: Mon–Sat 6 PM–9:30 PM; Sun 6 PM–9 PM
Bar: 11AM–12:30 AM daily

price range

$16 (native Bibb lettuces salad) to $59 (Dover sole)
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