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February 16, 2010updated Feb 11, 2013

Beverly Hills Hotel Serves Up Oscar-Themed Specialties

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Beverly Hills – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine

As the 82nd Academy Awards approach, the famed Polo Lounge and The Polo Lounge Bar through Oscar night, Sunday, March 7, 2010.

Executive Chef Alex Chen has put the final cut on 12 menu selections to be served in weekly 3-course lunch combinations at The Polo Lounge. Not to be outdone, Beverage Manager Anthony Santiago has led the creation of 10 specialty cocktails pegged to “Best Picture” nominees at The Polo Lounge Bar.

Weekly 3-course “Best Picture” themed menus are priced by the item for lunch at The Polo Lounge; Oscar-inspired specialty cocktails are $18 at The Polo Lounge Bar:

Week of February 8:

District 9 -Santa Barbara spot “Prawn” bisque, butter poached crab “Claw,” brandy crème fraiche -Specialty cocktail: Alien Juice

Avatar -Crispy duck “Leg” confit, “Forest” wild mushroom ragout, braised cabbage, Granny Smith apples, anise-scented jus -Specialty cocktail: Eywa Soul

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Up -Pineapple “Up”side-down cake with rum raisin ice cream -Specialty cocktail: Skyy’s The Limit

Week of February 15:

Precious -“Precious” gem lettuce salad, crispy bacon, buttermilk fried onions, shaved radish, blue cheese dressing -Specialty cocktail: Fresh Start

Inglorious Basterds -Braised butternut squash quiche, “Farmhouse” artisan goat cheese, Santa Monica greens, “German” mustard vinaigrette -Specialty cocktail: Nations Pride

Up in the Air -“Mile High” mocha ice cream pie -Specialty cocktail: Jet Setter

Week of February 22:

Up -Smoked salmon “soufflé,” frisee and cucumber salad, sunny-side “Up” quail egg -Specialty cocktail: Skyy’s The Limit

An Education -Oxford pub “Fish n Chips,” mushy peas, hand-cut chips, malt vinegar -Specialty cocktail: Learn Without Reading

A Serious Man -“Rocky Road” brownie sundae -Specialty cocktail: No Laughing Matter

Week of March 1:

Inglorious Basterds -Traditional “Matzo” ball soup, mini “Croque Monsieur,” “Black Forest” ham, gruyere cheese -Specialty cocktail: Nation’s Pride

The Blind Side -“Big Mike” grilled prime beef sandwich, crusty baguette, “Mississippi”-style cole slaw, “Draft” beer-battered onion rings -Specialty cocktail: The Underdog

The Hurt Locker -“Explosive” Key Lime pie, mango rum, sauce and strawberry ice cream -Specialty cocktail: The Diffusion

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