By Vic Gerami
For two weeks only, a taste of Italy will delight Southern California at Montage Beverly Hills and Montage Laguna Beach through a one-of-a-kind culinary takeover from Lake Como’s renowned Grand Hotel Tremezzo. The property’s Executive Chef Osvaldo Presazzi, who studied under late master of Italian cuisine, Gualtiero Marchesi, will deliver authentic traditional Italian flavor through specials and curated menus in Beverly Hills and Laguna Beach, transforming the way Southern Californians think of Italian dining forever.
Chef Presazzi and Sous-Chefs Roberto Nese and Davide Somaschini will be cooking up the most celebrated dishes from Grand Hotel Tremezzo’s famous menu, and diners have the following to look forward to:
Montage Beverly Hills, Wednesday, January 29 – Saturday, February 1
Grand dinner featuring a five-course prix fixe menu at The Restaurant on Saturday, February 1 – dishes include Riso, oro e zafferano, a signature dish at La Terrazza Gualtiero Marchesi; lobster on pepper sauce; wild seabass with tomato, green olive, capers and celery sauce; filet of veal with chicken liver, black truffle Gualtiero Marchesi style; and ovis mollis mille-feuille, mascarpone mousse, and wild berries – each of which is of course paired perfectly with rare Italian wines from the region of Lombardy *$150 per person for dinner only, $215 per person with wine pairings
Montage Beverly Hills | 225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, 90210
Montage Laguna Beach, Sunday, February 2 – Saturday, February 8
Grand dinner with wine pairing at Studio on Wednesday, February 5 – dishes include Riso, oro e zafferano, a signature dish at La Terrazza Gualtiero Marchesi; lobster on pepper sauce; wild seabass with tomato, green olive, capers and celery sauce; filet of veal with chicken liver, black truffle Gualtiero Marchesi style; and ovis mollis mille-feuille, mascarpone mousse, and wild berries *$150 per person for dinner only, $215 per person with wine pairings
A la carte specials at The Loft from Thursday, February 6 – Saturday, February 8 – dishes include lobster macaroni; eggplant timbale and tomato sauce; duck breast with candied lemon
Montage Laguna Beach | 30801 South Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, 92651
Diners may book reservations online for The Restaurant at Montage Beverly Hills here and Studio at Montage Laguna Beach here. I’ve also included more information on the Chef Presazzi below for your reference, and would be happy to answer any questions you might have.
ABOUT GRAND HOTEL TREMEZZO
The Grand Hotel Tremezzo is an iconic art nouveau masterpiece sitting on the western shores of Lake Como. With views spanning the crystalline waters towards Bellagio and the Grigne mountains, they treat guests to sumptuous accommodation, three pools, a lakeside private beach and lavish private park, all with the warmest hospitality all’italiana.
Standing tall on the shores of the lake, the art nouveau façade hides magnificent halls, elegant dining rooms and a grand staircase. All done up in plush period décor – with the modern luxuries you’d expect from the most comfortable of homes, of course – to take you back to those marvelous years of excessive joy and treat you to an unforgettable vacation.
For more information and reservation, please visit GrandHotelTremezzo.com