A French Experience At Sofitel’s Cattle & Claw

Some of the most enjoyable moments in traveling to France are the people and the cuisine.

Visiting vineyards and quaint restaurants gives one a different experience on how to enjoy life.

Recently, I invited Theresa Lin, “the Julia Child of Chinese Cooking,” to dinner at “The Cattle & Claw,” located within the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. The Cattle & Claw is unique, in that it is attached to a cocktail area, which serves as a club.

The restaurant however is an open area where guests can watch chefs prepare their food dishes. In addition there is a herb garden in the patio, which gives a feeling of being in the countryside of Italy.

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The Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

According to Audrey Claudin, the F and B Outlet Manager, the creation of Cattle & Claw is to provide a fun dining experience in a country type setting.

The patio, with the herb garden provides that experience. Cecile Sandral Lasborders, the Marketing and public relations manager, originally from Italy, mentioned that rather than creating a high-end French experience, the company wanted something different. They wanted everyone to have a fun dining experience, which is what Cattle & Claw is all about.

Cecile Sandral Lasborders with Theresa Lin and Pete Allman.
Cecile Sandral Lasborders with Theresa Lin and Pete Allman.

Culinary Journey

We first ordered a Lobster Bloody Mary, for Theresa, and I ordered a creative lemonade tropical drink.

Theresa ordered a Lobster Salad, which consisted of a spring mix, tomato, and champagne vinaigrette and I ordered tomato soup, with was prepared fresh. Quite a soothing taste.

Cattle and Claw Lobster.
Cattle & Claw Lobster.

Theresa ordered the main entree, consisting of a 5 oz Angus burger, half lobster, truffle fries, and a salad. I ordered Salmon with vegetables. Just the right touch.

There are other types of fries which include sweet potato fries, and Truffle fries, along with a Chickpea burger, and lobster tacos.

Dessert

The Rum Baba, a sponge-cake flavored with rum was just enough to please our sweet tooth. The Tiramisu, prepared with mascarpone cream, cocoa powder served in a glass was also delightful.

Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills Location

Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is located across from the Beverly Center at 8555 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles. Reserve your dining experience by calling 310-3583944.

Celebrity Scene News awards 4 stars for a fun, yet beautiful dining experience.

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Cattle & Claw herb garden
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Sofitel outside patio at the Cattle & Claw.

Pete Allman, “The Man on the Scene,” is based in Marina del Rey, California, concentrating on producing feature films, television projects, and commercials. Pete also has an office in Las Vegas, which he visits occasionally.

Pete is also a restaurant critic, broadcast personality and celebrity interviewer. He produces inspirational messages for television and other media.

Of all the investigations he makes, we suspect he likes critiquing restaurants the most, because he can taste the food, savor the atmosphere, interact with people, and photograph all the goodies.

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