If there is a hotel in Los Angeles that everyone recognizes, it would be Shutters On The Beach. The iconic all white wood shutters adorned beach front hotel and resort spare no expense making guest feel the coastal living lifestyle the moment they arrive. Michael S. Smith, the Obama White House interior designer, has made it an oasis of beach chic: guest rooms have hardwood floors, cashmere throws, built-in entertainment centers and shelves stocked with thoughtfully chosen books. Shutters is ideal for those looking for laid-back California elegance and takes the craft of living well seriously. In celebration of their 25 year anniversary, Shutters on The Beach launched their Rose Beach Bar.
Perched above the beach with sweeping ocean views, a burning fireplace and a seasonal market menu, 1 Pico is the destination for upscale coastal dining. The airy beachside restaurant 1 Pico, and the café-bar Coast encourage guests lingering and sit by the window and people watch. Recently, 1 pico launched a new culinary program with new lunch menu items under the direction of Chef David Almany who’s costal-California cuisine brings seasonal market-fresh fare to 1 Pico. I have had the opportunity to visit both the Rose Beach Bar as well as dined at 1 Pico for a lovely lunch.
Honestly when I saw the menu I wanted to try everything, but given the limited amount of stomach space, we settle on these scrumptious choices and each of them were excellent! The ingredients are fresh, farm to table with many locally sourced vendors. The salads are refreshing, healthy but flavorful, not to mention the plating is very beautiful! I will let the photos do the talking because my mouth is starting to water as I type.
Hamachi Tartar: avocado, chili lime vinaigrette
Watermelon Salad: avocado, cucumber, feta, micro mint
Sweet 100 Tomatoes: persian cucumbers, red onion, mint, parsley, lemon yogurt, pita chips
Grilled Prawns: white beans, rosemary, garlic, radicchio, olives, cherry tomatoes
Grilled Prime Steak Cobb: baby kale, gorgonzola, almonds, red onion, avocado, eggs, tomato
To all my local LA readers, if you are looking for a beach front restaurant for a lovely lunch or dinner, 1 Pico is the best choice. Father’s day is this weekend, the restaurant offer an excellent Brunch menu which features many of the dishes I’ve tried and featured here. But com’on guys, do you really need a holiday to enjoy the spectacular ocean view and scrumptious food and a glass of rose? Shutters On The Beach is exemplary of coastal leisure at its finest, join them and celebrate their 25 years of iconic beach front vacation style.
**I was invited by the hotel as a guest, however all opinion and reviews are entirely my own**
Thank you for reading!
~ xo Sheree
Dress : : Amanda Uprichard (similar Here and Here)
Bag : : Staud dupe for under $40
Heels : : Manolo Blahnik inspired Dupe under $50
Earrings : : BaubleBar (comes in 4 colors)
Hat : : Treasure & Bond (on sale $18)
Photography : : Munopia