Friday, March 25, 2011

Ray and Stark's Bar: Paint the Mid-Town Red

Ray's and Stark Bar, located adjacent to the new Resnick Pavillion at the LACMA, features an urbane outdoor patio design by famed architect Renzo Piano. The new bar and Mediterranean farm-to-table menu based on seasonal, local ingredients is named after the late film producer, Ray Stark, known for Steel Magnolias and Funny Girl.

Executive chef Kris Morningstar, fresh from executive chef positions at District and Mercantile, has put together several menus, from bar bites to dinner. The cocktail menu has been developed by Michel Dozois.

The food is solid, and the libations are too; an extra attention was given the scotch list. The well-rounded bar represents a little something for everyone, from cocktails, to spirits, to craft beers.

But the most attractive element of Ray's and Stark Bar is the setting. The moment I arrived I felt as though I were arriving at some gala event. This is going to be a hot spot in the summer, and I don’t know if you could really find a better place to be on a warm and flirtatious Los Angeles night.

(Special thanks for the invitation for this event to Wagstaff Worldwide)

Stark Bar

Ray's Mediterranean farm-to-table dining

Ray's and Stark Bar
Ray’s (restaurant)
Lunch 12-3PM (11:30AM on weekends)
Dinner 5-10PM
Closed Wednesdays

Stark Bar
Closed Wednesdays
Call 323-857-6180

No comments: