Sharing the sun-drenched 26th floor rooftop with the BLUE pool deck, The Ritz-Carlton’s plentiful herb garden boasts unique strains of mint, basil, chervil, chives and fennel, to name a few. Along with lemons and limes, skinny trees bloom beautiful red flowers, continuing their growth towards plump pomegranates, plucked for cocktail hour, two levels down. Below in WP 24, equally sweeping views welcomed us into their bar and lounge. Separate from the restaurant’s intimate dining room and prix fixe menu, the lounge’s low slung tables and flat screen TVs provide ideal quarters for groups gathering before a game at LA Live or for post-meeting drinks.
From 5-7 pm, enjoy a Verbena Lemonade or Cucumber Basil Martini alongside four savory treats all for $24. Taken from Wolfgang’s signature Asian-fusion inspired menu, our chopsticks met Maine lobster and prawn spring rolls, spicy chicken “Dan Dan” Dumplings, Pork Belly “Bao Buns,” as well as bone beef ribs braised in a satisfyingly sweet black bean sauce. Sufficiently full, we still felt compelled to order the crunchy Tempura Green Beans (always a smart move). Served alongside a crave-worthy curry aioli, WP 24’s must-try-snack is a perfect salty complement to their summer sips.
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Victor and Mary
Couple and business partners, Victor and Mary, blog and manage La Bonne Maison, a chef-driven catering and event planning company in Boston. Victor and Mary are avid eaters, travelers and outdoor-enthusiasts. As regular contributors to JustLuxe.com they offer their unique perspectives on restaurants, hotels, luxury products, and wellness… they’re always on the search for a new angle to cover or ju...(Read More)