• Restaurant Recommendation: Crustacean Beverly Hills

     
    POSTED February 13, 2019
     

    The iconic Crustacean Beverly Hills is event-ready.

Crustacean Beverly Hills, the groundbreaking restaurant that brought Euro-Vietnamese fusion cuisine to Southern California, reopened in March 2018, after an eight-month, $10 million redesign. With elegant adjustable walls, the new floor plan offers the versatility to accommodate everything from intimate private dinners to large corporate events. Private dining options range from the Santa Monica Room, with or without the Patio Lounge, which can accommodate 35 guests for a sit-down event, and the Bedford Bar & Lounge (50 seated; 80 for cocktails) to a full restaurant buyout (capacity 150 seated; 250 reception).

No dinner at Crustacean, as regulars will remind you, would be complete without Chef An’s Famous Garlic Noodles. Other standout dishes include tuna cigars, served, of course, in a cigar box, complete with smoke; Himalayan salt block steak; crispy duck egg rolls; Vietnamese wagyu tartare and the hearts of palm vegan “crab” cakes. The bar program includes a wellness take on classics, with drinks like the Turmeric Mule and Artichoke Old-Fashioned. Crustacean’s event team can design customized menus that spotlight a company’s theme, branding and logo, and the in-house creative team is also available to handle every detail from live music entertainment to invites and personalized party favors.

The time is right; the stage is set. Groups are ready to meet face to face again, and the four-star luxury hotel MGM Grand Detroit is ready to welcome you back.

According to MPI’s report “Spring 2021 Meetings Outlook,” three-quarters of meeting professionals predict a face-to-face event this calendar year. And that definitely rings true for Lisa Williams, executive director of sales for the hotel.

 

Baldamar’s location—next to the Von Maur at Rosedale Center—might give the wrong first impression. The hip, fine dining restaurant is a fresh concept for the area, one that could easily fit into a more foodie-centric area. Randy Stanley, owner of 6Smith in Wayzata, calls Baldamar a legacy restaurant that just happens to be next a mall (he similarly describes 6Smith as a restaurant that happens to have a lake attached). “I’ve always liked this part of the Twin Cities,” says Stanley. “I love the thriving, local community.

 

Sometimess a boardroom just won't cut it for a meeting. When you want to lighten the mood, create a fun atmosphere or invite your team to an elevated happy hour, consider booking space in one of Colorado’s many distilleries. 

From breathtaking mountain views and intimate event spaces to cock- tail-making classes and sampling sessions, distilleries offer a comfortable setting for meetings, events, team-building and everything in between.