Cocktails at Kate Mantilini: Kate Mantilini, celebrating its 25th year, announced a new cocktail program. The Beverly Hills restaurant -- founded by Harry Lewis, who also started the Hamburger Hamlet chain in 1950 -- has tapped Devon Espinosa to create a golden-age-of-Hollywood cocktail menu. All cocktails are $12 and include: Key Largo, made with Sailor Jerry's spiced rum, coconut, lime and falernum; Cardinali with Bombay dry gin, Dolin Blanc and Campari; Don Draper, an old-fashioned of Buffalo Trace bourbon, Carpano Antica vermouth, Jelnick Fernet and Allspice Dram; Table 24 -- Dewar's White Label, St-Germain, lemon, ginger, honey and blackberries; Passion for Hamlet with Russian Standard vodka, passionfruit, lemon and house-made grenadine; Cucumber Ricky with El Jimador tequila, lime, cucumbers and soda; Chartreuse Swizzle with green Chartreuse, lime, pineapple and falernum; and Winter Julep -- Apple Jack, spiced syrup, mulled apple cider and mint. 9101 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 278-3699, www.katemantilini.com.
Spice Table's new menu: Chef Bryant Ng of the Spice introduces a new menu, mixing favorites from the downtown restaurants original menu with both traditional and innovative Singaporean and Vietnamese dishes. Some new offerings: Singaporean “carrot cake”; grilled beef salad; dried pho with marrow broth; duck rice; grilled country pork chops; fried dough with beef and potato curry; and Third Floor Bee Hoon, a dish with vermicelli noodles, shrimp, eggs and char siu. Ng, a Campanile alum, says he's adapted the shut restaurant's flattened chicken dish as an homage. 114 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 620-1840, www.thespicetable.com.