March 19, 1990 |
Sex Discrimination Suit: Attorney Gloria Allred filed a class-action sex discrimination lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking to require two restaurants, Ma Maison/Sofitel Hotel & Restaurant and Citrus, to hire women, not just men, to wait on tables. The suit was filed on behalf of Kellye McKinna, 29, who said she was never permitted to wait on tables in the formal dining room at Ma Maison. (Filed March 5, 1990, Case No. C754109)
March 2, 1989 |
DEAR SOS: The Citrus restaurant on Melrose Avenue has the most delicious creme brulee. I would love to have the recipe. --ALMA DEAR ALMA: You, me and a few million people out there would like the recipe. Let's share it. CITRUS CREME BRULEE 10 eggs, separated 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup milk 2 1/4 cup whipping cream 1 tablespoon vanilla 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed Mix egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar until well combined and sugar has dissolved.
August 6, 1987
The wedding ceremony--simple and light-hearted--lasted about seven minutes. Eight hours later the wedding reception was still going strong, showing few signs of abatement. But anyone who knows ebullient Michel Richard, chef-partner at Citrus restaurant on Melrose Avenue, would not expect his wedding to Laurence Retourne to be anything but joyous celebration. Richard's fellow chefs turned out in force to provide a memorable wedding luncheon and reception.
March 12, 1992 |
Thalians President Debbie Reynolds and Board Chairman Ruta Lee presented a check for $488,000 to Joseph N. Mitchell, chairman of the board of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in February. The check marks another payment toward the group's latest $2-million pledge. To date, Thalians has raised more than $21 million for the hospital. Children's Bureau of Los Angeles will receive $200,000 netted from the Feb. 2 "Tip-A-King '92" benefit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1993
Complaining that Los Angeles' strict anti-smoking ordinance is hurting their business, about a dozen restaurateurs, from the most renowned to the little-known, appealed to Mayor Richard Riordan and City Council members Tuesday to lessen the restrictions. The restaurant owners met at Citrus restaurant on Melrose Avenue to sign a letter asking city officials to give eating establishments some relief from the smoking ban, which went into effect Aug. 2.
July 1, 1999 |
Restaurateur Moe Ghazi, owner of the popular Caffe Panini in Corona del Mar, has taken over management of Odessa restaurant in Laguna Beach, changed its menu, installed a new head chef and soon will be changing its name and opening for lunch. Ghazi said he has replaced Odessa's French-New Orleans style cuisine with a palette of European and Pacific Rim offerings under the supervision of chef Chris Felippa, formerly of Citrus restaurant in Los Angeles.