March 20, 2012 |
Hotels in Beverly Hills want you to come for breakfast -- and stay awhile. L'Ermitage, the Montage and six other properties are offering free breakfast and a free night for those who stay at least two or three nights. The deal: The Breakfast in Beverly Hills package features daily breakfast and a free night for those who pay for two or three nights at L'Ermitage, Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive, Avalon Hotel, Beverly Hilton, Maison 140,...
April 25, 1989 |
The evening began with the French way of greeting, hellos followed by a flurry of kisses on both sides of the cheeks. The French also have their way of putting on a dinner party, which was really what Sunday night's festivities were all about. The dinner laid to rest the theory that too many cooks spoil the consomme. Michel Richard of Citrus, Jean-Claude Bourlier of Le Dome, Patrick Healy from Champagne, Claude Alrivy from Le Chardonnay and Michel Blanchet from L'Ermitage toiled together in Blanchet's kitchen preparing a five-course meal--the caloric count of which, one guest pointed out, was "off the wall."
January 26, 1986 |
Trends in the hotel industry through 1990s are expected to center on market-share increase, stratification, economical justification for an operation, greater profits through increased performance evaluation of management companies and operational analysis. These points were stressed by R. Britton Colbert, director of Leisure Times Advisory Board of Laventhol & Horwath at a Hyatt Wilshire luncheon program of the Los Angeles chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services.
February 21, 1986 |
Ashkenazy Enterprises, which runs some of the toniest hotels in the Los Angeles area, filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday to head off a foreclosure by Southern California Savings & Loan on one of its hotels in West Hollywood. The hotel and real estate company said it filed a petition in Los Angeles under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code that will allow it to continue normal operations while it draws up a reorganization plan to pay off creditors.
July 18, 1991 |
Restaurant dining in Los Angeles took a giant step forward when the late Jean Bertranou opened L'Ermitage 16 years ago. It's come to epitomize fine dining in this city, and the restaurant's closing last week was a surprise to Los Angeles diners. It was also, it turns out, a surprise to its chef, Michel Blanchet. Blanchet, who had been with the restaurant since its opening, says the decision was a bit unexpected.
February 23, 1990 |
One of Los Angeles' most elegant and expensive restaurants celebrated its 15th anniversary this week. On Sunday, the owners of L'Ermitage, 730 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 652-5840, invited former chefs to come back and cook for a party. On Monday, the restaurant rolled its prices back to what they were when the doors first opened. But what about Tuesday and Wednesday and . . .? After all this time, I wondered, how's the restaurant really holding up? Very well, thank you.