The Peninsula Beverly Hills
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Lunch When You Want At The Peninsula Hotel’s Cabanas
Time seems to move slowly under the poolside cabanas at the Peninsula Hotel. White curtains layered under a dark-blue canvas move steadily with cool air, and sunlight creates patterns of shade and warmth on the surrounding lounge chairs. While you’re welcome to spend the day letting the melting ice in your serving bar’s bucket move faster than you, expect to be a little faster at lunch. You won’t want to waste any time tasting the fresh ingredients of Executive Chef David Codney’s menu. As part of the “Endless Summer” package at the cabanas, you can enjoy two seasonal bites from the hotel’s restaurant, the Roof Garden, in the peace of your own space. The menu is distinctly Californian – with items like fish tacos topped with mango pico de gallo and a lobster B.L.T. curved around sweet potato fries – and some of its flavor is cut from the property’s garden. Start with the watermelon salad, which is tossed with bright heirloom tomatoes, feta, fennel, and lemon, or save it until after you’ve finished the main course. Since a lunch hour at your cabana can happen when you’re ready, you can mold the routine.
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