DINING DIARY LA | VIVIANE / by Brackett Bilodeau

Image courtesy of la.eater.com

Image courtesy of la.eater.com

Mid-century glam meets West Coast cool in Michael Hung’s Beverly Hills sunny hotel eatery. From breakfast to dinner and everything in between, Viviane serves up bright American fare atop sleek, simple wooden tables and muted earthenware, all surrounded by soft shades of green ever-so-slightly inspired by mid-century modern design and kissed by contemporary elements at the hands of Kelly Wearstler.

The Avalon Hotel’s new cornerstone draws locals, hotel guests, and passers-by alike from sunup to sundown with both its quaint interior seating and chic poolside digs as Hung helms the kitchen alongside Ryan Wainwright at the bar. Think lemon ricotta pancakes with Riesling roasted figs for breakfast or brunch (not complete without a reinvented cosmopolitan), herb-crusted hen at lunchtime, and for dinner, a shellfish boudin blanc or seared duck breast and confit leg en croûte with sweet potato toffee pudding with compressed Asian pear and spiced ice milk for dessert. It seems we’ve got a hit on our hands; contact your Attaché for reservations and more menu picks.