Tres by José Andrés is located in the lobby of the SLS Hotel, just to the right of the Bazaar’s entrance. My love for Chef Andrés (and his cooking) have been well documented (links below), so of course I had to reserve a night to experience the “sophisticated and secluded sanctuary peppered with cozy nooks, books and fireplaces, blending the soul of home with the luxury of exceptional dining and service.” (Right On!)
I’d been to the space near the hotel check-in many times before, usually to have a quick drink before the Bazaar opened next door (I like going early). For those of you who haven’t been to the Bazaar because the concept seems a bit, well BIZARRE… think about dining at Tres next door, a sort of “Bazaar Prelude” if you will. The flavors are the same, just served up in a more casual setting, without the showy (fun!), modern techniques (which I personally love).
From the Tres website:
“Culinary highlights at Trés include daily afternoon tea and weekend brunch infused with Chef Andrés’ unique perspective. Brunch features tabletop displays of caviar, cheese and cured meats, specialty smoked salmon and inventive egg dishes, accompanied by crafty cocktails ranging from Cava mimosas to a Brazilian Screwdriver made with freshly pressed tangerines. Afternoon tea, served seven days a week, showcases traditional sweets and savories paired with a premium selection of distinctive teas and coffees.”
Dinner at Tres:
Our good friend (Bazaar’s pastry chef) Waylynn Lucas stopped by our table at Tres to say hello, so we popped over to the Bazaar’s Patisserie after dinner at Tres.
Lovely Lissette filling up a gorgeous pink box with assorted chocolates!
Note: The SLS Hotel is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Oct). More info here
Tres by José Andrés
465 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90048
Website Includes full menus for Breakfast/Brunch/Tea/Lunch/Dinner
Dining Date: 10/16/10 (with Peter)