Alain Giraud Pops Up at First & Hope for New Year’s Eve


Ever since Anisette closed in October, Alain Giraud has kept pretty busy–he’s popped up at Drago Centro, Test Kitchen, Providence and Cheval Blanc–and now you’ll catch him at First & Hope for a New Year’s Eve blowout, complete with Champagne toasts and a cabaret singer. Consider this yet another preview for his forthcoming Maison Giraud, set to open in Pacific Palisades sometime in 2011. So what’s Giraud’s last meal for 2010?


Amuse Bouche

First Course
Egg & Caviar, Light Custard, Crème Fraiche, USA Caviar
Jumbo Crab Salad with Citrus and apple Salad, Micro Greens

Second Course
Asparagus Risotto with Green Asparagus, Aged Parmesan, Fine Herbs
Pan Roasted Maine Scallops with Pistachios, and Meyer lemon Emulsion

Third Course
Turbot Filet, Leeks, Mushrooms and Champagne Sauce
Beef Tenderloin, Winter Vegetables, Fingerlings and Black Truffles Sauce

Fourth Course
New Year Dessert Plate with Chocolate& Hazelnut Crunch, Mandarine ‘Sorbet’, Coffee-Cardamon Crème Brûlée


Early seating (4:30 or 5 p.m.) is $85 for three courses in the bar or dining room, and $110 in cabaret lounge; premiere seating (7:30 or 8 p.m.) is $120 for four courses in bar or dining room, and $140 in cabaret lounge; and late-night seating (10:15 p.m.) is $95 for three courses in cabaret lounge only.