Tim Goodell, the decorated chef behind The Hollywood Roosevelt’s Public Kitchen & Bar and 25 Degrees, among the many concepts his Domaine LA has hatched in SoCal over the years (including Aubergine, Meson G, Red Pearl Kitchen, Dakota steakhouse, and Whist), is now sliding some of his eats to the hotel’s lobby every Thursday through Saturday evening after 5:00 P.M., along with four cocktails from The Library Bar, the cocktail hub helmed by Matt Biancaniello. Good news for anyone who needs a breath of fresh air from the bar’s crowded weekend scene and wants to kick back in the historic Hollywood property, but can’t dream of not imbibing along the way (this is after all, where Clark Gable raged).
Goodell his lending the lobby a Nueske’s bacon-topped Library burger, different from his Public burger for the replacement of blue cheese instead of cheddar, plus his staple of burrata served with bagnet vert, Public’s kale salad, and chicharrones with chili and lime. This marks the first time food will be available for customers at The Library Bar, while the lobby comes equipped with slow tables, seats, and couches.
Meanwhile, the cocktail menu available outside the bar combines the best known cocktails of the Library Bar’s four bartenders, including Biancaniello’s gin and agave “Roquette,” Chris Hewes’ “Seriously Dangerous” with whiskey, basil, and tomato, a ghost-pepper-salt-spiced “Kind of Indigo” from Danvy Pham, and Alex Frost’s “Zelda Fitzgerald” are all making the cut, priced at sixteen dollars a drink.