Michael Hepworth




Beverly Hills (Spiritsman) 9/24/19/–The beloved Beverly Hills restaurant CRUSTACEAN has just launched the Red Hour every Wednesday from 4-7 pm taking place in the lounge and bar area. The restaurant moved To its new location in March 2018 and the celebrities and good food lovers have never stopped coming to this upscale Vietnamese Eaterie for the last twenty years. There isalso some very exciting news about the upstairs section which will be opening up as DA LAT ROSE on or about November 8th as an upscale dining experience lastingabout two hours with a nine course tasting menu priced at $225. In addition, Crustacean is the first ever recipient of a prestigious award from the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center titled Pioneer Award in Culinary Arts. The star chefs at Crustacean are of course Helene An and Tony Nguyen and the accolades along with achievements and reputation are known worldwide.

However getting back to the Red Hour we got the chance to taste all of the appetizers being served where prices range between $12-14 a plate which is about 25% below the regular price. Of course you are also paying for the exciting atmosphere and buzz at the restaurant along with live music and of course the outstanding service. There are about ten light bites/appetizers on the Red Hour menu and after trying all of them (albeit small portions) there are two or three of them that warrant outstanding reviews. Let’s start with the Impossible Crispy Vegan Roll which is adorned with cranberries and Haricot Vert. Equally impressive were the Chicken & Sweet Potato Dumplings with Madras Pumpkin Seeds so exquisitely prepared by the chefs in the kitchen. Also let’s not forget about the Shitake Mushroom Sashimi in a Truffle Ponzu. One nice touch for the food was the addition of the Tuna Cigars that are a regular menu item and are served in a cigar box. The special cocktails that have been prepared for the Red Hour by chief bartender Yanni Pediaditis range from delightfully pleasant to absolutely spiteful in nature. Gin lovers will want to try the Emperor’s Favorite which features Empress Gin which is a gin with Indian heritage that is quickly making a name for itself in the ever evolving cocktail world. In this one the mixologist has cleverly added Blueberry Lavender, Lemon Juice, Cream Yvette and Egg White.

Tequila lovers will want to go for the Komodo’s Veil that is complemented with Chareau Aloe Liquor, Cucumber, Lime and Thai Chili infused lemongrass. Rodeo Sunset features Remy 1738 with Amaro Montenegro. Lemon and Strawberry For a drink that you can just sip and watch the beautiful people of Beverly Hills do their thing. However star of the show is certainly the BAD ASS which loves up to its name. Very potent libation featuring 10 year Whispering Pig Rye spiced up with Punt eMes and Campari.

Crustacean-468 N.Bedford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Valet Parking-$12 Garage Parking $5 till 10pm
Crustacean Beverly Hills



Michael Hepworth

287 S.Robertson Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211


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