My love for the Peninsula began when I was a little girl reading Eloise at the Plaza, dreaming that one day I would be able to live in a hotel and drink tea. Living in Indiana there was no Plaza hotel nor was it normal to have afternoon tea; however, we lived about three hours away from Chicago, Illinois, home to the Peninsula hotel. The Peninsula Hotel had the most magnificent tea room my little eyes had seen and so after having lunch in this room, I knew I was hooked. Thankfully, even though I moved to Los Angeles, there was also a Peninsula in Beverly Hills.
When I venture to the Peninsula Beverly Hills, I no longer dream about having afternoon tea, but instead dream about the most delicious truffle macaroni and cheese. This decadent dish is best served while wearing a robe and sitting on the most comfortable Peninsula bed, aka room service. When I do leave the room, I head to the Roof Garden at the Peninsula and first indulge in the bread basket provided which includes moist zucchini bread and crunchy rosemary parmesan crackers. Hopefully not full at this point, I order the falafel wraps to share for the table which are always warm on top of cold hummus and wet lettuce. After this point I am starting to get really full and opt to share either fish tacos or the veggie burger. The Peninsula definitely has a big spot on my list of favorite foods and even snacks as I tend to order the truffle popcorn late at night!
9882 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212