Lucques Restaurant Group will be taking over food services at the Hollywood Bowl starting in 2016.
The LA-based group is known for its flagship restaurant called Lucques in West Hollywood, along with some other favorites, including a.o.c. and Tavern. Owners Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne will enter into a 10-year contract with the venue manager, the L.A. Philharmonic, taking over long-time service from the Patina Restaurant Group.
For the up-coming season, Lucques will partner up with a hospitality team out of the Sodexo Leisure division to figure out completely new dining options and to improve service at the Bowl.
In a release in August, L.A. Philharmonic director Gail Samuel said: “This partnership will carry on the time-honored tradition of dining at the Bowl while providing concert-goers with enhanced choices that are completely unique to this venue.”
Since 2000, Patina provided high-class dining options for Bowl attendees with its sit-down restaurants such as Wine Bar and The Rooftop Grill, which served up dishes like duck confit tortellini and shook up some soju cocktails. Patina also provided private box service and picnic basket options.
There’s no word on what the menu at the Bowl is going to look like next year, but you know that it’s gonna be fancy and Instagramable. It’s Hollywood, so what do you expect?