Have you ever heard of Cali-French cuisine? Wilfrid Hocquet, a South of France chef trained in Michelin-starred brigades (Alain Ducasse, Daniel Boulud…), combines French technique with seasonal, Californian farm-fresh ingredients. Among his irreproachable and yet relaxed dishes, you’ll find: hamachi crudo with cubes of cantaloupe, honeydew and calamansi (a work of art), sherry beetroot risotto (so good you’ll want to lick the plate clean), meager with artichokes, zucchini and saffron sauce (incredible to find meager in California!), tender cheeks of beef with the creamiest polenta… For a quick meal, order the corn soup (served like an espresso) and a slice of pâté en croute served with peach compote, pickles and vinaigrette jus: in two bites, you’ll quickly understand the chef’s pedigree! Georgie also chose Cali-French looks for its design (orchestrated by John and Christine Gachot), South of France vibe in the cafe and American fifties look in the dining room. The waiters proudly wear a royal blue tuxedo, waltzing like Mad Men protagonists between the large plants and couches. Here’s a tip: book Georgie for a casual dinner outside, or for an intimate meal in the kitchen. Either in front of the chef or in the shaded patio, you’ll get a better taste of the union between the South of France and Southern California…

 

Where? 225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

When? Monday-Sunday 7-12:30AM

What? georgierestaurant.com

How? (310) 860-7970 or OpenTable


Style: French

Price: Starters $15-28, Entrées $25-59

Neighborhood: Beverly Hills

Best for: Dinner