Just over a week ago, The Langham Hotel in Pasadena threw open the doors to its newly cheffed, newly renovated restaurant and bar, The Royce and The Tap Room, respectively. Before its renovation, The Royce was home to The Dining Room, a restaurant that landed on the destination foodie map thanks to Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggio who departed in July to pursue his own venture. In his place Patina alum David Feau was hired, and since November 12 he has been firing up a seasonal New American menu. The French-born chef has cooked through kitchens in Paris, New York City, and most recently scored a gig as Executive Chef for Café Pinot, and from there went on to become the Corporate Executive Chef of Patina Restaurant Group’s west coast culinary operation. But now he has landed at The Langham. And definitely has big shoes to fill.
Let's take a look inside the The Johnson Studio-designed space (26 photos in all). Upon entering The Royce to the left and right sits the white room and the red room, a glassed-in wine cellar for whites, across from which sits a warmer room with wooden paneling for reds. Walk into the main dining room, tons of white and blue; white tufted sofas, large comfy white chairs, definitely feels new and sleek, even a bit aquatic.
Behind a glass wall imprinted with pale green leaves sits the chef's table, a seat here runs $125 a head and offers a view into Chef Feau's kitchen stadium.
Over at The Tap Room, check out the bar, ubiquitous plush seating, dangling chandeliers, this bar and lounge feels warmer, more intimate with a mostly brown and beige color scheme. The Tap Room epitomizes a decadent library or sitting room with its piano and live fireplace.
·The Langham Debuts New Bar The Tap Room Tomorrow [~ELA~]
·David Feau Joins The Langham, Resto Renamed To The Royce [~ELA~]