Cavatina at Sunset Marquis Opens in Time for Grammy Awards

Michael Schlow

The iconic Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood holds a magical garden feel amid sumptuous bungalows that have housed everyone from rock stars to politicians and A list actors.

For their 50 year celebration, the hotel has releases a collectible coffee table book, If These Walls Could Rock, to commemerate the occasion.

More good news for this beloved property they roll into the second half century, the new Cavatina restaurant is now open to the public with Chef/Restaurateur Michael Schlow from Boston at the helm of his first West Coast project. Cavatina chefs’ accolades include The James Beard Award of Excellence For Best Chef, Food & Wine’s Best New Chef in America, and Sante Magazine’s Best Chef in America.

“I’m a huge fan of Sunset Marquis,” says Schlow. “It is one of my favorite hotels in the world and the idea of being part of the Food and Beverage team with Cavatina and getting to cook with all of the beautiful products California has to offer, is a dream come true. We want to cook the foods and products that are local, then present them at Cavatina’s with a fresh and full flavored approach. Mother Nature has done most of the work, all we need to do is add a little acid, salt, and chiles, to make the food sing.”

Cavatina Dinner Menu

The Cavatina dinner menu is broken into four categories, offering guests snacks, a crudo section, small-plates, and entrees. Highlights include Cauliflower Panna Cotta with Lobster and Caviar; Beef Tongue with Lentils, Rosemary, and Salsa Verde; Crunchy Olives with Cabrales and Speck Powder; and Simply Prepared Mediterranean Sea Bass with Shaved Vegetables. For lunch, expect fresh, delicious salads, fantastic sandwiches, simple fish dishes, and Schlow’s award-winning burger.

Cavatina will offer breakfast seven days a week, and will continue the hotel’s tradition of a fabulous brunch on Sundays as well as provide room service to the hotel and poolside dining.

Schlow is proud to be teaming up with Sunset Marquis Executive Chef Roger Eggleston, previously with The Montage of Beverly Hills. “Working with Roger has been perfect in every way,” says Schlow. “He understands what is necessary for success, he’s creative, professional, yet has fun the whole time. Roger is a rock star in the making.”

In another nod to the musical community, Cavatina’s grand opening is just in time for the Grammys, a busy weekend for the celebrated property, which has an actual recording studio, NIGHTBIRD, which has been the recording site of many Grammy award-winning songs.