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VEGETARIAN MENUS TAKE CENTER STAGE AT HOLLYWOOD BOWL FOOD + WINE DURING MORRISSEY PERFORMANCES

All Food Venues at the Hollywood Bowl Go Vegetarian for Concerts on Nov 10-11

Los Angeles, CA (November 2, 2017) – Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine – inspired by James Beard Foundation award-winning Chef Suzanne Goin and business partner – Caroline Styne, and operated by Sodexo Sports & Leisure – is transforming all of the Hollywood Bowl’s food venues to vegetarian during Morrissey’s two-night stand November 10 and 11. Morrissey, a vegan, has been a longtime animal rights advocate and a proponent of a non-meat eating lifestyle.

All of Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine menus by Suzanne Goin include multiple tempting alternatives for vegetarians and vegans. For the first time, in tribute to Morrissey, these menus will be completely vegetarian, showcasing a vast array of flavors and celebrating the best of California’s local and seasonal ingredients. Highlights include:

Kitchen 22:

Instead of meat burgers, the venue will offer several non-meat options, including a falafel burger with cucumber, yogurt and tomato; grilled cheese with comté cheese and caramelized shallots on Larder Baking Company sourdough bread; avocado toast with burrata and harissa; and a mushroom burger with grilled onions, monterey jack and russian dressing.

Street Foods & Snacks:

In a tribute to the best in California street foods, the various stands throughout the Hollywood Bowl will feature non-meat versions of their usual offerings, such as tacos with cauliflower and tahini yogurt; or with potatoes, raja and cilantro. The hot dog stand goes all-vegetarian with toppings of avocado crème and pickled onions; red and yellow roasted peppers; or caramelized onions and golden raisins.

Supper In Your Seat:

The three-course curated meals, which can be pre-ordered online until 4 pm the day before the performance, are delivered directly to your seats. The Morrissey performance offerings include: The 101 with torchio pasta, smoked tomatoes, kale pesto and breadcrumbs; The Angeleno featuring polenta with wild mushrooms, swiss chard, mascarpone and gremolata; and the Vegetarian Moroccan Feast for Two with a mezze of three hummus and salads; grilled market vegetables with apricots, saffron cous cous, almonds and harissa. All Supper in Your Seat menus include dessert.

Picnic Boxes:

Available for pre-order online until 4 pm the day before the performance, picnic boxes feature The Hollywood Vegan with grilled fall vegetables with chimichurri, farro with winter squash, dates and pepitas, chickpea puree with toasted crostini, olives and almonds & farmers market fruit and berries; and The Westside Story with curried cauliflower, fregola with chickpeas, carrots and spinach, marinated beets with horseradish and parsley, baguette with tapenade and Larder Baking Company chocolate chip cookie.

Restaurant Dining at the backyard and The Wine Bar by a.o.c.:

the backyard: Centered around two wood-burning grills, the backyard’s menu is inspired by the locally-grown ingredients from LA’s famous farmers’ markets. The highlights during these special two nights include asparagus with soft polenta, cavolo nero, pecorino and a fried egg; marinated tofu with shaved bok choy salad and lemongrass sambal; alex’s honey nut squash with freekeh, cashews, sweet peppers and cumin;long cooked romano beans with ricotta toast, romesco and marcona almonds; charred market vegetables mechoui with farro, labneh and harissa; and wild mushrooms with cornbread pudding, spicy greens and gremolata. the backyard will also offer a selection of vegetarian appetizers and sides.

The Wine Bar by a.o.c: LA’s favorite wine bar features a selection of flatbreads; salads; signature farmer’s plate with roasted vegetables, muhammara, chickpea purée and burrata; artisanal cheese plate along with Turkish quinoa ‘meat’balls; asparagus and parmesan pudding; turmeric-spiced root vegetables; and farro and black rice with currants and pine nuts.

To view menus visit for downloading click: Morrisey at Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine

 

About the Hollywood Bowl

One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz offerings. The venue offers something for everyone, from its sizzling summer evening concerts to the daytime arts festival for children, “SummerSounds: World Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl.” In February 2017, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the thirteenth year in a row at the 28th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer. http://www.HollywoodBowl.com

 

About The Lucques Group

With the opening of Lucques, their flagship restaurant, in 1998, James Beard award-winning Chef/Author Suzanne Goin and award-winning Restaurateur Caroline Styne planted the seeds for The Lucques Group, a Los Angeles hospitality company that comprises two other fine dining restaurants – a.o.c. and Tavern – and four marketplace restaurants – The Larder at Maple Drive, The Larder at Burton Way, The Larder at Tavern and The Larder at Tavern at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX. Along with these culinary enterprises, the company also operates Lucques Catering, the Larder Baking Company and, since 2016, comprehensive food services for the Hollywood Bowl. The Lucques Group is dedicated to seasonally influenced cooking and focuses on sourcing local, organic produce from which Goin creates soulful dishes that are bold in flavor, vibrant, layered and complex.

 

About Sodexo Sports & Leisure

Sodexo Sports & Leisure, a division of Sodexo, Inc., is a Global Quality of Life Services provider to cultural destinations and event venues around the world and in the U.S. including The Jules Verne restaurant at the Eiffel Tower, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Space Center Houston, Smithsonian’s National Zoo, and the Detroit Institute of Art.

 

About Sodexo USA 
Sodexo USA is an American business that is part of a global Fortune 500 company with a presence in 80 countries. Delivering more than 100 services across North America that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life, Sodexo is a leading provider of sustainable, integrated facilities management and food service operations. It employs 123,000 Americans at 12,500 sites across the country and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional U.S. jobs through its annual purchases of $9.2 billion in goods and services from small to large American businesses. In support of local communities across the U.S., Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed more than $29 million since 1999 to help feed children in America impacted by hunger.  Visit Sodexo North America online and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin.

 

CONTACT:
For the LA Phil: Sophie Jefferies, sjefferies@laphil.org, 213.972.3422
For The Lucques Group: Jannis Swerman, jannis.swerman@gmail.com, 323.646.7981
For Sodexo Sports & Leisure: Heidi Marino, heidi.marino@sodexo.com 301.987.4607

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