The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Announces New Restaurant Name and Chef de Cuisine
Chef David Féau appointed Chef de Cuisine of “The Royce”
PASADENA, Calif. – September 9, 2010 – The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is pleased to announce that upon completion of its exciting renovation, the former Dining Room will re-open as The Royce, named after longtime owner and general manager of The Huntington Hotel, Stephen W. Royce. Scheduled for a soft opening in mid October 2010, The Royce will feature New American cuisine by Chef David Féau, formerly with The Patina Group. Chef Féau’s menu will be comprised of lighter California fare prepared with classic influences and refined French technique, emphasizing fresh seasonal produce and the best quality products from around the world. The Royce will begin accepting dinner reservations October 22.
Chef David Féau grew up cooking in the kitchen with his mother in France and earned his degree in classic cuisine at L'Ecole Hoteliere, Helene Boucher in his hometown of Le Mans. After honing his culinary and managerial skills under the guidance of famed chef Guy Savoy in Paris, he served as Executive Chef of Le Miravile, a Michelin Star rated restaurant in Paris, and then opened Latitude 40 & Version Sud in Paris, where he also was the Executive Chef. Following his success in Paris, Chef Féau made his way to New York to oversee one of the city's longtime favorites, Lutèce. After revitalizing the flagship restaurant in New York, Féau spearheaded the development of the sister restaurant in Las Vegas, earning both locations multiple four-star ratings from Mobil and Forbes Magazine. In 2006, Féau joined the Patina Group and became the Executive Chef for Café Pinot, bringing his vision of cuisine to downtown Los Angeles. After a year as Executive Chef, he became Corporate Executive Chef of Patina Restaurant Group’s west coast culinary operation.
Now as Chef de Cuisine of The Royce at The Langham, Chef Féau is poised to establish the restaurant as among the very best in Los Angeles.
“The Royce will be accessible fine dining at its best, and I want guests to feel completely at home when they walk through the doors,” said Chef Féau. “We will showcase the beauty and complex flavors of local produce and pure ingredients, and invite guests to experience the gastronomic wonders of true cooking,” he continued.
"We are thrilled to have David Féau as Chef de Cuisine of The Royce,” said Martin P. Nicholson, Managing Director of The Langham Huntington, Pasadena. “His passion and talent will make The Royce an exceptional culinary experience for guests to enjoy,” he continued.
After a renovation to The Langham Huntington’s former Dining Room, The Royce will open with a design developed by The Johnson Studio design firm that marries the timeless and iconic nature of the hotel with fresh style concepts. Exciting additions to the restaurant include The Royce’s two wine rooms – the “white” room with sleek and modern details and the “red” room accented with warm and traditional touches. Other innovative elements of the new eatery space include a glass-enclosed veranda offering sweeping views of the Horseshoe Garden and an exclusive chef’s table where guests can experience a customized menu while having a glimpse of Chef Féau’s nightly “performance” in the kitchen.
The Royce will be open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday with seating from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For additional information or to make a reservation, dial (626) 585-6218. Fans can also follow The Royce on Facebook and Twitter.
About The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
Capturing the grace and elegance of classic Southern California, The Langham Huntington is an iconic landmark hotel located at the base of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains, just minutes from downtown Los Angeles in beautiful Pasadena. A renowned Pasadena hotel since 1907, the property features 380 guestrooms including 38 suites, eight cottages, world-class dining and an award-winning spa featuring treatments based upon Traditional Chinese Medicine.