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The Royce at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena To Debut November 12
Chef David Féau to premiere new menu


PASADENA, Calif. – November 2, 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 on November 12, with seating beginning at 6 p.m. The Royce will feature New American cuisine by Chef David Féau, formerly with The Patina Group. Chef Féau’s menu is comprised of lighter California fare prepared with classic influences and refined French technique, emphasizing fresh, locally-grown, seasonal produce and the best quality sustainable products from around the world. Chef David Féau visits local farmers’ markets several times a week and the fresh produce and ingredients he finds there are the true inspiration behind his menu.

“The Royce will be accessible fine dining at its best. I want guests to feel completely at home when they walk through the doors,” said Chef Féau. “We will showcase the beauty of pure ingredients and the complex flavors of local produce, inviting guests to experience the gastronomic wonders of true cooking,” he continued.

Sample menu items include:
Tuna / Apple – Tuna belly with Argan oil Ravigote, green apple, 62° quail egg
Lobster / Pomegranate – Slow poached lobster, Coleman’s farm butter lettuce, sweet onion, pomegranate hot and snow
Heirloom Beans / Verbena – Farmer’s market heirloom beans, infused lemon verbena, champagne grapes, Roquefort cheese
Cod / Citrus – Day boat Blackburn Chatham cod, squid ink spaghetti, Autumn greens, romano squash, citrus dashi broth
Beef / Scarlet Turnip – Pan seared Brandt beef New York steak and spiny lobster tail “Surf and Turf-like,” onion braised scarlet turnips, marrow bone
Guinea Hen / Caviar – Skinless roasted Guinea hen, chestnut milk, domestic caviar, spinach leaves

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 run the kitchen in 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 as 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.

The Royce

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 seatings beginning at 6:00 p.m. For additional information or to make a reservation, dial (626) 585-6410 or visit www.roycela.com. Fans can also follow The Royce on Facebook and Twitter. The Royce is located at 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106.




About The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Los Angeles

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, award-winning dining and a luxurious spa featuring treatments based upon Traditional Chinese Medicine.

About Langham Hotels International & Its Affiliates

Langham has a legendary hotel heritage dating back to 1865 when The Langham in London originally opened as Europe’s first Grand Hotel. For over 140 years, this flagship hotel has been at the forefront of sophisticated and gracious hospitality. Today, all Langham Hotels worldwide inherit the same philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, genuine service and captivation of the senses creating a truly unique hotel experience. The group is pursuing an aggressive portfolio growth strategy using its distinctive brands and affiliate – The Langham, Langham Place and Eaton. Currently 19 hotels, including affiliates, are open or in the pipeline across four continents.

The Langham is where guests can enjoy service with poise and be enchanted by our innovation and traditions while Langham Place, the fun sibling of The Langham, is about living the 21st century through design, technology and attitude, epitomising stimulating and artistic hospitality.

Eaton, a premium affiliate brand, aims to surprise and delight our guests with a value-for-money proposition that delivers a stylish, modern level of comfort with spirited, can-do service.

Langham Hotels International is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings (Stock Code: 0041) which was founded in 1963 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1972. Reservations for Langham hotels can be made by logging onto langhamhotels.com or for Eaton Hotels log onto eatonhotels.com.