The Royce | Wood-Fired Steakhouse Announces New Chef
Chef Perry Pollaci will take over as Chef de Cuisine after two years as Executive Sous Chef
The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is pleased to announce that Chef Perry Pollaci is the new Chef de Cuisine of the restaurant.
The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is pleased to announce that Chef Perry Pollaci is the new Chef de Cuisine of the restaurant. Chef Pollaci has been with the hotel for two years as Sous Chef in The Royce, and was instrumental throughout the transition as the restaurant changed its concept into a wood-fired steakhouse in early 2013.
Chef Anthony Zappola is continuing his career with Tom Colicchio’s Craft Restaurants as executive chef of a new restaurant concept at The Mirage in Las Vegas, called Heritage Steak.
Chef Perry Pollaci’s background includes The Patina Group and Church and State in downtown Los Angeles. He also worked for some of the finest restaurants in New York, including Lotus, Bouley and Town. Chef Pollaci began his culinary career at the four-star Aqua restaurant under Chef Michael Mina in San Francisco and has also spent time being a private chef in Southampton, New York.
“We look forward to this exciting new chapter for the restaurant,” said Vern Lakusta, Director of Food and Beverage for The Langham. “Chef Pollaci has his own distinct culinary point of view and we are eager to see how he further develops the menu and brings his own style to the restaurant,” he continued.
Chef Pollaci brings a straightforward culinary approach to the menu, emphasizing fresh, seasonal ingredients and natural flavors. Under Chef Pollaci’s direction, the restaurant will continue to offer the finest USDA Prime Cuts, Australian Wagyu and Japanese Kobe Beef, expertly prepared over a wood-fired grill, along with seasonal seafood and sides. For fall, Chef has unveiled new dishes such as Grilled New Zealand Venison with Herb Spaetzle and Sauce au Poivre; Grilled Wild King Salmon with Roasted Local Sunchokes and Buerre Rouge; Roasted John Dory, Meuniére Style with Lemon Verbena; and seasonal desserts including Housemade Apple Pie for Two with Calvados Ice Cream and Cayenne Caramel and Pumpkin Crème Brulee with Gingerbread Cookie.
Beginning in October, The Royce will offer a unique, Sunday Market Brunch experience like no other in Los Angeles, including flowing mimosas and Bloody Marys, smoothie shots, freshly baked breads, and decadent desserts. Choice of a entrée includes brunch delicacies such as Eggs Benedict with Cotto Ham, Bernaise and a Petite Salad; Wood-Grilled Skirt Steak with Pomme Puree and Chimichurri; and Brioche French Toast with Roasted Apples and Spiced Maple Syrup. Brunch is served on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and the pricing is $58 per person and $29 per child under 12 years old.
The Royce | Wood-Fired Steakhouse is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 5:30 p.m. and at 11:00am on Sundays for an exclusive Market Brunch. For more information or to make a reservation, please dial (626) 585-6410 or visit Royce LA. Fans can follow The Royce on Facebook and Twitter.