We love nothing more than a crisp martini at Petrossian on Robertson with a side of caviar fries, or an icy Beluga vodka drink on the patio of the Sunset Marquis, but when you find yourself a little further west, do check out the new caviar martini at Baltaire in Brentwood (complete with a transmontanous cube garnish by Petrossian, no less), and also give to a great cause.
Yes, Brentwood’s modern steakhouse, Baltaire, is celebrating 3 years on the scene and for every $35 caviar martini you buy, $2 will go to Chef’s Cycle – an organization supported by some of our finest local chefs, including Chef Travis Strickland – that will help connect a child to 10 meals through No Kid Hungry.
The drink is a powerful combination of Absolut Elyx, Sipsmith gin, Cocchi Americano, Hennessey Master Blender’s Selection No. 2, served with a cucumber garnish, along with the Petrossian caviar cube mentioned above, and is worth every penny.
One of the optimal times to sip this martini slowly is at Chef Strickland’s outstanding brunch on the outdoor terrace. Highlights include prime filet Benedict – which is one of the best renditions of this classic Sunday brunch staple in town; smoked salmon avocado toast, the exotic and hearty shakshouka in tomato sauce or chilequiles topped with sunny side eggs. For something sweet try cinnamon monkey bread, Nutella and banana toast or hotcakes in a cast-iron skillet.
The caviar martini charity promotion is available until May 15, but you can continue to give to No Kid Hungry by attending the annual Taste of the Nation culinary event in Culver City on June 3rd. https://events.nokidhungry.org/events/los-angeles-taste-nation/