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French-Inspired Riviera 31 at Sofitel Unveils Delightful Cocktail and Tapas Menu for the Holidays

There always seems to be the ongoing quest to find the perfect spot to escape the day-to-day, relax in a beautiful environment and enjoy good food and cocktails. In West Hollywood, RIVIERA 31, the swank French lounge at the Sofitel, offers just that. Its French-inspired décor takes you back to the French Riviera lifestyle of the 50’s and 60’s. What a great escape! Relax in their beautiful ‘indoor’ patio with over 2700 sq. ft. of beautifully decorated surroundings. Toward the back they offer a private room with wall to wall sliding doors to make it your own space.


In keeping with that theme, Riviera 31 presents a very creative, new crafted cocktail menu, along with delicious tapas with a gourmet touch, created by Chef Marius Blin and Sous Adrian Hosche for the upcoming holiday season.

Sofitel mixologist  Ferrari Watts created a whimsical menu of very creative cocktails for this holiday season. From fruity to spicy to sweet, there’s something to delight and satisfy every cocktail connoisseur.

The featured cocktails include:



PIAF –  inspired by Edith Piaf, famous French singer
2 oz Fig-Infused Rye Whiskey
½ oz Averna Amaro
½ oz Cynar
2 Dashes Walnut Bitters
Garnish: Fig Infused in Whiskey
Method: Stir contents and stain over large square ice cubes Glass: Rocks Glass



DENEUVE – inspired by Catherine Deneuve, a famous French actress
2 oz Partida Tequila
4 cucumber slices
1 oz Hibiscus Syrup
1 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Grapefruit Juice
Splash of Soda Water
Method: Muddle cucumber in a mixing glass, add all other ingredients and shake.
Pour over ice. Glass: Highball



BARDOT – Inspired by Bridgette Bardot, famous French actress
2 oz Pisco
1.25 oz Simple Syrup
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Prickly Pear Puree
1 oz Red Wine  Float (Use Melot)
1 Dash of Hell Fire bitters
Method: Shake ingredients and strain over ice ball, pour the red wine over the ice ball.
Glass: Rocks Glass



GRACE – inspired by Princess Grace of Monaco
2 oz VeeV (made from Acai)
1oz Quince Paste
1 oz Lemon
1 oz Hibiscus Syrup
1 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Grapefruit Juice
Splash of Soda Water
Method: Shake all ingredients and double strain into a coupe glass, make sure to double strain
Glass: Coupe Glass



COCO C – Inspired By: Coco Chanel
2 oz Rock Cloud Sake
¾ oz Hiram Walker White Crème de Cacao
1 oz Perfect Puree Coconut Puree
¼ oz Simple Syrup
Coconut Water
Garnish: White Chocolate Shaving
Method: Shake ingredients and strain into a champagne glass, top with coconut water
Glass: Flute

The menu of delicious tapas available to pair with these great cocktails include:

Cream of Garlic Mac and Cheese – cavatelli pasta, parmesan
Garlic Mushroom Flatbread – market mushrooms, bacon, parmesan, truffle wild arugula, black garlic
Lobster Corn Soft Taco – Applewood bacon, tomato, arugula, crème fraiche
Miso Roasted Califlower Gratin – garden herbs crumbs
Charred Brussel Spouts – garden herbs and sherry vinegar


Garlic Mushroom Flatbread

Don’t miss the upcoming Paris Chansons performance for Paris Chansons presents “Tango in Paris” on Tuesday November 18th at 8 PM!

Paris Chansons presents “Tango in Paris”

Paris Chansons presents “Tango in Paris”

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Written by Jane Emery


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