As you will recall, from our Vegas trip, one of our favorite things to do is to enjoy an afternoon cocktail! Here are two mini reviews of a couple of the places we went to in Beverly Hills for cocktails!Roy & Ren
189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA
We had a couple of Grey Goose Martinis at La Piazza, which is located at The Grove. It is positioned right near the exit of the Valet Parking section of the parking deck. It’s a terrific place to sit and have cocktails while people watching. Our server was, Suzanne, who was a load of fun and full of wisdom about Beverly Hills and the surrounding areas. It was great to have birthday cocktails with her and just sit and take in the sunshine. She also made a delicious concoction of her own for us, which was the perfect treat. Totally tasty and tantalizing.
While sitting there and sipping cocktails, we happened to see Jessica Simpson walk by a few times. We also saw Rihanna, Michael McDonald from Mad TV and Tony Geary from General Hospital. It was a blast to see some celebs doing shopping, as we do. Thank you, Suzanne, for being such a pleasure.
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9601 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, CA
Villa Blanca is located in downtown, Beverly Hills. We just happened to go up one of the side streets and found this special place. Located on the corner, it drew us in. The restaurant served Spanish / Mediterranean food as well as good old American food. We were basically interested in a snack and some relaxing time. We picked the perfect place. The atmosphere is whimsical and romantic. The color scheme is all white, which they pull off really well. The restaurant has a wonderful open feel to it, with it’s outside seating which progressed into the open air dining room. There are fresh white flowers all throughout the restaurant, white antique columns and stone, and some really awesome seating surfaces. The table we had was half couch with big fluffy pillows and half chairs. It was really cool to sit on the fluffy couch side and look out into the beautiful sunshine and feel a gentle cooling on your face, while smelling the aromatic flowers. This is a place for romance and chilling out for sure.
Our server was Kirstin who was bright and sunny in her own right. She was truly a joy to spend time with. We had fun chatting with her and learning about the frequent patrons of the restaurant. Everybody who works there seemed to be bursting with friendliness and optimism. The manager, Brian was also great and chatted with us for a bit as well.
For snacks, Ria ordered the chopped garden salad with oil and balsamic vinegar which she thoroughly enjoyed. Ren and I ordered the fried calamari, served with a really delicious red sauce for dipping. The calamari was delicious and came with a very generous amount of the tentacles which we find to be the most flavorful.
Our experience at Villa Blanca was terrific. The atmosphere is really wonderful. Thank you to everyone at Villa Blanca who made our experience, one to remember.
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Be sure when you visit La Piazza or Villa Blanca in Beverly HIlls, CA, that you say that you were referred to them by Roy and Ren from twosquirts.com.