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E.P. & L.P.

Asian

OVERVIEW

Situated along the iconic culinary corridor of Melrose Avenue and La Cienega Blvd in West Hollywood, E.P. is a modern multi-level Asian eating house showcasing contemporary Southeast Asian cuisine by 31-year-old Aussie-Fijian Executive Chef Louis Tikaram—Australia’s 2014 Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of the Year. L.P. is the large format rooftop deck touting breathtaking views of the Hollywood Hills set for al fresco dining late into the night. Adjacent to L.P. sits Frankie’s private bar, an intimate venue for private gatherings with a bespoke handcrafted cocktail program. Tikaram’s culinary direction is an amalgamation of his Fijian-Chinese heritage, native Australian roots, and extensive travels across Southeast Asia. His menu blends these flavors with Southern California’s world-renowned produce to showcase healthy, seasonal ingredients with smoky flavors from a wood-fired grill, high heat wok stir-frys, and basket steaming.

 

E.P. ASIAN EATING HOUSE

E.P.’s contemporary Southeast Asian food ($4 – $56) is Chef Tikaram’s modern riff on traditional Asian recipes ranging from small plates to larger family-style offerings. The whole menu is designed for sharing to balance the complex flavors of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy. The menu intermixes ingredients and techniques that Chef Tikaram has experienced firsthand throughout his travels and the chefs that have inspired him—such as fresh turmeric & galangal, exotic spices, Roasted Rice, hand squeezed Coconut Milk, wood grilling & Wok tossing—infused with SoCal flavor to create his next chapter in Los Angeles. The second-level 3,400 square-foot dining room also features an open kitchen equipped with a custom wood grill and green onyx chef’s table and copper chef’s counter. The restaurant also serves an Asian-inspired Sunday Brunch menu. A sampling of the modern Asian menu includes:

 

  • Nama Sea Pearls, seaweed ceviche with fresh coconut milk, lime, and chili
  • Chiang Mai Larb, spiced salmon, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf, and cabbage
  • Lou Dogg’s Crispy Skin Chicken, a half Mary’s organic chicken with black vinegar, chili, and lemon

L.P. ROOFTOP

As one of the largest format rooftop decks in Los Angeles, the lushly landscaped 5,500-square foot space touts breathtaking views of the Hollywood Hills. L.P. offers a condensed bill of fare—L.P. Night Food—available from 9 p.m. to late comprised of late night Asian street food inspired snackable bites ($6 – $10) from Tikaram where guests can dine al fresco while enjoying views of the Los Angeles cityscape. The small plate selection feature:

  • Organic Tofu Fries, crunchy tofu with lemon
  • Crispy Chicken Sandwich, crispy fried chicken breast, romaine lettuce, and spicy mayo
  • Pastrami Bao, sliced pastrami, gingr & scallion with smoked chipotle
  • Sweet Bites, Soy Caramel Popcorn, Deep Fried Ice Cream

The beverage program at L.P. serves specialty cocktails with an occasional Asian twist created with the finest premium spirits and locally sourced ingredients. The bar team incorporates exotic spices into handcrafted cocktails to pair with the dynamic menus of Chef Tikaram. The forward thinking bar menu at L.P. offers imbibers unique drinks such as seasonally-inspired Bubble Tea cocktails ($15) served in a sealed plastic cup and an oversized straw, cocktails on draft ($11+), large format cocktails for groups ($75 – $100), and a Sunday Spritz menu to complement light brunch fare. Eye-catching elements also add to the convivial atmosphere, for example, sharable concoctions served in copper pineapple cups at Frankie’s. In addition, a boutique selection of sake and soju are offered, as well as craft beers from around the world and an eclectic list of wines. A selection of seasonal, specialty cocktails includes:

  • Rocky Balboba, Aperol, dry gin, fresh lemon, bubbles, orange boba pearls
  • Breakfast of Champions, Campari, sloe gin, fresh grapefruit, bubbles, herbs & flowers
  • Straight Outta Melrose, vodka, Lillet rose, pear brandy, fresh lemon, celery seed syrup, thai ginger ale, pomegranate boba rubies
  • Thunderstruck, gin, coconut water, vanilla, fresh lime, canteloupe boba pearls
  • Californication, Panamanian rum, Campari, fresh pineapple, fresh lime, toasted coconut syrup, passionfruit boba pearls, dark rum float

FRANKIE’S PRIVATE BAR

Frankie’s is the private bar and event space situated within the L.P. rooftop. The secluded setting is defined by a bespoke beverage program and daybed lounge seating for intimate gatherings and celebrations.

DESIGN AND DÉCOR

Designed by Projects of Imagination (POI), an interior design firm responsible for some of Australia’s hottest restaurants and hospitality destinations, E.P. & L.P. represents trendsetting design in which every element is handcrafted and bespoke. Guests first arrive at a reception area from which they may take an elevator or dramatically-styled staircase to the second-level E.P. dining room that features custom-designed and handcrafted furniture, a prominent freestanding copper-clad bar and open chef’s kitchen bordered by a green onyx dining counter. Antique mirrors, neon signage, copper fixtures, and rolling LED art piece create visual excitement. Upstairs, L.P.’s rooftop features lush topiary landscaping, a 21-foot-long bar, fire pit with communal seating overlooking the Hollywood Hills. Frankie’s includes a 15-foot-long bar accented richly textured finishes. Specialty high-fired, durable and fully vitrified stoneware is provided by Robert Gordon, an Australian, family-run establishment since 1945.

Location

603 N La Cienega Boulevard

West Hollywood 90069

Cross-Street:

Melrose Ave West Hollywood

Contact

T: 310 855 9955

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