Treś chic! La Fête is the new French-inspired cocktail lounge that has West Hollywood buzzing. From owner Rohan Talwar, this charming bar is actually an extension of the uber-popular restaurant Norah which opened in 2016.
Once used as Norah’s private dining room, the low lit space, designed by Thomas Schoos, now features a herringbone wood floor, art-adorned walls, a dramatic black marble bar and is decorated with plush couches, black and white wall art, long stem candles, red roses and hanging greenery.
Behind the bar, you’ll find the creations of bar director Dave Kupchinsky, who has previously worked with Freehand, Otium and Eveleigh. Perfect for summer, the La Rosé Fraise is made with rosé, Pisco, homemade strawberry balsamic cordial, and fresh lemon. The La Spritz, created with Lillet Rose, homemade rhubarb-sage gastrique, Fever Tree tonic and Cava. The La Daiq includes Calvados from Normandy, the herbaceous Genepy des Alpes, homemade triple lime cordial and fresh lime. The Le Julep is created with Dolin Dry Vermouth, cherry eau de vie, raspberry-thyme cordial, Saber’s aperitif and versus.
Le Julep at La Fête
There are also more classic cocktails on the menu but with a French twist. For example, the La Side Piece, with cognac, Cointreau, and lemon verbena is a fun take on a Sidecar.
Le Side Piece at La Fête
To get guests acquainted with the anise-based spirit and apéritif from France, the bar offers a Pastis Service. The Pastis Special 1, features pastis with strawberry cordial and soda while Pastis Service 2 is made with pastis, kaffir lime cordial and soda.
Le Fête martini
La Fête also offers a Martini Service, served with a sidecar of extra cocktail and a side of house marinated Kalamata, Picholine and Castelvetrano olives. There are three variations of the cocktail including the La Tuxedo, comprised of gin, dry vermouth, absinthe, Maraschino, and orange bitters and the La O.D.B. featuring gin, olive-infused vermouth, house brine tincture, and golden olive dust.
La Fête details
8277 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; Lafetelosangeles.com; @lafetelosangeles
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