Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Royce in Pasadena announces new chef and menu

After more than two years of success and great media accolades, The Royce at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is temporarily closed and will re-open on March 15, 2013 as The Royce | Wood-Fired Steakhouse with an exciting new menu concept that will appeal to hotel guests and the local community.  The new restaurant will be overseen by Chef Anthony Zappola, who has more than eight years of experience with Tom Colicchio’s Craft Restaurant Group.

New American Steakhouse
The Royce | Wood-Fired Steakhouse will feature the finest selection of seasonal aged American Prime Beef, Australian Wagyu and Five Star Grade Japanese Kobe cuts which will be expertly prepared on a wood-fired grill over White Oak and seasonal wood to sear in the maximum flavor and juiciness of each cut.  The menu will also include a selection of fresh, seasonal seafood and comforting vegetables and side dishes to best complement each entrée. The décor of the restaurant will not change, but the ambience and service will present an easy grace and casual charm, appealing to special occasion diners and those who want to drop by to enjoy the best steak and seafood in town.

The Royce’s wine collection will continue to be among the most coveted in Los Angeles and the two wine rooms will serve as a destination for pre- and post-dinner drinks, including wine tasting classes and other events.              The Royce will also offer a communal dining experience and will continue to feature an exclusive chef’s table for guests seeking the ultimate dining experience.

Beginning in the spring, The Royce will also offer a unique, interactive Sunday Market Brunch experience like no other in Los Angeles, including flowing mimosa stations, displays of fresh breakfast pastries, and lively chef-action stations inside the kitchen, where guests will enjoy made-to-order brunch delicacies. Sunday Brunch at The Royce will bring a grand tradition back to The Langham Huntington, Pasadena.

Chef Anthony Zappola
In keeping with its tradition of recognizing young talent, The Langham has recruited Chef Anthony Zappola to preside over the new restaurant. Chef Zappola was recently Chef de Cuisine of Tom Colicchio’s award-winningCraft restaurants in Los Angeles and Dallas, which specialize in high quality steak, seafood and sides. Chef Zappola has more than eight years of experience with Craft, and he will now bring his talent and creativity to The Royce, creating the finest New American Steakhouse in the area.

“The Langham prides itself on keeping our restaurant concepts fresh and unique, while at the same time catering to our guests’ desires,” said Steven Parker, Managing Director.  “In that spirit, we are eager to launch a new concept that will appeal to hotel guests, area residents and the greater community, and we are confident that Chef Zappola is uniquely talented to oversee the new restaurant.”

Beginning March 15, 2013, The Royce | Wood-Fired Steakhouse will be open for dinner Tuesday through Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  On Easter Sunday (3/31), the restaurant will serve its first Sunday Market Brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  For more information or to make a reservation, please dial (626) 585-6410 or visit  Fans can follow The Royce on Facebook and Twitter. The Royce is located at 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106.

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