Since opening the doors of his newest creation,Rare by Drai’s, Victor Draihas proven that a steakhouse can be sexy and sophisticated, and Rare has quickly established itself as a top culinary destination, as well as a Hollywood hotspot and nightlife destination. Now, with spring officially here and summer on the horizon, Rare is set to highlight its distinctive Sunset Plaza patio; featuring spectacular views of the Sunset Strip, the hills above and the Plaza just ahead. With its intimate, relaxed atmosphere, white hue, large open windows, shimmering candles and a design lighter and more casual than the dining rooms, the patio at Rare by Drai’s provides the perfect warm weather experience.
Along with the open-air patio concept,Chris Hewes, Rare’s master mixologist, has added new drinks to his already impressive cocktail program. Paying homage to theboys-of-summerwith a new drink duo:The L.A. Dodger & Brooklyn Dodger. Whether a traditionalist from the east who believes the Dodgers will always be a Brooklyn team or the legion of Angeleno’s who claim the Dodgers for their own, these two beverages will set the tone for the season ahead.
The LA DodgerChivas 12 year/Byrrh Quinquina, Cynar, Citrus Juice, Citrus Garnish
The Brooklyn DodgerChivas 12 year, Byrrh Quinquina, Cynar, Luxardo, Cherry Garnish
Hewes adds other cocktails to the Rare list inspired by spring:
On Sunset(Spring Edition) Plata Tequila, Ancho Reyes Chili Liqueur, Lemon, Ginger, Jalapeno
A Rare PareGrey Goose La Poire Vodka, Elderflower, Byrrh Quinquina, Lemon, Float of Champagne
Spring ForwardVodka, Lime, Agave, Arugula, Peach Bitters, Tonic Water
In the kitchen,Executive Chef, Patrick Florendocontinues to prepare Rare’s steak menu to perfection, while bringing his knife skills into play with the Loup De Mer and Free Range Chicken. Additionally, with the change of seasons, Florendo will be adding seasonal new vegetables and specials to the table.
Rare by Drai’s is located at: 8720 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069. Rare by Drai’s Hours: Bar Opens nightly at5:00 p.m.Dinner: Monday Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Thursday: 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Friday Saturday: 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Posted By: Alexis Perry