You might want to keep the news away from Polo Lounge, but Bret Easton Ellis is holding a public reading at Largo at the Coronet next Wednesday evening that will be followed by a dinner prepared at Comme Ça. The reading starts at 8:00 P.M. with Ellis sharing parts of his new book Imperial Bedrooms, a Less Than Zero sequel that uses David Myer's WeHo brasserie as a location and might also be borrowing its name from a Cinemax movie we once saw. He'll be joined by guests like Joel McHale and Jerry Stahl, followed by a short film inspired by Ellis' work. Following that, the author will join Comme Ça as it offers a $50 three-course prix-fixe prepared for the occasion, with a choice of French brasserie dishes both classic (soup a l'oignon gratinee, steak frites) and contemporary (heirloom gazpacho with strawberry sorbet and cured foie). Reservations are recommended at 323-782-1104 and you can see the full Imperial Bedrooms menu below.
Wednesday June 16th, following Largo reading
Imperial Bedrooms Menu
Soup a l'Oignon Gratinee
Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho, strawberry sorbet, cured foie gras
Salade aux Frisee Lardons
Mustard Crusted Scottish Salmon, red wine braised swiss chard, gnocchi parisian
Steak Frites, maitre'd butter
Roasted Chicken Breast, basil pesto quinoa, glazed turnips
Lemon Tart, swiss meringue, creme anglaise, basil ice cream
Raspberry Breton, candied orange zest, mint
Chocolate Pot de Creme, cardamom chantilly
*Note: Comme Ca's Imperial Bedrooms menu honoring Bret Easton Ellis is open to the public.