Outfitted with organic, all-natural cleaning products crafted from essential oils and herbs, Erba's conscientious cleaning crew rids homes of accumulated toxins. The 10-point detoxification service targets harmful chemical traces left by common household items such as air fresheners or water balloons filled with acid. Technicians corral common allergens with HEPA-filter vacuums and buff floors to a glossy shine with tea tree oil. Naturally derived cleansers launder both kitchen and bathroom surfaces, as well as germ-heavy surfaces including doorknobs, telephones, and antique petri-dish collections. Sheets and towels infuse bedrooms with a light lavender scent after a sudsy rendezvous with chemical-free laundry detergent, and spritzes of pure cinnamon extract freshen air in all remaining rooms. Systematic staffers situate houseplants in a duo of rooms to remove airborne toxins and provide chummy companionship to misplaced remotes.
Eden Garden Bar & Grill sprinkles blooming hunger pangs with a host of traditional Mediterranean dishes served in a warm, intimate setting. Guests lamentably unable to stick round pegs into square holes can comfortably stick a soft pita into the hummus ($7) or sink recently sharpened incisors into four pieces of falafel, which come flanked by sesame seed sauce ($8). The chicken shawarma, served with hummus and salad ($13), stokes the fires of the poultry partial, and the crispy prawns represent the underwater contingent by enlisting seaweed salad as its running mate ($18).
Sometimes off-the-rack menswear just won’t cut it. Sometimes momentous occasions call for flattering lines and tailored comfort. Sometimes a man just wants to look good. When these times arise, the staff members at Le Monsieur snap into action. They specialize in custom-made suits hand-designed by clients, who choose everything from fabric pulled from a library of more than 10,000 swatches from Zegna, Dormeuil, and Loro Piana to accents including buttons, lapel shapes, and linings. Tailor-ready suits by top menswear makers such as Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Joseph Abboud complement the custom offerings, joined by a robust selection of trousers, sport coats, and Gitman dress shirts. Though the selection may seem daunting at first, staff members take that into account; personal shoppers can help clients find garb that fits their style, and closet-cleanout specialists can rid wardrobes of unflattering pieces.
The Bodega Wine Bar provides wine lovers a casual setting to share plates and try new wines with friends without requiring a deep grapey understanding. Fluff out your cheeks for a cheese plate's offering of the day's selections paired with crackers, nuts, and quince paste ($13) while sipping a glass of Ferreira tawny porto ($9) or one of Bodega's Private Label wines—a Paso Robles red and a Santa Ynez white ($8). While gargling bored doe merlot ($9/glass), snack on a smoked-turkey panini made with tomato, arugula, pesto mayo, and goat cheese ($10). Various pizzas are also available ($11–$13), and beer, cold sake, and soju cocktails await those who don't like wine but want to keep their tongues from shriveling up into a tongue-raisin.
Executive chef Jim McCardy and his 20 years of culinary brain knowledge have contributed to Marston's seasonal menu, which changes weekly, and is cover-to-cover with upscale, classic American fare. Dine inside the elegant eatery or by candlelight on an outdoor patio with views of Memorial Park, and start with onion rings paired with barbecue ranch ($7.50). Move on to heartier helpings with upgraded takes on old standards, such as ground tenderloin of beef burger with grilled onions, blue cheese, tarragon aioli, lettuce, and beefsteak tomato on a ciabatta bun ($13), or smoked chicken macaroni and cheese—where shiitake mushrooms, squash, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese are topped with a parmesan bread-crumb crust ($17). Diners can taste innovation with more exotic dishes, like a shrimp risotto jambalaya-style, with andouille sausage, peppers, tomato, and garlic ($22), or a saffron-cushioned arctic char with artichoke and tomato risotto ($24).