Within Villa Blanca’s refined dining area, designed by co-owner and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump, meals double as visual-art compositions, with chic white plates laying the backdrop for stunning culinary presentations. Here, white leather seating and grand flower arrangements form an elegant frame for chef Francis Dimitrius’s innovative flavor combinations, inspired by cuisine from cities such as Milan, Paris, London, and Tokyo. Today’s Reserve selection invites you and a guest to immerse yourselves in Villa Blanca’s full sensory experience with a four-course prix fixe dinner that includes:
- Two lobster tacos
- Two caprese salads
- Two entrees from a choice of veal marsala, chicken milanese, or rock shrimp with penne pasta
- Two english sticky toffee puddings with vanilla ice cream<p>
Crisp, white tablecloths and plump gold pillows dot the restaurant’s interior, inviting diners to unwind amid ornate carved columns and the graceful arches of a tree-branch sculpture. Tucked inside miniature taco shells, ginger guacamole draws sweet notes from Maine lobster for the opening course, transporting imaginations from Japan to Mexico with each bite. A second course of caprese salad paints this snowy canvas with purple basil, green avocados, and a rainbow of heirloom tomatoes, which cleanse palates as they rouse the brain’s pleasure center. A choice of three entrees brimming with Italian influences invites duos to marinate in the juices of veal sirloin, rock shrimp, or free-range poultry. Ripe asparagus complements the veal and shrimp options, and the milanese’s panko-and-cornflake crust offsets the tenderness of its chicken breasts with a satisfying crunch. To conclude the meal’s textural adventure, the chef pairs english sticky toffee pudding with smooth vanilla ice cream.<p>
Duos craving an al fresco dinner may request a seat on the outdoor patio, which brims with lush, green plants. Guests can venture to the villa on foot after shopping on nearby Rodeo Drive, or they can entrust their cars to an onsite valet or to Giggy, Lisa’s multitalented pomeranian.