"I wanted to fill a void by creating a space with Beverly Hills elegance, decor, and cuisine in the Valley," says Duane Martin. The actor and entrepreneur—seen onscreen in such films as White Men Can't Jump and Scream 2—recently opened the upscale nightspot on Ventura Boulevard. Designed as a place where members of any lettered list can unwind, the chic space invites guests to enjoy upscale cocktails, gourmet appetizers, and freshly prepared ambiance. Massive leather booths cradle visitors as they sip unique beverages such as the Strand, made with peach Ciroc and Cointreau, or the Clover Leaf, combining gin, muddled raspberry, and egg whites. Outside, plush chairs and lush greenery are arranged around tables ready to hold small plates of mac 'n' cheese cupcakes, shrimp with parmesan grits, or sweet-potato fries with malted aioli.
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