Category Archives: Dining and Libations

Beefsteak VII

Held at Vibiana on February 10th, Beefsteak brought back tradition in epic proportions for its seventh year!

Over 600 guests, dressed in their finest, donning custom Beefsteak aprons, feasted on 600 pounds of filet mignon, a few whole tai snapper, fingerling potatoes, broccolini and parsnips, all artfully prepared by Chef Neal Fraser and team, sans plates, utensils and napkins. The original versions of Beefsteak dinners began in popular saloons and political halls of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Creative Team:
Venue: Vibiana
Photographer: LMarie Photo
Food and Beverage: Chef Neal Fraser, Tobin Shea
Guest Chef: Chef Josiah Citrin
Water: Mountain Valley Los Angeles
Dancefloor: Chiavari Chair Rentals
Entertainment: Bob Gail Special Events, Dart Collective – The Shrines
Photo booth: Amuse Booth 

Silk Road Cocktail Collection at Redbird

Redbird Bar Director Tobin Shea introduces his Silk Road Cocktail Collection. Initially inspired by Chef Neal Fraser’s eclectic approach to cooking and, specifically, the Lamb Belly dish, Shea’s 18 cocktails are concocted with herbs, spices and liqueurs inspired by the stories and flavors along the trade route between China and the capital of the Roman Empire that connected the East and the West during the Ancient and Middle Ages.

Come to the bar to procure a Silk Road Passport and have it stamped after trying each cocktail in the collection.
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Good Morning Vietnam

1 ½ oz Diplomatico Exclusiva Reserva
½ oz CioCiaro Amaro
2 oz Cold Brew Coffee
Top with Coconut Cream*
Mix first 3 ingredients in a Collins glass. Add ice, swizzle, and top with coconut cream.
*Coconut Cream
2 parts Condensed Coconut Milk
1 part Cream
Add all ingredients, mix until incorporated.

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Ghost in the Glass

¾ oz Beefeater Gin
¾ oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
1 oz Pressed Lime Juice
¾ oz Simple Syrup
¼ oz Luxardo Maraschino
2 dashes Fee Brothers Cherry Bitters
1 ½ oz Soda Water
½ oz L’Arack de Musar

Place the ½ oz of L’Arack de Musar into a Collins glass. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a shaker, shake until chilled.  Add the 1 ½ oz soda into the shaker.  Fine strain into Arack filled Collins glass. Add ice if desired.

In addition, visit Redbird’s blog throughout the series for a rotating list of featured recipes and an even deeper look behind each cocktail, including:
Raffle Baffle
Venetian Spritz
Purple Rose of Cairo
Ghost in a Glass
Ivan the Terrible
Green with Envy
Chai Milk Punch 
Splendor in the Grass
Cat in the Hat
Manchurian Candidate
Good Morning Vietnam
Ancient Chinese Secret
Thai Ball
Turkish Delight

Redbird | Vibiana: Priviate Dining Portfolio

Redbird | Vibiana’s recently renovated private dining rooms:

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EAST ROOM
The East Room is a versatile event space with a modern layout. The rectangular main hall runs parallel to an open JennAir kitchen, with sleek design and top of the line appliances, a 65” TV and SONOS sound system. The room leads to a patio with up-close views of Vibiana. The East Room is a perfect place to host a spirited cocktail party, a daytime corporate meeting and post-meeting fete, or an immersive Chef’s Table dining experience. The East Room can accommodate 30 guests for a seated dinner and 70 guests for a standing cocktail reception.

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CARDINAL’S QUARTERS
The Cardinal’s Quarters is our most historic room, as it is the renovated salon that once belonged to the Rectory’s former Cardinals. These private quarters breathe romance into the space, with a working fireplace, hand-carved detailing, and deep teal-hued walls. The Cardinal’s Quarters also features an en-suite restroom, a wide balcony, perched atop the Redbird Courtyard, with vistas of Vibiana and Downtown’s architectural backdrop enhancing the majestic quality of the space. The Cardinal’s Quarters can accommodate 44 seated, and 70 for a standing cocktail reception.

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BISHOP’S PERCH
The Bishop’s Perch is the speakeasy of Redbird’s private dining spaces. This suite is on our top floor and sits above the rest of our private rooms. The Bishop’s Perch is the perfect spot for intimate celebrations—engagement parties, birthday or business dinners—of 20 or less. The Bishop’s Perch features modern décor in the square dining room, flanked by its own en-suite restroom and a cozy garden patio, where Vibiana’s belfry and the Financial District skyscrapers illuminate the evening sky. The Bishop’s Perch can accommodate 20 seated and 30 for a standing cocktail reception.

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THE NEST
The Nest evokes the feeling of hosting guests in your own home. Upon entering, guests are greeted into an open JennAir kitchen, leading out onto our portico lounge and patio dining spaces. The Nest lives up to its name, giving guests a bird’s eye view of the entire Vibiana and Redbird compound, with the LA skyline as its backdrop. Its breathtaking urban views make The Nest a perfect fit for rehearsal dinners and intimate family receptions. The Nest also functions as an excellent space for corporate meetings and receptions, with a SONOS sound system and full audio/visual capabilities. The Nest can accommodate 36 seated, and 50 for a standing cocktail reception.

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WEST ROOM
Our largest private dining space is found in The West Room. This spacious dining hall features high ceilings, with hand-painted original beams, a 65” TV, SONOS sound system and a petite balcony overlooking Redbird’s restaurant. Several table arrangements are available, based on your party’s size. The West Room can accommodate a seated dinner of 85 guests, and a standing cocktail reception of up to 150.


Photo Credit: Jennifer Emerling