Landmark Sushi And Cal-Asian Los Angeles Restaurant, Yamashiro, Steps Up Its Culinary Offering And Announces Chef Vallerie As New Executive Chef As The Facility Reopens

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Los Angeles historic landmark and top sushi and cal-asian restaurant, Yamashiro is thrilled to announce the collaboration with Chef Vallerie as the Executive Chef.

Los Angeles historic landmark and top sushi and cal-asian restaurant, Yamashiro is thrilled to announce the collaboration with Chef Vallerie as the Executive Chef. Chef Vallerie is helping introduce a culinary experience featuring an all new menu. Along with the new culinary offering there is also a new bar experience featuring all new drinks developed by their in-house mixologist. Chef Vallerie brings her love and joy of the culinary arts to Yamashiro along with an extensive background in both fine dining and exquisite pastry creation.

“It may sound cheesy,” states Chef Vallerie, “but I really love my job! I feel like a kid in a candy store just staring in awe at everything this place has to offer.” The new menu features the traditional offerings and some delicious updated delights. “I have always drawn to the kitchen—from cooking to baking. This has always been a great source of healing and therapy for both myself and my loved ones,” further states Vallerie.

Chef Vallerie is leading an expert kitchen staff along with a dedicated group of servers and mixologists that are taking extra precautions to make the dining experience memorable and safe, while the city continues to navigate the pandemic. As the facility has reopened, Chef Vallerie is proud to be a leading female executive chef at this iconic restaurant. Along with the new offering, Yamashiro boasts an outdoor dining experience with sweeping vistas of Hollywood and beyond that few restaurants can offer.

“We are excited to enter this new chapter in the restaurant’s history,” states the Yamashiro ownership. “The Hollywood Hills and our existing patronage is in for a culinary treat.” Yamashiro has an extremely long history in the Los Angeles area as a leader in the high-end dining experience. “This announcement is the delicious delight that Los Angeles has been waiting for.”

ABOUT YAMASHIRO

In 1911, the Bernheimer brothers began construction of the hilltop mansion to house their priceless collection of Asian treasures. Hundreds of craftsmen were brought from the Orient to recreate the replica of a palace located in the “Yamashiro” province mountains near Kyoto, Japan. Yamashiro sits 250 feet above Hollywood Boulevard and was completed in 1914. The name Yamashiro translates as “Mountain Palace” in Japanese. After Thomas Glover acquired the property he opened a cocktail lounge in one of the back rooms and charged $1 for membership at the “Hollywood Hill Club.” Due to the bar's popularity, it kept growing until New Year's Eve in 1963, when Thomas's son Tom Glover officially opened Yamashiro as a full-fledged restaurant. Today, in 2020, Sushi and Cal-Asian fare is served amid sumptuous gardens and a koi pond in the Hollywood Hills overlooking the city.

To learn more about Yamashiro visit: https://yamashirohollywood.com/

ABOUT CHEF VALLERIE

Born in her grandfather Ramiro Bayangos’ bakery in San Nicholas, Philippines, Chef Vallerie learned the craft of baking the best breads and pastries in town. Raised by both her grandparents, she spent most of her childhood in the kitchen. No matter what profession Chef Vallerie took up, she was always drawn to the kitchen—from cooking to baking. Her cooking was always a great source of healing and therapy for both herself and her loved ones. Chef Vallerie decided to enroll in professional training for baking and the culinary arts hoping to share her love and joy with others. After graduating with multiple accolades in both the culinary and pastry arts, what started as a way to bring joy to her family and loved ones, has expanded to managing five restaurants, including leading as the new Executive Chef at Yamashiro Hollywood. As a mom and experienced chef, Vallerie loves sharing her family upbringing through her cooking and baking at home and as a professional. Her desserts, Love Bites Pastries by Val, which was inspired by her grandfather, are affectionately referred to as “my little love bites for you.”

To learn more about Chef Vallerie visit: https://chefvallerie.com/

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