The Buttermilk Truck and Hotel Shangri-LA Sunset Soiree

June 11th the Buttermilk Truck and Hotel Shangri-LA treated press and bloggers to their Sunset Soiree on the rooftop for light bites, specialty drinks, valet parking, and gift bags.



bitesize red velvet pancake

The soiree from 6pm to 8pm was on the hotel's rooftop, in celebration of their new collaboration. The Buttermilk Truck’s red velvet pancakes and other delectable’s will be featured on the Shangri-La’s already fabulous brunch menu, starting June 22nd.


The Buttermilk Truck offers homemade breakfast treats and favorites around Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. Mostly all their menu items feature the key ingredient buttermilk. The Buttermilk Truck strives to provide their fans, foodies, and patrons with their most important meal of the day and or night, serving breakfast items at anytime. Their specialties include red velvet pancakes, buttermilk biscuits, and buttermilk waffles.


red velvet pancakes


Hotel Shangri-La overlooks the Pacific, located on the corner of Ocean and Arizona. The Hotel Shangri-La is small and gorgeous with its art Deco elegance, showcasing old-Hollywood glamour and culture. It keeps to its old fashioned décor with noticeable upgrades and hints of modernism. The hotel is hidden away on a high Santa Monica bluff, rooms and decks overlooking the ocean and the historic Santa Monica Pier. The hotel was first built in 1939, to house Los Angeles residents but was revamped and used as a hotel instead. The Hotel Shangri-La features: 70 clean modern but artsy rooms and 22 suites which are a grandiose 700 square feet, with iconic ocean views. Hotel guests can stay for a few days or weeks, whichever they need accommodating. 


The courtyard

The courtyard offers an elevated pool, private cabanas, poolside bar and dining.




pool and cabanas


hotel courtside


The Dining Room features first-class cuisines specializing in California-comfort, fine dining and intimate corners with a sports bar feel for game nights and score catch ups.

The posh rooftop bar, Suite 700, offers guests its world-class sunsets and mixology; guests must indulge in the signature drink the Berry Apropos.


Rooftop lounge


The Dining room



The hotel is in walking distance of the Pier, beaches, shopping, boutiques, first-class restaurants and a short drive to The Getty Center and Villa, LACMA, MOCA, LAX, and the Valley.



overlooking Santa Monica bluff

Gigi Pascual, owner of The Buttermilk Truck and Jessica Steinman of Hotel Shangri La were both on hand to answer any and all questions referring to the collaboration and each of the businesses. Guests of the evening’s soiree were also offered a tour of the hotel and the dining room where the delicious food items will soon make many mouths happy. Shortly after 6pm the light bites, which were cleverly disguised as gourmet meal items, were passed around on silver trays by friendly and accommodating servers. And the bartender with SKYY Vodka served up the signature drink as well as other fancy concoctions to all those invited. It was a good night for eating, drinking, and networking.


Berry Apropos


night on the rooftop


more light bites


guests enjoying themselves



giftbag items

I asked Gigi why she picked the Hotel Shangri La for such collaboration and she said “for the location and their brunch menu. We want to be on both ends of Los Angeles since the truck can’t be everywhere and this hotel has a great menu as well as a prime location for those visiting the area, shopping, and getting a good meal.”



The Buttermilk




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