Hollywood is Getting Torched!


THE GASTRO GARAGE, L.A.’S FIERY BASED CULINARY EXPERIENCE, ANNOUNCES MONTH-LONG POP-UP ON ROOFTOP OF W HOLLYWOOD The Gastro Mechanics will Blowtorch their Inventive Cuisine in an 8-Course, Fully-Immersive, Progressive Dinner Beginning Oct. 16th!

Today, The Gastro Garage announced they will be lighting up the sky over Hollywood as they return for an all new culinary pop-up experience. The popular L.A.-based catering crew will open an 8-night event on the rooftop of the W Hollywood Friday and Saturday nights, Oct. 16 & 17, 23 & 24, Nov. 6 & 7, 13 & 14, with three seatings per night at 6:30, 8:00 & 9:30pm. This one-of-a-kind, blowtorch-powered evening will feature an 8-course, progressive meal, with a specialty shot and a curated cocktail to round out the evening. All of this while taking in breathtaking views of Los Angeles. Tickets are $100 per person and available at Eventbrite. Limited tickets available so reservations are mandatory. Please call (310) 993-3979 or visit The Gastro Garage for more information. As seen on the Bravo and Travel Channels, The Gastro Garage creates the ultimate action station using blow torches and molecular gastronomy to create savory donut sliders, skewers, and sides. The menu will feature their 8-course “Mechanics Menu,” which features their signature “Gastro Tanks” and “Drill Bits.” During this interactive experience, The Gastro Garage will deconstruct classic dishes and reconstruct them into signature “Tanks,” made from savory brioche donuts that are filled with nitrous foam in a variety of flavors and then torch them with gourmet toppings, finishing oils, purees, and spices. During this one-of-a-kind, fully immersive dining experience, guests are greeted by "Gastro Mechanics," clad in welding masks that guide them through the process, all while wielding giant blow torches with flames flying high. The rooftop has been designed to look like a drive-through auto service bay, complete with oil drums, hubcaps, vintage motorcycles and of course, rock 'n' roll music and videos playing in the background.   "We are excited to bring some culinary fun back to the community after months of eating in and have created a menu for the W Hollywood that no one has experienced or tasted before," said Adam Manacker, co-founder of Gastro Garage. "It's all about an immersive experience and experimentation with different flavors, toppings, and oils to create the perfect tank and unique night out under the stars.”  The Gastro Mechanics have been wearing masks long before they became COVID mandatory. But their take on masks is quite unique, to say the least. In addition to these talented chefs wearing their own masks, as well as gloves, guests will be required to wear one upon entry to adhere to COVID safety guidelines. Since only a limited number of guests can be accommodated per seating, this smaller sized group event will create a more intimate feel. Upon arrival, guests will valet their cars, take a private elevator to the rooftop, check in, have a photo-op, and then are escorted to the bar area for cocktails, which will include a welcome toast with a shot of Bullet Bourbon. Afterwards, guests will be entertained by a short story about The Gastro Garage and then devour their first delicious course, which will be the start of this multi-sensory experience. For the next stop, guests will be led by their Mechanics to private tables with spectacular views of the city, where they will dine on five more courses cooked tableside along with a signature cocktail. Then, upon completion of the savory course items, guests will next be guided to an additional cabana by their Mechanic where they will finish the evening with two dessert courses cooked in front of them as they look out onto the magical city lights of L.A.  Each ticket is inclusive of all food, a shot of Bullet and a smokin’ specialty cocktail from The Chainsmokers' Jaja Tequila, as well as a photo-op upon arrival. Cash bar is also available. Tables are available in parties of 2 or 6. For larger or other size reservations, please contact The Gastro Garage directly at (310) 993-3979. 

8 Course Menu Includes: 

  • Buffalo Blue Chips (Kettle Chips with Blu foam and Gastro Buffalo Sauce) 

  • Cubano Gastro Tank (gruyere foam, torched 12-hour slow roasted pork, Applewood smoked ham, mustard caviar, dill plank)

  • Piston Pizza Gastro Tank (mozzarella foam, torched shredded mozzarella, tomato basil puree, fresh basil)

  • Maple Glazed Carrot Pops (torched carrot pops with EVOO, Maldon salt served with maple gravy foam)

  • Japanese Marinated Short Rib Drill Bit (3 oz Japanese marinated skewer served with white cheddar foam)

  • Naked Salmon Drill Bit (3 oz Clean Salmon Skewer served with sesame oil, Maldon salt and béarnaise foam) 

  • Princess Buttercup Gastro Tank (double chocolate foam, torched sweet peanut puree, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, Nutter Butter powder)

  • Fireberry Gastro Tank (sweet cream cheese foam, torched balsamic strawberries, fresh cracked pepper 

For those that require vegetarian or gluten free options, accommodations can be made with advance notice.  The W Hollywood is offering a special 25% room rate for those who purchase tickets to the experience. Click HERE to receive the discount.

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