Carolynn Spence is the chef at Hollywood’s iconic Chateau Marmont.
What was the food highlight of your year?
My food highlight of 2013 was in London at La Petite Maison. A brulee’d brioche pain perdu with spice ice cream. It’s not everyday I have something to eat I’d categorize as perfection. This was it.
What was the music highlight of your year?
Music highlight for 2013 includes hitting the Redwood Bar downtown LA for a Cramps themed Lux Lives show. Lynda Kay got on stage with her band to do a set. At first I was unsure of what was going on. What surreal kind of performance is this? Then I realized the pure genius of this woman and haven’t missed a show of hers yet!
Was there a moment when food and music came together in a memorable way?
Brooks Headley, the pastry chef of Del Posto, drummed for Born Against which I used to see when I was younger hanging out in NYC. With time I kept hearing about his fun take on desserts. Brooks and his sous chef Kim came to Bar Marmont to do a collaborative menu with my crew. For that dinner we were able to change the music, the food, and the whole vibe of the restaurant. That was certainly a highlight where food and music connected.