UberSELECT Brings You the Ultimate Penthouse Package at the Avalon Hotel

With UberSELECT, you can elevate your ride with just a tap of a button. And this month, we’re teaming up with Proper Hospitality’s Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills to take your SELECT experience to the next level.

From now through October 21, enter the promo code AVALONHOTEL in the Promotions section of the app and ride SELECT in LA to enter to win a VIP experience at the Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills. Three winners will be the first to dine at Chef Michael Hung’s highly-anticipated restaurant at the Avalon Hotel, Viviane, and one lucky grand prize winner will also win the ultimate penthouse package.

We also caught up with the former Faith & Flower chef to learn more about his favorite dishes on his menu plus his top restaurant picks around Los Angeles. Read on for his exclusive #SELECTLA guide.



Three lucky riders will win:

  • A plated dinner for two at the grand opening party of Chef Michael Hung’s newest restaurant, Viviane, at the Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills on 10/23/15 or 10/24/15
  • Roundtrip UberSELECT rides to and from the grand opening party
  • $50 in UberEATS credit, so you can dine out with UberSELECT and eat in with UberEATS

In addition, one grand prize winner will win:

  • An overnight stay at the Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills penthouse on 10/23/15
  • Breakfast for two at the poolside breakfast buffet


  • From now until October 21, 2015 at 11:59pm, enter code AVALONHOTEL in the Promotions section of the app and ride SELECT in LA
  • When you take a SELECT ride by October 21, 2015, you’ll be entered to win an Avalon Hotel VIP package




Can you tell us about the concept for Viviane? What inspired the menu?

The menu is very much inspired by continental cuisine.

Describe one of your favorite dishes and/or ingredients on the menu.

One of my favorite dishes on the menu is our ribeye steak. I grill it and top it with bone marrow gremolata. As the gremolata cooks, it releases the flavors of toasted garlic, lemon, and parsley. The marrow melts, infuses with those flavors and drips over the meat. Toasted breadcrumbs absorb the infused marrow drippings and capture it all so nothing is lost and every bite is fully redolent of meat, marrow, and aromatics.

What are your favorite meals and/or restaurants in LA?

I just moved to West LA and have really loved exploring Sawtelle. One place that I recently discovered is Sushi Tsujita. They have an amazing omakase menu, and while it is in the higher price range it is well worth it.

What is your favorite place to grab a drink in LA?

With the restaurant opening I have had little time to grab a drink, but I will tell you I am excited to visit Esters Wine Bar in Santa Monica.

Can you tell us a little about the LA food scene? What has changed since you moved here from SF?

The LA scene is really starting to blossom. The number of high profile restaurants opening this fall is astounding, and these are all restaurants being helmed by classically trained chefs. And what is great is the cultural acceptance of food culture that is so rapidly occurring in the city. The expectation of the public is increasing, which is great because it pushes us as chefs to use better ingredients and present a better product.

Are there any things you love to do in LA when you have time for a night out?

Honestly, it is hard for me to get out for a night on the town. These days, I try and save up my energy and days off to explore all the great things about Southern California; overnight trips to Catalina Island, riding a motorcycle through Malibu, and of course dining out.

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