Ms. Yard has garnered three James Beard Awards and an induction into their Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America, a prestigious culinary lifetime achievement award. In addition she has recognition from renowned publications such as Bon Appetit Magazine, Food Arts Magazine, and more, along with authoring two successful cookbooks and securing an esteemed appointment as Senior Vice President of Culinary and Brand Development for iPic Entertainment Group. She is responsible for overseeing the iPic Express concession concept for the brand’s luxury movie theaters as well as independent restaurants and bars, including The Tuck Room Tavern in Westwood; The Tuck Room gastro lounge with locations in North Miami Beach and Houston, Tanzy Restaurant in Scottsdale and Boca Raton; and City Perch Kitchen + Bar in Bethesda and Fort Lee.
The playful and colorful interior is bedecked out with chandeliers, and dotted with paintings of animals throughout. Take a further look around and you’ll find stunning works by Kalisher Studio, an artist curating agency specializing in private collections and hospitality art. Collaborating with interior designers Studio K, Kalisher created thought-provoking pieces combining Colonial American nuances with humorous elements. Historical art references are made using portraiture as a starting point and fun, bold animal figures. Kalisher Studio’s team also crafted a collection of different moldings for the pieces, baroque-inspired, chunky, thick frames adding character to the art. Within the space, riddles are hidden for kids to find; those who make the discovery, will receive a comped dessert.
A celebrity haunt of today’s stars as well, the restaurant is frequented by the likes of John Legend, Chrissy Tiegen, Mila Kunis, and Ashton Kutcher, among others.
Tuck Room Tavern has an amazing wine list that celebrates California’s bounty, wines such as Sancerre, Champagne, dry Rose, and Barbaresco are available for great pairings. Sherry describes her inspiration for the menu as “Craveable American Fare.” Menu highlights include homemade breads, Santa Monica Farmers market nightly specials, brioche-crusted Maryland crab cakes, spring bean salad, and the grilled rib eye are not to be missed.
The Tuck Room Tavern is also home to L.A.’s only ‘Ice DJ Booth’ where mixologist Seger’s premium bar masters elevate the art of the cocktail by hand-carving ice from a 45-pound block for guests to enjoy with their Old Fashioned and Punch Bowls.
Popular cocktails include:
- Norma Jean – Vodka spiked California strawberry lemonade; the Booth 50 – Evan Williams bourbon, hand squeezed California grapefruit, wildflower honey, yuzu
- LookBetterNaked Margarita – Azunia organic tequila, organic agave, citrus, sweet herb of Paraguay
- Farmer’s Market Sangria – California chardonnay, St Germain, Pisco, ginger, passion fruit, chef’s cooler produce and herbs from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market.
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