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Tucked away in the upstairs of beverly hills Italian restaurant Nerano is the BG Lounge, an intimate and elegant cocktail bar accented by extraordinary works of original, museum-quality artwork.
Here, an unparalleled cocktail menu created by chief mixologist, Asadour Seheldjian, utilizes the freshest ingredients of the season paired with high-end spirits in signature artisanal cocktails and are served alongside a rotating selection of carefully chosen, quality Italian wines.
A thoughtfully curated shared-plates menu by executive chef michele lisi complements the cocktail and wine selection and perfectly appointed contemporary space that feels like the living room of your dreams.
Sit, see, sip, taste, relax and enjoy. BG Lounge is a cleverly crafted modern escape where food, drink and art collide to create an unforgettable experience.
CHIEF MIXOLOGIST ASADOUR SEHELDJIAN
Born and raised in Aleppo, Syria, Asadour Seheldjian had a curious personality, which often put him on the front lines of social gatherings, engaging with friends and family, and planning his next travel adventure. These interests served as the foundation of his mixology career. At the age of 28 Asadour and his family were forced to escape and flee from the Syrian civil war, seeking refuge in Turkey in search of a better life.
A few months into his new life in the Turkish city of Izmir Asadour was hired as General Manager at a boutique hotel in Izmir Province. It was here where he refined his knowledge of American cocktail culture by shaping a completely unique and personal craft bar experience for his guests.
With a desire to keep fueling the passion for his new love of mixology, Seheldjian immigrated to the United States in 2014, moving to Los Angeles to enroll in Bartending School. Craving more behind-the-bar action and interaction with guests, he started working at The Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills and he quickly made his way up the ranks to Head Bartender at the on-property Italian restaurant Culina.
Today, Seheldjian combines his love for all things beverage along with his Italian fine dining experience to his role as Chief Mixologist at Nerano and BG Lounge in Beverly Hills. He crafts seasonal specialty cocktails and develops unique and unexpected flavor combinations with an artistic flair that set Nerano’s Amalfi Coast-inspired restaurant and bar program apart from others.