Design darling Emily Henderson, and Steve Fortunato—mastermind behind fine-dining caterer Room Forty—have debuted events venue The Fig House.
Says Fortunato, “Emily calls it ‘1920s Hollywood meets 1980s party meets 2014 Highland Park.’” The tufted velvet wonderland for creative soirees is complete with vintage teak and brass, curated art and stained glass at the backlit bar. So what about Room Forty (which is, ostensibly, on the preferred-caterers list)? Fortunato says they’re whipping up “maple leaf duck sausage, beef tongue prosciutto, puffed bone marrow…Today, for us, ‘starting from scratch’ looks like in-house fermenting, curing, vinegar and cheesemaking. Smoking can now be an even bigger part of our program.” 6433 N. Figueroa Ave., L.A., 323-254-4103; fighousela.com.