Coronavirus: The Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel Air to Donate Food to Medical Personnel

McCarthy Salad Polo Lounge - H 2016
Courtesy of Polo Lounge

McCarthy Salad Polo Lounge - H 2016

The Dorchester Collection hotels will donate to-go orders of their famous salads on Wednesday.

Los Angeles' Dorchester Collection hotels — the Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air — are donating 200 salads at each hotel on Wednesday.

As a thank-you to first responders and medical professionals, The Beverly Hills Hotel’s Polo Lounge will offer 200 of their famous McCarthy Salads to doctors, nurses and others who are on the front lines in fighting COVID-19. The McCarthy, known as the go-to order ("a favorite," philanthropist Barbara Davis previously told The Hollywood Reporter) among many Polo Lounge regulars, is a loaded version of a Cobb salad.

Over at Hotel Bel Air, 200 of the Nancy Reagan salads, also a play on the Cobb and a favorite of the late former first lady, will be ready for those medical personnel who drive to the hotel for pickup at Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant.

Each person much show ID and proof of employment at a local hospital for pickup through the hotels’ main valet entrances. Grab-and-go service for the salads will be between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are limited to two salads per person.

The idea to feed the medical teams on the front lines at L.A. hospitals stemmed from the hotel’s general manager and regional director, Edward Mady, who has put together a community initiative to give back to those in need. Continuing with aiding the local medical teams — and to keep the hotel staff engaged and inspired — the Dorchester hotels will donate 400 salads to the staff at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles next week.