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The Rooftop Lounge partners with Gelato Festival through Friday

The Rooftop Lounge – a Laguna Beach locals’ favorite, which recently underwent a renovation and rebrand to invoke the building’s roots in Hollywood’s golden age – has partnered with the Los Angeles-based artisanal gelateria Gelato Festival for a pop-up gelato event through the end of this week (Friday, Aug 14). 

Gelato Festival, which hosts the most prestigious individual gelato tournament in the world, offers some of “the world’s best” icy desserts, crafted using the finest quality, organic, and fair-trade certified ingredients. 

The Rooftop cart

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The Gelato Festival cart will be parked outside La Casa Del Camino through Friday

Visitors of this collaborative pop-up will find a festive Rooftop Lounge x Gelato Festival cart parked outside La Casa Del Camino, serving up a selection of Gelato Festival’s signature treats each day this week, August 10 - August 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. The event’s menu includes: 

--Popsicles – $6 (Sicilian Blood Orange, Mandarin Mint, and Espresso)

--Gelato Cones – $8 (fresh gelato coated in Dark, Ruby, or White Chocolate)

--Gelato Cookie Sandwiches – $8 (freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, filled with gelato, dipped in chocolate, and topped with sprinkles) 

Following the launch event, the pop-up’s selection will be permanently added to The Rooftop Lounge’s newly reimagined menu crafted by chef Christophe Bonnegrace as part of the restaurant’s recent transformation. 

The Rooftop cart

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Guests can enjoy their treats outdoors 

Gelato Festival’s popsicles, gelato cones, and gelato sandwiches will join a lineup of decadent desserts such as The Rooftop Lounge’s Mango Coconut Tres Leches (Mango and Coconut infused Sponge Cake topped with Fresh Mango Puree) and Cheesecake with Mixed Berries Salsa (Classic NY Style Cheesecake topped with House-Made Fresh Berries Salsa). Other coastal-inspired appetizers, salads, and entrees from the newly revamped menu include Crab Cake with Lemon Pepper Aioli, whole Beach Branzino, Outskirt Beef Steak, as well as an elevated take on the hamburger which is topped with roasted tomato, lettuce, bacon, avocado, pepper Jack cheese, and Del Camino sauce, served on a brioche bun with a side of sweet potato fries and spicy maple syrup. 

The Rooftop Lounge is open 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with lunch and dinner served daily and brunch served from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Reservations are available through the restaurant’s website at Additionally, The Rooftop Lounge has implemented safety and sanitization procedures in accordance with all city, county, and state guidelines.


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