Where The Chefs Eat is an ongoing series in which we ask a local chef to give us his or her favorite dining options. This week, we check in with Red Medicine's chef, Jordan Kahn.
Jordan Kahn says he hasn't taken a regular day off since October. And since his restaurant is open until 2 a.m., that m ... More >>
Sure, you may have a dozen newly opened gastropubs within Yelp distance from where you live. Or food trucks. Or, arguably best of all, neighborhood taquerias. But in summer, when L.A. farmers markets are loaded with gorgeous produce, sometimes it's more fun to cook your own dinner. Just to prove you ... More >>
When Church & State owner Yassmin Sarmadi and then Patina executive chef Tony Esnault got to chatting at the March of Dimes charity event in Los Angeles last year, and then again at the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, who knew that a new French restaurant would be the result? Yet that is the happy ... More >>
Recently reopening after an extensive renovation, Water Grill also has a new face behind the stoves: executive chef Damon Gordon. He takes over the kitchen of the posh seafood restaurant after 16 months of musical chairs.
Longtime chef David LeFevre, who left in September 2010 to open MB Post, was ... More >>
JGarbeeEATaly's Bread CounterWhen we first spoke to Lidia Bastianich about the inspiration behind EATaly, the Italian mega-market in New York that she opened with son Joe and Mario Batali, we had yet to experience the swanky 5th Avenue market churning out thousands of loaves of bread, handmad ... More >>
In addition to a streamlined new look, Melrose-and-Western neighborhood favorite Osteria La Buca is getting a streamlined menu courtesy of new executive chef Jason Neroni, an Orange County native known for his cooking at Brooklyn's Porchetta and Manhattan's 10 Downing Food & Wine. (He's also ... More >>
Do you like really good yogurt and require at least one dose of 85% cocoa chocolate daily? According to an article that ran in last week's Women's Wear Daily, it appears Alain Ducasse considers those of us who think we can live on chocolate alone merely bonbons away from calling Morgan Spurlock abou ... More >>
Fran CollinChef Remi LauvandChef Rémi Lauvand does not have a pop up restaurant, but he's been popping up a lot in the last few years. Before he came to rest at his current home, Café Pierre in Manhattan Beach, Lauvand popped up in BreadBar last fall as part of the Hatchi series. Before tha ... More >>
Anne FishbeinWalter Manzke at Church & StateSince Walter Manzke took over the stoves at Church & State, the downtown bistro in the old National Biscuit Company building, almost exactly a year ago, the restaurant has become a haven for bistro fans, cooks on their days off and anyone who loves ... More >>
In the first part of our interview with new Patina chef Tony Esnault, we learned that the Frenchman was recommended for his current job by Alain Ducasse, with whom he'd cooked for a number of years. It took Patina founder and owner Joachim Splichal nearly a year to find the right chef for his flagsh ... More >>
After searching for nearly a year to find the right chef to helm Patina, his downtown flagship restaurant, Joachim Splichal appointed Tony Esnault to the position just over a month ago. The 38 year-old Frenchman is from Saumur, in the Loire Valley, and worked with Alain Ducasse for much of the last ... More >>
After stints in the kitchens of Alain Ducasse, Rocco Despirito, David Bouley and Ferran Adria, the jocular Eric Greenspan made a quick leap from sous chef to executive chef at Joachim Splichal's Patina, then opened a place of his own, The Foundry on Melrose, two years ago at age 32.
Now the culinar ... More >>