Faced with presenting at a Star Chefs event in New York last October, Red Medicine chef Jordan Kahn called upon filmmakers Natasha Subramaniam and Alisa Lapidus to collaborate on a film they eventually titled Reverie. They had previously showcased his technique in their stop-motion animation film As ... More >>
Where the Chefs Eat is an ongoing series in which we ask a local chef to give us his or her favorite spots for everyday or cheap dining options. This week we talk to Niki Nakayama, chef and owner of n/naka, for her top 5 picks.
Since opening n/naka two years ago, chef Niki Nakayama hasn't had muc ... More >>
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 >>
There is a fine distinction between gourmet and gourmand in French, according to Anna Polonsky, the U.S. Associate Director of Le Fooding. "The whole idea of Le Fooding is to speak with people who like food but are not necessarily foodies. Gourmet is more foodie in a geeky way, whereas gourmand is j ... More >>
On a recent episode of his podcast "Go Fork Yourself," Andrew Zimmern -- host of the Bizarre Foods series -- reveals his list of Los Angeles restaurant picks in something less sensational than we've come to expect from the Travel Channel guide to unfamiliar foods around the world. In fact, it's so s ... More >>
Celebrating this year's Best of L.A. issue -- now out in print and online -- we're counting down, in no particular order, 100 of our favorite dishes.
24: Coconut Bavarois at Red Medicine.
Red Medicine is a complicated place. After a year existing in the shadow of it's infamous critic controversy - ... More >>
When the first Test Kitchen dinner launched in fall 2010, located in the lower level space that would later become Sotto, few diners -- if any -- realized the magnitude of what was happening. But by the program's end -- after chefs like Jordan Kahn, Javier Plascencia, Walter Manzke and a dozen other ... More >>
On July 1, the boom finally drops: The country's first statewide ban on foie gras goes into effect in California, making it illegal to serve or sell. For more on this, check out our critic Besha Rodell's consideration of the Last Days of Foie Gras.
In honor of the work by chefs and kitchen staff do ... More >>
Some of our favorite young chefs made Zagat's first ever Los Angeles 30 Under 30 list (a.k.a. how to make anyone over 30 feel inadequate). The honorees include Nyesha Arrington (Wilshire), Joshua Drew (Farmshop), Jordan Kahn (Red Medicine), Ilan Hall (The Gorbals), Casey Lane (Tasting Kitchen), Crai ... More >>
Anne FishbeinSotto chefs Steve Samson and Zach PollackForbes: 30 mover-and-shakers under 30 in the food and wine industry. (Congrats Jordan Kahn and Zach Pollack.)
The Salt, NPR's Food Blog: Why Are We More Hungry In The Winter?
Los Angeles Magazine: This year's top 10 restaurants in L.A.
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Courtesy of Chayka SofiaA food fight of epic proportions is portrayed in Zergut.Food has come to the foreground in cinema as of late. What started with films like Food Inc. and Fast Food Nation has evolved into entire festivals dedicated to the craft, like the recent New York and Chicago Food ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshScenes from Live & Dine LA 2011.
Akasha Richmond walked away with the big prize, an award for a chef who has demonstrated not only top notch kitchen skills but a dedication to community service, at last night's Live & Dine LA awards, but the focus of the evening was on LA's risi ... More >>
ColLAboration Beer Garden
Forget Bastille Day. In honor of Belgian Independence Day (actually celebrated on July 21st), ColLAboration will theoretically have Belgian brews on tap at its third summer beer garden. Technically, ColLAboration is a members-only club. For members, admission is free f; f ... More >>
J. KahnMuscat grape, almond and white chocolate dessert at Red Medicine
In parts one and two of our interview with chef Jordan Kahn of Beverly HIlls' Red Medicine, we discussed the possibility of food as art and chef as artist. But we held something back. Missing from Kahn's theoretical musin ... More >>
A. FrougChef Jordan Kahn in the Red Medicine kitchen
At the end of the first part of our interview with Jordan Kahn of Red Medicine, he was explaining that Vietnamese cuisine fits his culinary philosophy because he isn't interested in making "a big, sweet fucking rich bomb. A big ass molten c ... More >>
A. FrougChef Jordan Kahn plating a dessert at Red Medicine
To the outside observer, Jordan Kahn's career doesn't make a lot of sense. He worked at some of the most prestigious restaurants in the country (The French Laundry, Alinea, XIV), the kind of places that become pilgrimage sites for the ... More >>
A whole croissant turns into a composed plate in Kahn's video
Chef Jordan Kahn's dishes at Red Medicine are so intricate and labor intensive, that when a customer orders one, it can take twenty minutes of continuous work to complete it. The dish he recently created for Nowness.com, however, t ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, December 23rd, shortly after we posted Virbila's response, her photo and the explanation of why she was booted from the restaurant were removed from Red Medicine's Tumblr site.
From Red Medicine's site.Since we broke the story yesterday that Los Angeles Times restaurant c ... More >>
A screen grab from Red Medicine's Tumblr site.Restaurant reviewers like to believe they operate incognito. That's no easy task in the internet age, and it just got much more difficult for Los Angeles Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila (@sirenevribila) who was outed by an angry restaurat ... More >>
Monday, December 13th, may be Test Kitchen's final dinner service, but Bill Chait and Brian Saltsburg's restaurant experiment is going out with a big-time culinary (and charitable) bang. For $150/person, Test Kitchen and non-profits Share Our Strength and Gettlove, are bringin ... More >>
A. ScattergoodSanta Barbara prawn with brown butter, lemon and capers
As you will know if you read Jonathan Gold's most recent review, the Test Kitchen has been up and running for a few weeks now, featuring a rotating group of chefs like guest performers in a how-do-you-get-reservations-for- ... More >>
For everyone eagerly awaiting the opening of Red Medicine, the new "punk Vietnamese" restaurant coming soon to the ethnic food epicenter of Beverly Hills, you can now go get your bowls of Fugazi-inspired phở without having your Vietnamese grandmother, or your friends' Vietnamese grandmother, promp ... More >>
Adam Fleishcman (Umami Burger) and pastry chef Jordan Kahn (XIV, The French Laundry, Per Se) have taken over former Japanese restaurant space, Hokusai, to open a Vietnamese restaurant, Red Medicine (named after a 90's punk album by Fugazi), which is slated to open July 15th. And the name reflects th ... More >>