David Féau has been named consulting partner-chef at Le Ka, the downtown restaurant that opened last September. Féau was previously at the Royce in Pasadena, the fancy Langham Huntington Hotel restaurant that was reinvented earlier this spring as a steakhouse (a "wood-fired" steakhouse, no less) u ... More >>
Remi Lauvand's new downtown spot has much to recommend it -- but tries to do just a bit too much
This week's restaurant review is about Le Ka, the new spot downtown from chef Remi Lauvand. There are some things you can only find out by reading the whole review, but for a taste, see below.
For the past couple of weeks, we've been talking to L.A. chefs about their holday food traditions. Here's a roundup of all of those great chefs and what they do for the holidays, food-wise, plus a couple of extras thrown in for good measure.
For the past week or so, we've been featuring the holiday food traditions of L.A. chefs. Today, we talk to Animal and Son of a Gun chef Jon Shook (who is expecting a wee babe in the spring -- mazel tov) about latkes, brisket, ham and casserole. "I grew up in a Jewish household, so we always had po ... More >>
This week and next, we'll be featuring the holiday food traditions of L.A. chefs. Today, Remi Lauvand, chef at the new downtown restaurant Le Ka, talks about his holiday traditions. "I have some great friends who make sure I don't have to do too much during the holidays. I don't really want to spe ... More >>
A. Scattergoodthe bar at Test Kitchen As the culinary experiment of Test Kitchen winds down, the chef musical chairs act continues. Tonight and tomorrow night, November 30th and December 1st, Walter Manzke (Church & State, Bastide, ____ ) will be cooking Spanish tapas with Perfecto Rocher (t ... More >>
When we interviewed Café Pierre chef Rémi Lauvand, he talked about the importance of flavor, and how he's found himself going backwards, sort of, in his approach to cooking. By that, the French-born chef meant that he's returned to more basic presentations after some years of youthful experimentat ... More >>
Fran CollinCafe Pierre chef Remi LauvandYesterday in the first part of our interview with Café Pierre's Rémi Lauvand, the chef talked to us about how he got to the Manhattan Beach restaurant from, ultimately, his native France. It was a journey that took him from New York to Santa Barbara a ... 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 >>
It's official. Along with the Hollywood nightclub Social it's located within, Citrus, a California-French restaurant, has closed. Last month, a Citrus PR rep., who spoke with us on the phone, said the restaurant was transitioning, but could not disclose any concrete details at that time. A former em ... More >>