Staff Meals Today: What LA Restaurants Are Serving Their Staff This Week
It's time for another installment of Staff Meals Today, where we find out what ten different restaurants around town are serving their staffs.
Staff meals are interesting, a kind of culinary voyeurism, a window into the inner mechanism of a restaurant. Do they tell you anything about that kitchen? Maybe, maybe not. Last week Nobu served corned beef and cabbage. The week before, comme Ça served beef stroganoff. Accident, experimentation, leftovers: it depends. But remember, Josef Centeno (Opus, Lot 1, Lazy Ox Canteen) invented the bäco for a staff meal once at Meson G.
Chefs eat too.
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225 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 395-3200
Pork carnitas and pumpkin pie.
2. AOC Wine Bar
8022 W. Third St., L.A., (323) 653-6359
Spaghetti and meatballs; Caesar salad.
3. Bistro LQ
8009 Beverly Blvd., L.A., (323) 951-1088
Pork and beans.
1855 Industrial St., L.A., (213) 405-1434
Arugula salad with pears and candied hazelnuts; duck and fingerling potato hash enchiladas.
7458 Beverly Blvd., L.A., (323) 634-0700
Crispy chicken thighs with bamba rice; iceberg lettuce with bleu cheese.
1535 N. Vine St., L.A., (323) 462-2155
Fish and chicken gumbo; market salad with goat cheese.
1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 399-5811
Rigatoni with salmon, cod and pork belly in a garlic cream sauce.
401 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A., (310) 659-7708
Duck breast with rice and a green salad (to Guns N' Roses).
176 N. Cañon Drive, Beverly Hills, (310) 385-0880
Hong Kong-style steamed salmon with jasmine rice and steamed Asian greens.
1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 392-6644
Tagliatelle with Orata, parsley and Parmesan; green beans with hazelnuts and Argan oil; pork shoulder with applesauce and charred cippolini onions; Baked Alaska.
Guess The Tasting Kitchen wins this one.
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