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Allumette: Ambitious Cuisine in Echo Park 

Anne Fishbein
Goat's milk flan, angel food cake, brown butter and tapioca at Allumette.
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Allumette is born of the Vagrancy Project, a pop-up Thompson launched in February 2012. After hearing good things, Allston Yacht Club owners Charles Kelly and Bill DiDonna invited Thompson to bring the project to their restaurant in Echo Park two nights a week. They ended up being so taken with Thompson that they decided to shut down and reopen with a whole new concept and Thompson in the kitchen full-time. Allumette opened in late January with a face-lift and the requisite ambitious cocktail program. Still, this place feels very much like a low-key neighborhood restaurant. Its appearance does not reflect its ambition. See Also:
Allumette Review: Miles Thompson's Echo Park Restaurant Is Outrageously Ambitious
Published on April 2, 2013

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