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Skylight Gardens Opening in Westwood

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Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 8:47 AM
click to enlarge SKYLIGHT GARDENS
  • Skylight Gardens

Replacing Gardens on Glendon, Talk of the Town, Will Wright's Ice Cream Parlor and the Hamlet Gardens in Westwood Village, Skylight Gardens soft-opened Feb. 20 and will open to the public on March 1, serving Italian fare from chefs Sebastian Gonzalez (El Bulli) and Raffaele Favuzzi (Pane e Vino, Angelini Osteria). The menu is filled with house-made pastas (gluten-free options available), risotto, chicken, fish and steak. A cheese and charcuterie bar houses sweet salt-cured pork leg, spicy dry-aged pork, smoked duck prosciutto, pecorino brillo di vino, taleggio and a handful of cheeses accompanied by figs, grapes and honeycomb.

Owners/husband-and-wife team Peter and Miranda Clinco grew up dining at Gardens on Glendon in the early '90s and remember Westwood when it was vibrant and alive, with nearly a dozen movie theaters within a one-mile radius (before the hoards of homeless occupied, we imagine). Peter was a real estate attorney for former owners Harry Lewis and Marilyn Lewis (Kate Mantilini) for 20 years before changing the restaurant concept. "When I was young, my brother Mike and I came here with our parents. This space played a role in nearly every significant period in my life and we will strive to meet the high standard of quality food, service and atmosphere set by our distinguished predecessors," Clinco said in a press release.

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click to enlarge Skylight's strozzapreti and pappardelle - C. SOUDRY
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  • Skylight's strozzapreti and pappardelle

click to enlarge chicken Milanese - C. SOUDRY
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  • chicken Milanese

click to enlarge prosciutto flower - C. SOUDRY
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  • prosciutto flower

click to enlarge fried rice balls with saffron - C. SOUDRY
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  • fried rice balls with saffron

click to enlarge Chilean sea bass with fried artichoke and celery root puree - C. SOUDRY
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  • Chilean sea bass with fried artichoke and celery root puree

click to enlarge dessert trio - C. SOUDRY
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  • dessert trio

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