Chef Zach Pollack’s Italian restaurant in Silver Lake will launch brunch service on Saturday, May 11, just in time for Mother’s Day weekend. The inaugural brunch menu will feature a combination of both breakfast and lunch items, including new dishes like ricotta doughnut holes with blueberries and mascarpone, a potato frico waffle with pulled brisket, crispy polenta tartines with whipped baccalá, and a Gritti Palace club sandwich.
A few Alimento signatures also will make an appearance, including the braised lettuce bruschetta and chicken Milanese sandwich, alongside classic brunch sides like house-made English muffins, bacon and sausages, and crispy potatoes that are a play on frico Friulano.
The dishes will be complemented by a beverage program of pressed juices, eclectic beers, select small-production wines from the restaurant’s predominantly organic and biodynamic list, and apropos cocktails, such as the Mercato Mimosa and Rose & Shine Spritz.
“Growing up, holiday brunches like Mother's Day were hosted at my mom's house, where she would always have a spread of smoked fish and creamed herring at the ready," Pollack tells L.A. Weekly. "This was partly a nod to our Latvian heritage but mostly because everyone — including my amazing mother — did not cook very much nor very well. Now that I’m the one in the kitchen, I've made a smoked black cod toast for Alimento's brunch menu in honor of that special tradition, and look forward to sharing that with my mom on her special day."
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Alimento, 1710 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake; (323) 928-2888, alimentola.com.