Open on Friday and Saturday nights in North Hollywood, the intimate tasting menu extravaganza comes curtsey of chef Paul Shoemaker (ex-Bastide/Providence), Rob Ciancimino (front of house) and Grammy winning DJ Manny Marroquin.
The 12-course meal is served inside a candlelit art gallery that was formerly a dance studio, where works from rotating artists encircle a 24-foot-long communal table. Dinner starts with cocktails and moves from various small bite-sized courses like Salmon Skin topped with citrus cured salmon, and Meyer lemon to the hefty main course of Prime Hanger Steak with Époisses fondue, garlic confit, parsley pistou, and sauce Bordelaise. Wine pairings are conjured by guest wine director Jolly Sood.
This is a supper club not to be missed. But if U can’t make it on the weekend, there’s always the option of booking the whole thing for a get-together with friends.
Fine Dining; Meeting new friends or dining with a large group of old friends
Highlights of the global menu rooted in French technique include everything from pork belly butternut squash soup; to pasta all chitarra with Burgundy truffles, porcini mushrooms and Reggiano cheese; Big Eye Tuna, with baked avocado, yuzu ponzu, caviar, smoked sesame, and bean sprouts; and a Nickel Bag with foie gras powder, Cocoa Puffs, pine nuts, candy Cocoa Nibs encased in a vanishing edible bag