The establishments below are presented in alphabetical order.
Maude – Beverly Hills
“Take Home Chef” host Curtis Stone’s first restaurant.
Tip: Chef Curtis Stone composes a monthly set menu based on and inspired by one seasonal ingredient.
Orsa & Winston – Los Angeles, Downtown
Ambitious, multi-cultural dining concept from prolific downtown chef/restaurateur Josef Centeno.
Recommended dish: The velvety, almost-as-good-as-foie-gras chicken liver mousse.
Paiche – Marina del Rey
Editor’s Note: Chef Ricardo Zarate has left the restaurant mid-October 2014
Paiche is another success from Ricardo Zarate: Peruvian cuisine with Japanese flavors.
Recommended dish: Paiche lettuce wrap, grilled amazonian fish, marinated anticucho miso and crispy sweet potato.
Rao’s – Los Angeles, Hollywood
Frank Pellegrino’s Los Angeles location of famed New York Rao’s Italian restaurant.
Recommended dish: Meatballs, ground beef, pork, veal, seasoned breadcrumbs, marinara sauce.
Rare by Drai’s – West Hollywood
Editor’s Note: Drai’s closed September 2014
Nightlife mogul Victor Drai is back on the restaurant scene with this steakhouse on the Sunset strip.
Tip: Don’t miss out on the craft cocktails.