Stefan’s at L.A. Farm New Summer Menu

House cured salmon with honey dill mustard
House cured salmon with honey dill mustard

by Cara Trump

We’ve been a fan of Stefan’s at L.A. Farm in Santa Monica since its launch almost four years ago. Chef Stefan Richter opened his restaurant after competing on season 5 of “Top Chef,” in which he was a runner-up. Monday night, we had the opportunity to sample his delicious new menu for summer 2013, as chef Stefan mingled with guests and posed for photos.

Continue reading “Stefan’s at L.A. Farm New Summer Menu” »

One More Point for Eva Restaurant

by Sophie Gayot

We had dinner at Eva Restaurant in Los Angeles soon after it opened in 2009. Since then, we kept running into chef/owner Mark Gold at different charity events where he donated his time and food. He kept telling us to come back to his restaurant, saying, “Things have changed, I have a new kitchen, I have done some remodeling, blah, blah, blah….”
Continue reading “One More Point for Eva Restaurant” »

Don’t Change the Recipe

by Sophie Gayot

The chic street Melrose Place in West Hollywood, California, must have been happy to see Fig & Olive open its doors there last March. After the success of three outposts in New York City and one in Westchester, New York, a Los Angeles location became a natural fit for the group presided by Laurent Halasz.

The restaurants’ cuisine is based on their name: no butter, no cream, just many different kinds of olive oil, and lots of dishes that feature figs. Watch my exclusive video interview with executive chef Pascal Lorange to see how he manages to have figs all year-round on the menu.

Continue reading “Don’t Change the Recipe” »

Suzanne Goin & Caroline Styne Cook for President Obama

by Sophie Gayot

“The President walks into a tavern through the back door,” sounds like the beginning of a racy joke, but that’s exactly what happened last night in Southern California. There were so many people around Tavern, the restaurant where Barack Obama was holding a fundraiser, that the Commander-in-Chief had to be escorted in through the back door.

We know that Tavern co-owners Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne worked closely with the Secret Service to plan the event and the menu. According to Caroline, “Many have asked us about our dinner last evening for President Obama at Tavern. It was an incredible and intense experience for Suzanne, me, and everyone that works with us. The planning, anticipation and execution of the evening was nerve-wracking and exciting beyond description. We and our entire staff are just so honored to have been entrusted with such an important evening.

Continue reading “Suzanne Goin & Caroline Styne Cook for President Obama” »