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Kitchen 1540 Restaurant Review: Executive chef Brandon Fortune presents modern American cuisine with an upscale Southern influence. Look for his signature shrimp and grits with organic heirloom grains and a roasted corn and chorizo crème; cold-smoked trout and organic beets; and chicken 'n' dumplins, inspired by a recipe from Fortune's grandmother, but with a contemporary interpretation. The dish is composed of a confit thigh, puffed biscuit rolled in panko crumbs and fried to order, spring carrots from Chino Farms and a Thai-inspired coconut curry gravy. Stylish cabanas out back make for fun alfresco dining, or reserve the private wine room for an intimate pairing party.