Mixing Cuisines in Culver City, CA

By Sophie Gayot

When Italian and Argentinean cuisines meet under one roof — let’s admit, an improbable combination — you get Bianca. But have no fear as the two chefs hailing from each country are true professionals — the ones whose cooking is solely driven by passion. They are spirited artisans of the culinary world.

Italy is represented by none the less than Gianni Vietina of Madeo Ristorante (closed right now but reopening in the next few months at a new location) and Argentina by pastry chef Federico Fernandez, formerly at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

During my dinner on the patio (due to the current health crisis), I got to sit with the pair for a high in color dinner. The olive trees surrounding the outdoor space on the large sidewalk added romance to the evening.

> GAYOT’s Wine & Spirits Editor Dirk Smith: “The short wine list carries interesting  labels from Italy and France.

> Watch Chef partner/owner Gianni Vietina describing the mussels and talking about the breads.

> Watch Chef partner/owner Gianni Vietina describing the Trippa alla Toscana and the Empañadas.

> Watch pastry chef partner/owner Federico Fernandez describing the Fugazzetta.

> Watch Chef partner/owner Gianni Vietina describing the Cacciucco and the Spaghetti al Riccio di Mare.

> Watch Chef partner/owner Gianni Vietina describing the Chilean seabass and the Veal chop Milanese.

> Watch pastry chef partner/owner Federico Fernandez describing some of the desserts.

Bianca
8850 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
424-603-4353