Michelin Starred Chef Christophe Émé Presents KASS Wine Bar + Restaurant

After twenty-five years as a powerhouse in the fine dining industry, Michelin starred and world-renowned Chef Christophe Émé introduces KASS, a chic and welcoming wine bar and restaurant that offers a sophisticated yet approachable French Dinner Menu and unrivaled Wine List in a 40-seat dining room and bar. Wine Consultant Taylor Parsons (Whole Cluster Consulting, République, Spago, Mozza, Campanile) curated the KASS Wine List. The KASS Wine List is comprised of seventy percent French Wines, with an emphasis on the Loire Valley in honor of Émé’s home region, with the remaining thirty percent made up of varietals ranging from France, Europe, and California. The wines by the glass are available to sip and swish with sections including sparkling, rosé, white, and red. The dinner menu features appetizers and entrées all based on the fresh, seasonal ingredients from the local Farmers Market. Watch Émé in his element in the open kitchen. Dishes include Salad of Baby Beets with black lentils and aged Comté; Oxtail Parmentier made with marrow bone and Burgundy truffles; the Farro Risotto, accompanied by celery root, kale, and Morel mushrooms, and the Chicken Cooked in Clay served with wild mushroom sauce and green asparagus. Dessert will include the Chocolate Tart accompanied by chocolate sorbet. The space, designed by Émé with assistance from Annie May of Kuskin / May Designsharmonizes between warm and cool neutrals and the perfect balance between natural and manmade materials. Warm enough to be inviting, but still retaining a sleekness. 320 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; Reservations: 323.413.2299 or hereF

Pikoh on Pico

Inspired by the cultural and culinary melting pot that is Los Angeles, Pikoh is an all-day eatery from Chef Partner Ricardo Zarate and longtime protégé, Chef de Cuisine James Jung. The West L.A. neighborhood spot offers counter service by day and table service by night, with a wide-ranging and approachable menu reflecting the international flavors inherent to the city’s diverse dining scene. Chefs Zarate and Jung infuse homestyle American cooking with Latin, Asian and other international flavors, influenced by their heritages and years lived in L.A. The result is a menu as eclectic where a Tonkatsu Chicken Sandwich is at home next to Shakshuka. Breakfast options include a no-sugar-added Breakfast Bowl with activated charcoal, coconut milk, granola, banana, strawberry, popped quinoa and coconut shavings and Smoked Salmon Tartine with capers, yuzu kosho cream cheese and poached egg. Lunch has options like Grilled Tuna with pickled fennel salad, orange dressing and chimichurri and Chickpea Hummus with Steamed Mussels with aji amarillo, lemon sauce and house-made quinoa toast. A weekend brunch menu is available Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 3 pm. Daily happy hour runs from 4-7 pm Monday-Friday and 4-6 pm on weekends. At 6 pm Pikoh transitions to full-service dinner, with highlights including Filet Mignon atop kizami wasabi mashed potatoes, Vegan Beet Bao with steamed buns, beet jerky, cilantro and hoisin-gochujang sauce, and Shigoku Oysters with avocado mousse, ponzu and kizami wasabi. Pikoh’s full bar program—developed by mixologist Matheus De La Rune and helmed by Lead Bartender Jamie Clark—has cocktails including: Brazilian Batida with cachaça, coconut mix, lime and nutmeg; Italian Milano Torino, with Campari and sweet vermouth; voodoo-inspired It Was Obeah with Jamaican rum, lime, house-made Caribbean sorrel and all-spice crust; and centuries-old, non-alcoholic libations such as Iran’s Sekanjabin with honey, apple cider vinegar, mint, water and cucumber. Draft beers and 70+ wines, including 15-20 by the glass and bottles starting at $30, round out the menu, along with a full coffee and espresso bar. 11940 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064; 310.928.9344


Pacifique Opens

The menu is a collaboration between veteran chef Joe Miller (Joe’s) + recent NY transplant Danielle Sobel (credits include Masa + Azabu) and will showcase Japanese influences and local ingredients. A meeting of the minds, so to speak, and a new chapter for Joe. Designed by partner Sean Leffers (Sean Leffers Interiors), he sourced textiles and pieces from local designers, so it echoes the approach to the menu. Tuesday; 631 N. La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA, 90069

Crustacean Beverly Hills Lauches a Good Luck Menu for the Lunar New Year

Crustacean Beverly Hills introduces a Lunar New Year menu for the first time ever. The menu features traditional dishes that represent good luck and prosperity, including an 8-Hour Massaged Suckling Pig to honor the Year of the Pig. Crustacean also incorporates colors and other food that have symbolic meaning into the Lunar New Year celebration, including red for good fortune or luck; gold for wealth; sticky rice and noodles for longevity; pork for land; squab and quail for heaven; seafood for sea; and more. $198 or $88; Tuesday through February 8th; 468 N Bedford Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Reservations here or 310.205.8990


San Francisco-Based Interior Designer, Lindsay Anyon Brier Laucnhes The Culinary Collection

Leading San Francisco-based interior designer and retailer Lindsay Anyon Brier and her home retail shop Anyon, have partnered with top library curator Juniper Books for The Culinary Collection. Available at home retail shop Anyon and nationwide via, the limited-edition book set retails for $450 and is bundled as a collector set, featuring a jacket cover with a panoramic view of the Golden Gate Bridge by photographer Michele Bell. Curated books in the set include: Benu by Corey Lee; The French Laundry Cookbook by Thomas Keller; State Bird Provisions by Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski; Nopalito by Gonzalo Guzman; and Tartine All Day by Elisabeth M. Prueitt/ Guests in attendance at The Culinary Collection unveil event will be treated to a book signing, cuisine by featured chefs and panel chat and audience Q&A with Chef Gonzalo Guzmán, Chef Stuart Brioza and Chef Nicole Krasinski. Thursday, 5:30 – 7:30 pm; Anyon Design Atelier and Store, 3452 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94118

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