KASS Wine Bar + Restaurant  Sophisticated French Fare

The newest restaurant on La Brea already has quite a following of oenophiles, foodies and Francophiles. Many remember esteemed Michelin starred French chef Christophe Émé when he was at his previous restaurant Ortolan on West Third Street.  I’ve already been twice to KASS since it opened this month in the former Wilde Wine Bar. The…

Pok Pok – Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice

The culinary experience at the Thai restaurant Pok Pok is very authentic and is exemplified even in the water. A pandanus leaf is dropped in the glass, as is done often in Northern Thailand, giving it a toasted rice, vanilla and grassy essence. We were invited to Pok Pok to celebrate James Beard award-winning chef…

Michelin Star Chef in Beverly Hills

There are a few esteemed chefs in Los Angeles that have been awarded a prestigious Michelin star. One is 37-year restaurant veteran Shige Fujimoto, now at Shiki Beverly Hills. “Shiki” in Japanese means four seasons. This talented chef prepares fresh seasonal fare for his signature omakase and grand menu. The Japanese restaurant offers different types…