Have a taste for roasted wild mushroom soup with white truffle oil or guanciale creamed fennel and Yukon potatoes?
How about brown butter fried branzino? Or, you might prefer a fresh kale and roast squash salad (don't forget to top with the toasted pumpkin seeds.)
Those dishes are just a part of the opening day menu at , which plans to debut to the public in downtown Hermosa Beach at 5 p.m. Monday. Reservations are being accepted at the venue now.
The restaurant will take the place of , but is owned by the same local team.
In preparation of the opening, Fletcher Dragge of Pennywise and his crew decorated the new restaurant's walls with spray paint and stencils (see accompanying photos.)
As part of the project, Dragge worked on reproductions of show flyers from the early '80s that feature rock bands, such as and Black Flag, who played in this same Manhattan Avenue building in its past. Updates on this project have been featured on the Abigaile website.
has been designed to "pay homage to what’s been here before, but at the same time... push the edge of what I think the community is ready for in new concept and food," in January.
Rising star chef Max DiMare will take over the culinary reins to offer an American brasserie experience, Sanford said.
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