| Jul 14, 2014
| 12:45 PM
On a recent afternoon, in the pristine kitchen of Mélisse restaurant in Santa Monica, chef and owner Josiah Citrin demonstrates how to make a tuna tartar tower he created years ago when the restaurant first opened. He looks slightly disheveled, with his...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 12:45 PM
I like almost everything about sardines. I like to cook them, I like to eat them. Heck, when I visit aquariums I even like to watch them swim around in circles. That's the only explanation I can offer for how I found myself standing on a stage Sunday...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:51 PM
This year, the Los Angeles Times' annual food and wine festival The Taste kicks off Friday, Aug. 29, with a full night of festivities. The Paramount Studios lot is transformed into an intimate party with some of the hottest chefs in the city.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The emails come in with the question: Can you recommend a quiet restaurant? Other readers write in to rant, saying they've given up going to restaurants because it's impossible to have a conversation anymore. I can't offer much solace. Even fine dining...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:15 AM
If you're tracking chefs, here's what several Los Angeles toques are up to and/or which restaurants they've moved on to. In addition, several L.A. chefs will be appearing in a new Bravo reality series. And a few restaurants have recently closed, or are in...
| May 6, 2014
| 9:30 AM
When Nancy Silverton was named Outstanding Chef of the year by the James Beard Foundation on Monday night, she floated onto the Lincoln Center stage in an edgy white jacket and sunglasses. It was fitting that when Southern California finally broke its...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Conde Nast Traveler’s readers may be seriously out to lunch, but it won’t be at Providence, Mozza or any other Los Angeles restaurant.
In its annual readers’ choice survey, the magazine asked participants to rank their favorite...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Some of L.A.'s hottest chefs and bartenders will take part in the Los Angeles Times' third annual The Taste event happening Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 on the back lot of Paramount Studios. Attendees will also have a chance to meet the Los Angeles Times...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Providence, Michael Cimarusti's celebrated seafood-centric restaurant in Los Angeles, has announced it will close briefly May 19 and reopen May 28 after a full redesign.
Providence has been listed as the No. 1 restaurant in Los Angeles by Times...
| Jul 6, 2013
I remember someone three seats down from me at Ginza Sushi-ko (the predecessor of Urasawa), eating an entire box of the ochre uni that Masa Takayama had specially sourced. Sometimes, if you were lucky, he'd hand you a cone of exquisite black green toasted...
| Aug 3, 2013
Once I had dinner at my friend Christine's house in Paris. Three women and a big bowl of raw clams. She gave us each a knife and told me to watch for the moment the clam shell opened a crack, then plunge the knife in and open. She and her friend Jeanne...