A fine-dining chef's new La Brea Avenue wine bar
Location: CA-Los Angeles
Story Date: 1/29/2019
Publisher: Los Angeles Magazine
Author: Lesley Balla
Christophe Émé wants to keep his food uncomplicated. When the Loire, France-born chef ran one of the city’s most ambitious (and expensive) French restaurants a decade ago, that would have seemed like an unusual goal for him. Before it unceremoniously closed in 2011, his haute supper club, Ortolan, garnered endless praise from critics and nabbed a Michelin star. Some called it the finest French cooking L.A. had ever seen. But like many restaurants of the era, Ortolan was hit hard by the recession, a time when $250-per-person tasting menus, billowy curtains, and crystal chandeliers felt decidedly out of step.
Place Category: Food & Drink