Faith & Flower Dazzles Downtown Los Angeles

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The bar at Faith & Flower in downtown Los Angeles. Photo by Tomo Muscionico

Faith & Flower, downtown’s newest dining destination, is taking the city by storm, bringing together cuisine from Executive Chef Michael Hung (San Francisco’s Michelin-starred La Folie), cocktails from mixologist Michael Lay (Restaurant 1833, Rose.Rabbit.Lie.) and desserts from Executive Pastry Chef Ben Spungin (Bernardus Lodge).

By Christina Xenos

And if the A-team inside the kitchen isn’t enough to pique your interest, the space should. Within walking distance to Staples Center and L.A. Live, you can dine in an ambiance that perfectly personifies the spirit of downtown Los Angeles. Nosh on seasonal fare and sip on meticulously created cocktails while you gaze up at a wall made up of distressed doors collected from the 1920s, one covered in vintage hand mirrors, or another—beautifully reflecting into the bar—bathed entirely by a mural of a femme fatale, painted by highly acclaimed local street artist Robert Vargas.

Expect rustic Californian fare on a menu that changes up frequently. Current highlights include eggs Benedict pizza with smoked bacon, spinach and Hollandaise; oxtail agnolotti glazed in bone marrow butter and finished with a tangerine conserva; duck liver mousse tarts with grenadine-candied onion; and more.

Cocktails pay homage to speakeasies of the ’20s, and also include drinks that are a mix of modern and classic techniques. Sip choices like the Stormy Phosphate (Lost Spirits Navy rum, lime gum syrup, acid phosphate, and ginger beer), a smooth and citrusy Ben Hur (Buffalo Trace Bourbon, lemon, apricot marmalade, Italian meringue, F&F aromatic bitters), or the Olvera (Nuestra Soledad Mezcal, Cherry Heering, Zirbenz Stone Pine, Royal Combier, F&F orange bitters, Lapsang Souchong Vapor).

Take a look at what you can expect:

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Making the Olvera Nuestra Soledad Mezcal, Cherry Heering, Zirbenz Stone Pine, Royal Combier, F&F orange bitters, Lapsang Souchong Vapor).
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Deviled Jidori eggs with Korean chili and kimchee.
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Hand rolled garganelli with butternut squash, Swiss chard and Humbolt Fog goat cheese.
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Seared branzino with marinated rock shrimp and blood orange bernaise.
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Seared Delta sturgeon with roasted Brussels sprouts, sunchokes and pickled mustard seed.
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Leap of Faith cocktail. Photo by Tomo Muscionico.

Dinner nightly, with lunch and brunch arriving soon. 705 W. 9th St., downtown.

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