Dine At the Barbershop Ristorante Pop-Up In Hollywood

Barbershop Ristorante
A selection of chef Walter el Nagar’s cuisine at Barbershop Ristorante.

Feast on eclectic seasonal fare from chef Walter el Nagar at Barbershop Ristorante’s fifth installment at the Farmer’s Kitchen in Hollywood. Taste for yourself what’s going on in LA!

By Christina Xenos

In Los Angeles we all like a little change of scenery: It seems that sometimes eating at a restaurant in the same setting, with the same food and decor has just become so… conventional.

Enter Barbershop Ristorante’s newest incarnation at the Farmer’s Kitchen in Hollywood, from Jan. 22-Feb. 15. Michelin-starred chef Walter el Nagar’s fifth installment of the pop-up concept puts his skills on display in an open-kitchen setting, and pairs his mix of traditional and cutting-edge cooking techniques with local and sustainable ingredients to offer an eclectic and provocative nine-course prix-fixe menu.

Throughout your dinner expect to dine on luxurious ingredients paired in interesting arrangements such as almond-flavored annin tofu and Santa Barbara sea urchin, Osetra caviar and pureed sunchokes, and red beet pasta with porcini mushrooms, to name a few.

Here are a few highlights of what you can expect:

sea-urchin Barbershop Ristorante
Riccio alla Siciliana with annin tofu, green tomato marmalade, muddica, and Santa Barbara sea urchin.
Barbershop Ristorante sunchoke-caviar
Topinambur al Caviale with sunchokes with sunflower seeds and petals, ricotta cheese and Osetra caviar.
Dolce Amara Barbershop Ristorante
Dolce Amara ai Funghi with red beet pasta with radicchio, Barolo wine, porcini and wild mushrooms.
skate-wing Barbershop Ristorante
Ali di Raza All’Acqua Pazza with steamed skate wing, celery root, sweet garlic and acqua pazza consommé.
veal Barbershop Ristorante
Veal tenderloin with artichokes and mustard greens.

During the final week of the restaurant’s run, on Feb. 12-13, chef el Negar mixes things up and partners with chefs Sergio Perera and Jacob Kear of The Amalur Project to present a 10-course menu for $125/pp, and on Valentine’s Day he will offer a special 12-course prix-fixe menu for $135/pp.

Reservations required and you must reserve online: barbershop-ristorante.com/reservations. Wed.-Sat. nights, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $85/pp, BYOB, no corkage fee. 1555 Vine Street, #119, L.A., 424.272.5849. barbershop-ristorante.com

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