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:
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