Chef Walter el Nagar Pops-Up At Barbershop Ristorante

New Dishes from Chef Walter el Nagar at his Barbershop Ristorante pop-up.

Chef Walter el Nagar teases dishes from his forthcoming restaurant, Barberìa at his latest incarnation of Barbershop Ristorante, Sept. 17-19. Whether you’re a tourist or an LA local, here’s everything you need to know about this amazing cuisine.

By Christina Xenos

Known for his Barbershop Ristorante pop-ups around the city over the last few years, chef Walter el Nagar (Il Grano and La Botte), along with Adam Fleischman’s AdVantage Restaurant Partners, are soon to settle on a new brick and mortar restaurant, Barberìa. Until they seal the deal, Barbershop Ristorante rises once again, Sept. 17-19, previewing Barberìa’s modernist Italian menu, served omakase style. Head to the speakeasy-esque alfresco space staged at Brakeman Brewery in West Adams to be one of the few to feast on dishes like lamb “cacio e ovo,” prawns aguachile and abalone risotto with mushrooms and seaweed.

Here’s a sneak peek of some of the menu highlights:

barbershop cocktail
Aviation with gin, violette, marasca and lemon. Cocktails created by Brakeman Bar.
barbershop amuse
Snack of pork belly with Chicharrón.
Squashes, macadamia, mint, scapece.
barbershop ceviche
Prawns aguachile wrapped in avocado.
barbershop linguini
“Linguine alle vongole” wheat germ pasta cooked in clam juice for flavor, topped with clam and squash blossom.
barbershop lamb
Lamb “Cacio e ovo.”
barbershop dessert
Dessert tomato with whipped cream in a strawberry sauce.

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