Enjoy New Dinner and Cocktail Menus at Acabar

Acabar celebrates their first year on the scene with new dinner and cocktail menus.

Acabar, one of Hollywood’s most exotic restaurants, celebrates its first anniversary with new dinner and cocktail selections. This is definitely an upcoming evening in LA you don’t want to miss!

By Christina Xenos

Nearly a year ago, the seductive archways and boldly colored tiles of Acabar’s alluring interior were finally unveiled.

Formerly occupied for nearly 40 years by Moroccan-themed Dar Maghreb, Acabar partners Frederic and Nicolas Meschin, and Sue Choi (The Little Door) teamed up with business impresario Jerry Murray and acclaimed film director Roland Emmerich to bring new life to the restaurant.

The gorgeous resurrection was crowned with cuisine by executive chef Octavio Becerra, who invited adventurous diners on an exciting Spice Trail journey with his global fare.

Flash forward nearly 12 months to find chef de cuisine Kevin Luzande (Zagat’s “30 Under 30”) at the helm and his new Mediterranean-influenced dishes on the dinner menu. Indulge on artfully prepared selections like Summer Risotto with with charred onions, corn duo, porcini mushrooms, parmigiano reggiano; Northern Halibut with verbena broth, pistachios, forbidden rice, and summer squash; and Roasted Quail with fig and cashew nut stuffing, charred radicchio, mint, red cerignola olives.

acabar halibut
Northern Halibut with verbena broth, pistachios, forbidden rice, and summer squash

Complimenting the creativity of the cuisine are new summer cocktails. Josh Goldman and Julian Cox (Soigné Group) created the seven-drink list based on flavor profiles by channeling historical cocktail chronicler, Charles H. Baker, Jr. (specifically his 1946 edition of The Gentleman’s Companion: Being an Exotic Drinking Book or, Around the World with Jigger, Beaker and Flask). Order up a variety of drinks like the Tequila por mi Amante (strawberry tequila, Vermouth di Torino, lemon, acid phosphate), and Pan American Clipper (bonded applejack brandy, lime, pomegranate, absinthe) or opt for a Bartender’s Choice.

Acabar rum cocktail
Demerara Rum Swizzle with El dorado 8yr, Lemon Hart 151, lime, grapefruit, falernum, pomegranate.

Acabar also serves up Happy Hour Tuesday-Friday evenings from 6-8 p.m. where you can start your night over market fresh oysters for $1.50, $7 cocktails, glasses of wine and small bite specials like the Spanish Can ‘O’ Sardines with shaved fennel, house-churned butter and pain rustique, and the  Crispy Shrimp Toast with rock shrimp, quail egg, Thai basil and fish sauce.

Acabar brandy cocktail
Pan American Clipper with bonded applejack brandy, lime, pomegranate, absinthe.

1510 N Stanley Ave., L.A.,323.876.1400. acabar-la.com

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