Ever since David Kaplan and Alex Day of NYC cocktail haunt Death & Co relocated to LA, word on the street was that they were in town to bring a taste of east coast mixology to Los Angeles by opening a new bar. After months of remaining mum, the team shares news that they've created hospitality consulting company, Proprietors LLC, and as of October have also signed on to rework that bar at Bar & Kitchen within in the O Hotel downtown.
Basically, Kaplan and Day became friendly with the O Hotel's director of sales and events, Azzi Kashani, who then suggested the two help revamp the bar. Hotel management gave them the green light, so Kaplan and Day got to work. They started off by painting the walls, adding new lights and a chalk board, as well as hiring and training staff.
According to Day, Bar and Kitchen's cocktail program offers classic and seasonal drinks, but the focus here is more on the other beverages like beers, single origin teas, small production wines from around the world, and a forthcoming coffee program from Intelligentsia. Drinks cost between $6-$9 for bottle beer, $10 for a cocktail, and $9-$14 for a glass of wine.
To match the new drinks program Bar and Kitchen Chef Vahan Tokmadjian reworked the food menu to complement the new libations. The dinner menu is broken up into small eats (shared plates, flatbreads, soups & salads), and big eats (entrees). The restaurant serves both lunch and dinner.
What else is Proprietors LLC working on? Kaplan and Day are consulting on projects around the US and Asia, including Pink Taco’s new drink menu which launched last month. But, circling back to that whole bar rumor, Day says the duo does still plan to open their own bar, but no additional details just yet.
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— Yolanda Evans