A release today reveals additional details on UMAMIcatessen, the three part cafeteria-style dining endeavor growing on the ground floor of the Orpheum Lofts at 9th and Broadway. Umami founder Adam Fleischman was inspired by "international street bazaars and the classic American delicatessen," thus UMAMIcatessen manifests itself as a table-service dining hall with about 170 seats, a full bar, and five different kitchens preparing food concepts by "notable" chefs from around the country.
Today the first such "notable" chef was announced. Chris Cosentino of Incanto in San Francisco will make his Los Angeles debut with PIGG, "a tribute to all things pork around the world." At UMAMIcatessen PIGG will play with different pork preparations (hams, charcuteries, terrines, salumi) from different cultures and regions. Note, "PIGG promises to be something very unusual."
Two of the other concepts developing at UMAMIcatessen are Kosher-style deli called The Cure (Fleischman's concept) and an expanded version of Umami Burger. The Cure will serve as a refined deli offering staples like pastrami, chicken salad, lox, and chicken liver, meanwhile UMAMIcatessen's branch of Umami will offer a more comprehensive menu with many burgers which have been available at different Umami locations for just a limited time. UMAMIcatessen is expected to open in early 2012.
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