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Casa Azul Cantina Opens Fri, Palate's Ceviche Project Pop-Up, More!

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WESTWOOD— Casa Azul Cantina, that punchy new Mexican restaurant from Vicente Del Rio of Frida, makes its grand entrance on Friday in the former home of Tengu. [Urban Daddy]

HOLLYWOOD— Unfortch, Bagatelle will most likely not open next week. The plan is for The One Group to first launch STK Midtown (Manhattan), then STK Atlanta, THEN Bagatelle LA. [EaterWire]

VEGAS, BABY— Carlos Enriquez, cheftestant from Top Chef Just Desserts season two drops us a line to say that he has retired from his position as pastry chef at Holsteins in LV and might make the move to this here city: "I am working on a new project that will hopefully land me in Los Angeles permanently." [ELA]

GLENDALE— What defines a pop-up? According to Palate Food + Wine's newsletter, a pop-up titled "Ceviche Project" transpires on December 4 from 1-3PM. This is a $60, five-course seafood brunch (resys are required) plus wine pairing. Menu down below.

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oysters on the half shell: cucumber mignonette
and mango granita
haut-marin cotes de gascogne cuvée marine
2009 / gascogny france

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albacore tiradito: persimmon, red onion, micro greens,
passion fruit leche de tigre
dr. bürklin-wolf estate riesling
2007 / pfalz germany

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octopus salpicón: tomato, green onion, cilantro,
cucumber, serrano, lemon
domaine gasnier les graves chinon
2010 / loire france

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sea bass ceviche verde: jalapeño, cucumber, avocado,
pepitas, red pepper, cilantro, lime
uvaggio vermentino
2009 / lodi california

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sorbet: papaya, coconut, pomegranate, lime, salt
allimant-laugner cremant d'alsace brut rosé
NV / alsace france

Casa Azul Cantina

10853 Lindbrook Drive, Westwood, CA (310) 209-0666

Bagatelle LA

755 N La Cienega, West Hollywood, California 90069 (310) 659-3900

Casa Azul Cantina

10853 Lindbrook Dr Los Angeles, CA 90024