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From Club to Grub: Marcel Vigneron, Guy Starkman, and Darren Dzienciol Will Open The Sherbourne

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Earlier this week Eater attended an event hosted by Angeleno magazine where chef Marcel Vigneron (bar210, The Bazaar) made a cameo appearance. Attendees, watching Vigneron's saute skills, asked what the chef was up to next. He replied, "I'm opening a place called The Sherbourne, it's right near Chaya Brasserie, off of Sherbourne. We should be open in about six months."

With The Beverly up and running, partners Guy Starkman (Guy's, Guys & Dolls, Trousdale) and Darren Dzienciol (Trousdale) have once again teamed up with Vigneron. This time, the chef isn't just concocting the cocktails, he's doing the full menu.

Dzienciol, reached by phone, says the space is sort of like a "secret garden," hidden from view; it's actually the former Jerry's Deli patio space. With an open roof and light foliage, the "garden" is set to become a 60 seat dining room. John Sofio (Guy's, The Beverly) of Built, Inc. is currently working on the space. Right now, it seems inspired by The Beverly with reclaimed wood and Edison bulbs, but Dzienciol says that will change, as they may paint the walls white and go for a completely different look and feel.

Meanwhile, Vigneron is playing with his menu, a roaster of California-inspired eats. Small plates of pork belly, local vegetables, kampachi crudo and the like -- all in Marcel's style -- will grace the menu when The Sherbourne opens. While everyone's playing nice right now, the one thing Dzienciol and Vigneron disagree on is their target opening date. While Vigneron wants a few more months to get his California-cuisine together, Dzienciol says The Sherbourne will open to the public in just "three to four weeks." [EaterWire]

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