One of the most anticipated openings of the year is upon us. The Parish — a follow up effort to chef Casey Lane's hyper seasonal Venice eatery The Tasting Kitchen — is a simple, tasteful spot designed by Bishop Pass (Gjelina), split between a bright indoor/outdoor ground floor cafe and a proper dining room poised just above. Almost a year ago when Lane first revealed restaurant plans, he described The Parish as a "true gastropub," English by nature, and this right here is an example of his daily-changing modern pub menu.
As one would expect, Lane cooks with seasonal ingredients, he butchers and cures all elements in house, and many dishes are prepared using a wood-fired grill imported from Tuscany.
Last year The Tasting Kitchen's barman Justin Pike was named LA's Best Bartender, so naturally The Parish's bar program is expected to be on point. Here, John Coltharp (Seven Grand) commands intoxicants and he's serving a list of 14 classic cocktails, each glassed with an ice cube(s) specifically designed for that drink, plus 20 LA/OC craft beers like Strand Brewing Beach House Amber Ale, Bootlegger’s Brewery Wildfire Wheat Smoked Ale, Monkish Brewing Feminist hibiscus-infused Tripel, and Eagle Rock Brewing Solidarity Black Mild.
While dinner service begins tonight at 5 p.m., lunch and weekend brunch will follow in the coming months. Also important to note, food is served until 12:30 a.m. and the bar pours until 2 a.m.
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