The Living Breathing Kitchen team has taken over Downtown's beautiful Coco Laurent kitchen for the next couple of months as of January 2. If you’ll recall, this is the expansive location across from Bottega Louie that shuttered last year for a dreaded ‘remodel’, only to hit the chopping block/switch concepts/slide into irrelevance/something.
Now, the tall, airy space is back — for a couple of months at least — as the Living Breathing Kitchen crew sets up inside the Coco kitchen. The plan is for chef Robert "Bean" Castaneda to work the stove for two months, offering weekly rotating tasting menus that might move from salmon crudo one week to braised rabbit the next. There’s even rumor of weekend brunch.
"By popping up shop in a set location with set hours for several weeks, I can really explore different flavor combinations," says Castaneda, who began his Living Breathing Kitchen pop-up series seven years ago. The overall plan is to run the "pinned down" dinner series through most of February, though no official end date is set.