Cook's County on Beverly Blvd will start counting down its last days, with owners Claudio and Adria Blotta flipping the prime location into Market Provisions by December. Barbrix and All'Acqua chef Don Dickman steps in to set up the kitchen while Cook's County chefs Trevor Rocco and Thomas Lambaise move on to pursue other projects.
As for Market Provisions, the seasonally-driven restaurant will offer a raw bar, cheese, charcuterie, and shareable small plates, which is about the safest and most reliable concept in town right now. But the dishes do sound compelling enough on paper, with a 40-clove chicken, spaghetti chitarra with tiny pork meatballs, and whole baked camembert on the offering sheet.
Claudio Blotta retains a solid wine program while the space will keep an approachable neighborhood vibe that'll work great with Mid-City locals. A large u-shaped bar will sit in the center of the restaurant and offer the full bill of fare. In addition to daily happy hour, expect a late night menu with half-priced wines by the glass at the bar. Daniel Mattern and Roxanna Julapat ran the kitchen for years before moving on late last year.
Cook's County will have its last dinner service on November 29, in case anyone wants to say farewell. The place opened back in November 2011.