Score another one for the South Bay, as beachy lounge spot The Strand House puts its upstairs dining space to good use with a few very capable incoming guest chefs. Dubbed OUTSIDER, the new dinner series will run once a quarter and feature on-site head chef Greg Hozinsky (who has been manning the kitchen fully since Neal Fraser's consulting gig ran up) partnering with a selection of elsewhere chefs and purveyors to go off-menu for one night.
The Strand House in Manhattan Beach has for years now been a South Bay bastion for out of town chefs looking to put together short cookings stints. Timothy Hollingsworth worked the stoves back in 2013 after leaving the French Laundry and before landing at Barrel & Ashes, and more recently Matthew Lightner of Atera in New York dropped in for a dinner.
The first upcoming OUTSIDER dinner lands on Thursday, February 26 and will feature Alex Weiser of Weiser Family Farms working a multi-course dinner for $100. That’s an all-in price too, as in it includes a welcome cocktail, wine with dinner, tax, and tip. Not bad. Better still, the outside theme will continue with the seating itself, which takes place on the ample Strand House patio that overlooks the shoreline. Future quarterly events will run through different chefs and menus, but will likely be just as casual and continue to take place on the patio.
Tickets are available as of this morning for the OUTSIDER dinner series at Strand House, while future dinner will be announced on social media. And just a heads up for anyone considering waiting on a couple of tickets: they're first come, first served, and max out at 20 people.