Los Angeles has some serious Top Chef cred right now, what with Mei Lin's recent win following in the footsteps of her mentor and fellow winner Michael Voltaggio. With LA proudly wearing the Top Chef badge of honor, Nyesha Arringon, a contestant on Top Chef Texas and Top Chef Duels, is presenting a pop-up "Beach Brunch Bash" on March 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Canali Café in Venice.
Arrington, former Executive Chef of Santa Monica's Wilshire, has been making the rounds as a guest chef cooking for private events, but is making her fare available to the public again for one day only. Her à la carte menu features a selection of beachy eats great for a leisurely brunch steps from the boardwalk.
Menu highlights include carnitas chilaquiles with fried egg; savory pancakes with shredded potato, kimchee and pink lady apple; coconut brown butter pancakes; and hemp crème brûlée porridge. Wash it down with a Satsuma mimosa or a Seaside Michelada and call it a perfect afternoon in California.
Beach Brunch Bash at Canali Café
123 West Washington Boulevard
Venice, CA 90292