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Samuel Monsour's Antibellum Pop-Ups Go Seriously Old School Starting Next Weekend

The weekend dinner series works with pre-Civil War ingredients.

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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Former East Coast chef Samuel Monsour’s latest Los Angeles-based pop-up project is finally ready to serve its particular brand of Southern food to the masses. Following an early notification and a possible menu, the upcoming events, titled Antibellum, will focus on pre-Civil War cuisine, with deep Southern roots and hints of the Caribbean, Spanish, and Native American influences from the era.

Everything about the initial dinners, which will run on both Friday March 27 and Saturday March 28, speaks to the bygone era. The logo, a black and white side portrait of a well-to-do woman, is even derived from Monsour’s wife’s own lineage, which was alive and well back then.

As for the dinners, the plan is to start with a seven course format and gauge the public interest from there (the other option is a slightly more price-conscious five course dinner). Below is an early look at the upcoming menu for next weekend.

Antibellum Early Spring Menu

The Antibellum pop-up dinners are taking place inside of the Hotel Figueroa downtown, and the plan is to run them at least every other weekend for the foreseeable — assuming Monsour’s own upcoming cookbook tour doesn’t interfere too much. Interested guests can grab the $145 dinner tickets here, which runs three hours and includes tax, tip, and wine pairings.

Veranda Bar at the Hotel Figueroa

939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213) 627-8971 Visit Website