Local chef Walter El Nagar has returned to the streets with a new series of pop-up dinners to be held at Japanese Knife Imports in Beverly Hills. The popular one-off dinner destination has previously hosted evenings from the likes of Jesse Barber and others, and will now become El Nagar’s Barbershop Ristorante for a few evenings at the end of the month.
After departing from Santa Monica Yacht Club soon after opening, El Nagar is returning to his modern Italian sensibilities, working up playful dishes like octo-pasta (that’s pasta di gragnano with octopus and potatoes), alongside a sardine course, some opening snacks, and a dessert finisher. Check out the full menu here.
Reservations for each of the three nights — June 25, 27, and 28 — can be made now using the Reserve app. There are two seatings, a 6:30 p.m. and an 8 p.m., and each is $65 with a byob policy (no corkage fees).