Restaurateur Stephane Bombet is on the move, this time heading for Culver City. As the operational side of Beverly Grove’s popular French restaurant Terrine (and previous lead within Ricardo Zarate’s restaurant group), Bombet has remained exceedingly busy over the past few years, so it’s almost no surprise that the serial restaurateur would continue popping up with new ideas.
The latest option lands in Culver City’s former Lunch location on Main Street (which shuttered at the end of last month) and involves a partnership with Chris Oh. The Seoul Sausage head and Escala executive chef was for a while supposed to be kicking things off with Brian Huskey atop the Formosa Cafe, but those details have fizzled out as both men keep busy elsewhere. Now it seems he'll join forces with Bombet, a longtime friend, to cook something up in Culver City.
There’s no read on what the new restaurant will look like, but Bombet was able to confirm the upcoming eatery, which should begin construction in the next few weeks. There are plans to open by the end of the year, serving untold food alongside beer and wine.
With Sāmbār's debut and Matthew Kenney's fast-casual Make Out, is downtown Culver City currently in the middle of a mini-renaissance of chef-driven restaurant concepts?