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Naomi Shim’s Pop-Up Project Doubting Thomas Debuts at Maru This Saturday

One of LA’s most underrated pastry chefs showcases her skill.

Pastry chef Naomi Shim has been flying under the radar in the culinary scene. After cutting her teeth baking at L'Orangerie and Salt's Cure, Shim went on to design and launch the pastry programs at Coffee Commissary and Copa Vida, turning out plenty of house-made pastry dough along the way.

Now the chef is focusing her talent on her new project, Doubting Thomas, which will debut in collaboration with Maru chef Jason Park this Saturday, October 3 at 6:30 pm. The six-course menu highlights the best of local farms and mills, with dishes like chilled green zebra tomato soup with grilled octopus, chicharron fried rice with three pepper kimchi, and, of course, Shim's Braeburn apple pie with walnut meringue and buttermilk ice cream.

The dinner is $110 per person, and includes a beer and wine pairing. Reservations can be made here.

Full menu below:

passionfruit apéritif | lime, bourbon, mint, red ale foam

chilled green zebra tomato soup | lemon guava, grilled octopus, papolo

rillette | brioche, pickled mustard seed, apple butter, chicory

albacore belly crudo | shell beans, green peppercorn, burnt sourdough

chicharrón fried rice | three pepper kimchi, sesame leaf, guinea hen egg

grilled poussin | grits, bi-color corn, liver stock

braeburn apple pie | walnut meringue, buttermilk ice cream

Doubting Thomas at Maru
12400 Wilshire Blvd. #150
Santa Monica, 90025