Good news for fans of Kajsa Alger and Susan Feniger’s cooking: the Blue Window chefs are back in action as of tomorrow, working a new Blue Window Freshwater Dumpling & Noodle House concept inside the reimagined Huntington Library near Pasadena.
As part of a big new rollout for the property, the takeaway option will land midday tomorrow at the Freshwater Pavilion near the Chinese Garden. That’s where Alger and Feniger will be turning out a new menu of, you guessed it, noodles and dumplings, whereas their previous Blue Window iterations near Highland/Melrose and at LAX have focused more on vegan-leaning "junk food," as it were. The full opening menu is below.
Alger herself first began promoting tomorrow’s opening on Instagram:
OK, we're ready for you! (well...almost). @susanfeniger and @chefkajsa about to open Blue Window Dumpling & Noodle House. This Wednesday at the Huntington Gardens. Look for the Freshwater Pavilion at the Chinese Garden and we'll see you there! If you haven't been to the Gardens in a while, here's a new reason to come! Take a stroll and then eat good food! #dumplings #dimsum #noodles @thehuntingtonlibrary @huntingtondining #bluewindowla
Hours are still in flux at the moment, but expect lunchtime service for sure, with a probable extension into evening if all goes well. In the meantime though, you could also check out the new Red Car concept there, which is doing pastry and coffee service.
Ultimately the Huntington Library project should find room for a couple of big projects from Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken, including a reimagining of their 1919 Cafe that will offer lots of signature Border Grill favorites, plus a tea room option, and Patio Grill, a weekend-only newcomer. But if all you need is a taste of Alger’s Blue Window, you can head that way tomorrow.