You’ll only have to wait one more day to experience Claudine Artisan Kitchen & Bakeshop, as the Encino newcomer plans to open its doors for business on Saturday morning. The work of chefs (and Valley natives) Anthony Jacquet — who previously spent time at Whisper Restaurant and Lounge — and Lea Newton, Claudine has high hopes to become an all-day spot for everything from morning pancakes to beer and wine.
The Beleco-designed space on Ventura Boulevard looks a far sight different than the earlier Rosti Tuscan Kitchen days. The main dining area is much brighter and more vibrant now, helped along by lots of windows and blond wood accents. Tile, chalkboards, and open bakery counter space lock in the du jour look of any modern bakery, while darker blue and maroon tones help to keep the place anchored.
The open kitchen for Claudine turns out not only a variety of housemade pastries and coffee, but also works a breakfast menu full of eggs, hash, and all-day salads and bowls. Local craft beer like Smog City will be on tap daily as well.
Claudine Artisan Kitchen & Bakeshop opens tomorrow and Sunday at 10 a.m. From there, they'll keep weekday hours from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and weekend times from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Claudine Artisan Kitchen & Bakeshop
16350 Ventura Blvd.Encino, CA