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Papilles Scores A New Michelin-Rated Chef

Claudio Dell'Anno takes over the kitchen at the underrated restaurant

Papilles Bistro
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Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

A perpetual addition to the city’s most “underrated” restaurants lists, Papilles has a new chef manning its stoves. As of today, Michelin-rated chef Claudio Dell'Anno replaces Tim Carey, who originally opened the French eatery in 2011.

Dell’Anno arrives at Papilles after serving as consulting chef at Sangers and Joe before the first-rate sandwich shop closed in 2016. Prior to the Sangers stint, Dell’Anno operated the acclaimed Ciccio restaurant in Belgium. Dell’Anno takes the reigns from Jordan Rosas. Before Rosas was chef Tim Carrey, co-owner with Santos Uy on the Lost At Sea menu in Pasadena.

Dell’Anno’s focus is on an upcoming brunch menu, with an emphasis on 200-year-old French and European recipes, including a mushroom ketchup dating back to 1788.

The change does not appear to be a hostile one, as Dell’Anno acted as consulting chef in the space where Carey’s current restaurant resides. Papilles brunch hours are to be determined.

6221 Franklin Avenue
Los Angeles, CA