Big news for the former Terrine space on Beverly, as the LA Times is reporting that Stephane Bombet will be bringing in none other than New York City chef Scott Conant to turn out a more Italian-focused menu.
After the loss of Scarpetta a while back, Conant (who is no longer affiliated with that restaurant empire) has been without a Los Angeles flagship to work his endlessly popular pastas, including what is perhaps the most well-known spaghetti in America. Now he’s back with a place called Ponte, and will offer Italian flavors from pasta to pizza to charcuterie on down.
As for Bombet, he’s looking to rebound following the sudden New Years Eve shutter of the patio-focused Terrine. Kris Morningstar is no longer involved and the French menu is out the window obviously, but barman Ryan Wainwright is still on hand to work the cocktail side of things up front. There will be some redecorating happening in the front dining room under designer Marc Ange, but the patio will stay intact, says the Times.