Chef Mirko Paderno is now firmly at the helm of the good ship Estrella in West Hollywood, and he’s planning to bring a whole new menu to the place.
Paderno spent working at kitchens around Los Angeles, from the former Oliviero in Beverly Hills to Downtown’s hearty Officine Brera. He even helped launch a princely pasta-focused food truck around Los Angeles. Now he takes over Estrella from Dakota Weiss (who remains a partner in the restaurant), while she moves on to, among other things, expanding poke chain Sweetfin.
Paderno’s new menu features a slew of handmade pastas and risottos, the latter of which is one of the chef’s specialties. Groups can order meat-focused mains like a braised pork shank or whole roasted chicken. The opening menu is below.
Estrella returns under Paderno’s tutelage on August 10. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch, with happy hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and dinner 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (those extend to 11 p.m. on weekends). Brunch is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
8800 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA