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Orsa & Winston Has a New Weekend Brunch, and a Nifty $45 Weekday Tasting Menu

One more weekend option for Downtowners

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Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Orsa & Winston, one of Downtown LA’s most impressive tasting menu restaurants from Josef Centeno, has unleashed a few new menus and service options. First, a new weekend brunch that debuted last Saturday.

The Japanese- and Italian-influenced eatery continues to employ the flavors of those two cuisines, with a donabe for two; green barley porridge with furikake and poached egg, satsuki rice porridge with uni, abalone, scallop, and pecorino; and grain pancakes with syrup. There’s even a $32 omakase Japanese breakfast for anyone looking for a luxurious weekend meal. Chicken katsu sandos, “misostrone,” house-cured culatello with cultured aoroni butter, and baked eggs in ume tomato sauce round out this ambitious new brunch menu (pictured below), which Orsa & Winston will serve on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Secondly, Centeno’s high end restaurant will have a new weekday tasting menu option for its dinner service priced at just $45 for three courses. The only catches are that reservations are required for the shortened menu (the standard tasting menu costs $95), and it’s only available from Tuesday to Thursday evenings. Still, the lower price point on weekdays means one of LA’s better fine dining options becomes even easier to try for budget-conscious diners. Reservations available on OpenTable.

Orsa & Winston has always been one of the more overlooked places to find elevated fare in Downtown, due to its smaller footprint and humbler look. Centeno was busy last week giving the place a new coat of paint to refresh the space with hopes of expanding the restaurant’s reach. With a tidy new brunch service, more affordable weekday menu, and easygoing weekday lunch, it’s more approachable than ever.

Orsa & Winston. 122 W. 4th St. Los Angeles, CA. 213-687-0300.