Wally’s Beverly Hills and the newer Santa Monica location have lost their talented executive chef David Feau, who was previously at The Royce in Pasadena. The chef’s last day was on November 21 just before Thanksgiving, and one could credit his work at Wally’s in Beverly Hills in establishing it as one of LA’s best places to enjoy wine with food. In the interim, Feau will launch a line of vegan foods called JeCook, including soups, dressings, and a ‘meat’ stew.
Here’s what Feau had to say about his time at Wally’s:
The last three plus years have been very exciting and working with the Wally’s Team has been an amazing experience. I am extremely proud of everything we have been able to do together and wish everyone at Wally’s nothing but much continued success moving forward.
Considering the numerous chef shuffles around town, Feau managed to oversee Wally’s Beverly Hills for over three years. He helped establish Wally’s as something more than just a well-known cheese and wine store, to the point where even the likes of wine-loving LeBron James would make bets about when he would dine there.
After leaving The Royce in Pasadena, Feau went on to do some pop-ups called Coin de Rue in conjunction with Adam Fleischman. One of LA’s best free agent chefs apparently has some other opportunities right now but hasn’t confirmed any of them.
Wally’s Beverly Hills. 447 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.