Chef Michael Hung is expanding his Ardour Hospitality empire, opening up a new wine and seafood-focused restaurant at the southern edge of Glendale later this year. He’s going to have plenty of help in making this one come to life, too.
The still-unnamed restaurant project is a partnership between Hung and the guys from popular Highland Park properties ETA and The Greyhound (Mateo Glassman, James Bygrave, Ryan Julio, Steven Williams), and will sit at the base of the Wine Vault building on Brand Boulevard. The space has been under construction for a while now, but things should be wrapped up and ready to go by fall of this year.
As for the specifics, expect both raw and cooked seafood in a variety of preparations, including freshly shucked oysters, along with drinks. It’s a recipe that Hayden has been doing in Culver City for a year now, and Lost at Sea in Pasadena is also keeping current.
The wine side is being handled by Faith & Flower’s Jared Hooper, who previously worked with Hung in opening the Downtown restaurant several years back. Hung has since gone on to open Koreatown supperclub Mama Lion and all-day marketplace and cafe XO on Beverly, and should be taking this new project online by the third quarter of this year.