Hatchet Hall’s ode to a legendary LA chef
Hatchet Hall chefs Brian Dunsmoor and Martin Dralock, as well as partner Jonathan Strader, all worked under Joe Miller at Joe’s restaurant in Venice. The longtime LA chef died two weeks ago at the age of 60 while cycling in New York state. To commemorate Miller, the Hatchet Hall team will host a special tribute dinner on November 7 with four dishes from the now-closed Joe’s restaurant including a dungeness crab salad, blue fin tuna with seared duck liver, Mary’s chicken breast in brown butter jus, and chocolate crunch cake. The $75 tasting menu ($115 with wine pairings) will contribute 100% of proceeds to Joe Miller’s Chef’s Cycle team to benefit No Kid Hungry. The classic dishes can also be ordered a la carte.
In other news this morning:
—Dave Beran’s high-flying French restaurant in Santa Monica, Pasjoli, will now be open seven days a week after being previously closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Hours run from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and until 10 p.m. on weekends.
—Republique hosts a special dinner with France’s acclaimed Poilane Bakery tonight from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., with tickets going for $185 a person that will serve five courses including the bakery’s legendary sourdough bread. There’s still a few tickets left, so jump on them. The dinner comes with a copy of Poilane Bakery’s new cookbook.
—LA Taco has a super handy guide to gom tang, a soul-warming Korean soup that’s boiled for over 12 hours.
—The New York Times goes into the daily life of Jessica Koslow, who just opened her second restaurant Onda in Santa Monica last week.
—LA Times writer Jenn Harris has issues with Chrissy Teigen’s guide to LA restaurants. Here’s Teigen’s response to the article on Twitter: