California meets France at Terrine, the new brasserie from ex-Picca co-owner Stephane Bombet and former Ray’s & Stark Bar chef Kris Morningstar.
The former Pane e Vino space retains its tree-shaded garden patio, while the rustic interior has a view of the glassed-in kitchen and wood-burning pizza oven. Discovery Channel’s Rich Ross and Rod Stewart were among those trying it out the stylish spot in its first weeks.
The menu covers a lot of ground, from oysters to wild boar pasta to charcuterie, foie gras and very French moules and excellent frites. Weekend brunch has a little something for everyone: French toast with caramel sea salt frosting, the already-famous fish ’n’ chips or the latest trend, avocado toast. And while the setting is California casual, the service has old-world class.
Eat: Tender grilled octopus with toasted broccoli, Brussels sprouts with dates and pecans, buckwheat strozzapreti pasta with veal meatballs, chocolate cremeux dessert with almond gelato and coconut crunch.
Drink: Buffalo Trace with ginger, Cynar; mildly fizzy J. Dumangin Extra Brut champagne; Alain Millet petit chablis.
Go: 8265 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles 90048