"I can arrive not terribly hungry, glance at the menu and feel ravenous, the dishes all sound so appealing... This seems like the ideal compromise between familiarity and innovation. And as Americans and Angelenos, we like to have both.."
"For a great Friday Night Out, try Tasting Kitchen where fowl go to die a happy, happy death"
"The Tasting Kitchen has prepared some of the most delicious food I’ve eaten all year."
"...Mediterranean fish obscure enough to have escaped Alan Davidson’s definitive books on European seafood; and a cool heap of juicy, intensely porky rillettes that were by far the best I have ever tasted outside the Languedoc."
"Abbot Kinney’s latest lightning-fast opening—the work of a talented team of young Portland transplants—is built for the long haul." -Margy Rochlin
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"The food: creamy, complex, and compelling. The wines: exquisitely matched." -Alan Richman
"The terse treatment of offerings on the plain, typed menu hardly does them justice."
"...an enjoyable romp through various french-inflected, hyper-local ingredients. Salads, halibut, mussels, pork were standouts.'"
"...swooping in and taking over the stoves at the former AK space in Venice. Hailing from Portland, Lane and his dedicated staff (all former ClarkLewis employees) bring a genuine, Northwest-style passion for food to the space."
"Chef Casey Lane clearly knows his way around the market. Hedgehog mushrooms and bacon create a simply wonderful sauce for bucatini. This is the kind of food I could eat every day." -Brad Johnson
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