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Take-Out Tip of the Day: 3-Course Meals To-Go at Dialogue

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • March 25, 2020

Even fine-dining establishments are pivoting to takeout. Chef Dave Beran’s acclaimed Santa Monica tasting-menu restaurant Dialogue is offering three-course meals to-go for $35. Tonight, there’s a slow-cooked pork belly served with Italian wedding

:41pm PDT Menu options at Pasjoli and Dialogue will vary from day to day. Check the website for specific offerings and hours. Both restaurants also have wines by the bottle, with a number of pricey options if you’re looking to go big.

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Best L.A. takeout for coronavirus quarantine, per our critic

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • March 24, 2020

and Basque cheesecake from Dialogue I swung by both of Dave Beran’s Santa Monica restaurants in one recent outing. At Pasjoli, his cooks are riffing on familiar pleasures: spicy fried chicken, burgers, baked-to-order chocolate chip cookies. Chef de

turn bronze around their edges. Layers of mornay sauce, caramelized onions, more cheese, ridiculousness. As I said in an Instagram post: I went feral on this thing. Over at Dialogue, Beran is creating three-course heat-at-home meals (a meat option and a

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L.A. special occasion takeout and delivery recommendations

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • April 15, 2020

truffle pot pie from Dialogue in Santa Monica. (Bill Addison / Los Angeles Times) Dialogue/Pasjoli Dave Beran has to channel his perfectionism somewhere. If he can’t be directing his energies into cerebral tasting menus, he’s shifted to fussing over deftly

only. Dialogue: 1315 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, dialoguerestaurant.com; Pasjoli: 2732 Main St., Santa Monica, (424) 330-0020, pasjoli.com Felix Focaccia and pizzas from Evan Funke’s Venice trattoria reheat beautifully, and a lemony chicory

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Dialogue Chef Dave Beran Switches Gears with a “Fun and Playful” New Bistro

Brittany Martin • Los Angeles Magazine • September 12, 2019

Some of Los Angeles’ most dynamic cooking is about to become a little more accessible. James Beard Award-winning chef Dave Beran is expanding his footprint, from the tiny, Michelin-starred Dialogue, to a new, à la carte concept, Pasjoli. It opens

next week in Santa Monica. A meal at Dialogue involves tasting around 20 courses of modernist fare, painstakingly crafted for just a few guests per night, with tickets sold in advance for around $235 per person, before beverages and fees. While Chef

Newsletter: Summer is the best time to visit Santa Monica's modernist Dialogue

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • August 24, 2019

’ riches, to see who lets a ripe peach or beefy tomato stand in its own glory while also putting their personal stamps on complex dishes. Which brings me to a recent meal at Dialogue, Dave Beran’s 18-seat, tasting-menu restaurant on the second floor of a

Gold and I both wrote admiring reviews of Dialogue in late 2017. It was heady stuff. The restaurant’s menu changes with winter, spring, summer and fall, but in the progression of 20 or so courses the meal also references the previous and forthcoming

In the Waning Days of the Shutdown, L.A. Takeout Has Gotten Elaborate

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • June 19, 2020

Dave Beran, the chef at Santa Monica’s Dialogue and Pasjoli. In May he offered an at-home take on Pasjoli’s famed pressed duck, an elaborate affair that, at the restaurant, involves a fowl carcass being crushed tableside in a turn-of-the century gadget

making the sauce at home. The first time the meals were offered, they sold out within 20 minutes. Meanwhile, Dialogue, known for its lengthy tasting menus, has been making elevated chicken pot pies with black truffles. When Beran took them off the menu to

Jonathan Gold's 10 best dishes of 2017

Jonathan Gold • Los Angeles Times • December 15, 2017

) 320-4023, vespertine.la. Pressed duck Pressed duck at Dialogue, a restaurant by chef Dave Beran. Christina House / Los Angeles Times One of the best things I’ve ever eaten was a pressed squab Chicago’s restaurant Next, a bloody par-roasted bird whose

Escoffier, were brought out from the kitchen. Dialogue, an ultra-seasonal new tasting-menu restaurant whose entrance could pass for a supply closet, is the current project of Dave Beran, the former chef of Next, and right in the middle of the intimate open

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A 19th Century Gadget Is Turning Out One of L.A.’s Most Exciting New Dishes

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • November 21, 2019

pasjoli (@pasjoli.sm) on Sep 10, 2019 at 8:19am PDT It’s an entirely different, more traditional pressed duck than the one that gained him fame at his other restaurant, Dialogue, the two-year-old, Michelin-starred tasting menu concept hatched in a Santa

Monica food court. “It is truly the classic version,” he saysof the Pasjoli dish. Elaborately prepared fowl aside, the warmly lit, à la carte Pasjoli is more casual than Dialogue. Just don’t expect hearty staples like steak frites, but, rather, lighter

Review: Pasjoli marks a return to grand French dining in L.A.

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • December 12, 2019

tart that ably steps in for soupe a l’oignon and, best of all, a tableside show starring dismembered poultry. Pasjoli is both a period on the decade’s Gallic resurgence and a full-circle return for its chef-owner. In 2017 Beran opened Dialogue, the 18

create when he moved to Los Angeles from Chicago in 2016. He’d intended to open a dual restaurant downtown: casual French on one side, a tasting-menu adjunct on the other to be called Jolie. The space fell through, Dialogue emerged and nearly three years

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Review: Jonathan Gold finds delight in the secretive Santa Monica restaurant Dialogue

Jonathan Gold • Los Angeles Times • December 22, 2017

Dialogue, a new tasting-menu restaurant in Santa Monica, is the current project of Dave Beran, who was then the chef at Next, and right in the middle of the intimate open kitchen is exactly the gleaming duck press you may have hoped you would see, possibly

the only one in the city at the moment. There are no carts — Dialogue, which sits just 18 people, is about the size of a two-car garage. Beran presses his ducks behind the counter, capturing the juices that flow from the silvery spout and reducing them