Orsa & Winston

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Josef Centeno's Orsa & Winston is The Times' Restaurant of the Year

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • July 30, 2020

Amacita in Culver City channel the Tex-Mex heritage of Centeno’s native San Antonio. The cooking at Bäco Mercat in DTLA begins in the Mediterranean regions before pingponging around the globe. Then there is Orsa & Winston, which opened next door to Bar Amá

in September 2013. With its 35 seats, the 1,200-square-foot restaurant has always functioned as a workshop for Centeno’s evolution as a chef and leader. Orsa & Winston serves a multicourse menu that successfully bridges Japanese and Italian flavors

101 Best Restaurants: 15 dining destinations in downtown Los Angeles

Patricia Escárcega, Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • February 7, 2020

, revolving around carne asada, quesadillas in various configurations and guisados-filled chivichangas. — P.I.E. 208 E. 8th St., Los Angeles, CA 90014, sonoratown.com 7. Centenoplex (Orsa & Winston, Bar Amá, Bäco Mercat) Orsa & Winston is a 32-seat tasting

beauties such as rice porridge with uni cream, Hokkaido scallop and Parmesan — please don’t overlook Orsa & Winston. Centeno began serving an a la carte roster of “snacks” at the restaurant this year that keeps growing in its ambitions; the squid ink

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Taco Power: L.A.'s HomeState merges music and food to make change

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • August 1, 2020

lately? Tell me about it at patricia.escarcega@latimes.com. Some newsOn Thursday, The Times announced the winners of its Gold Award (the team behind Post & Beam) and Restaurant of the Year award (Josef Centeno’s Orsa & Winston). The Gold Award is named

; his bio includes the poshest tasting menu settings as well as hidden barebone pubs.” A limited number of tickets are on sale for a special dinner and virtual event with Orsa & Winston. Congratulations to this year's winners. Our stories— “Berries are

L.A. Restaurants That Have Closed Amid the Pandemic, by Neighborhood

Los Angeles magazine • Los Angeles Magazine • August 7, 2020

MercatCredited with ushering in a new era in DTLA dining, Bäco Mercat, the Spanish-fusion by chef Josef Centeno, has permanently closed. Centeno’s restaurants Bar Ama, Orsa & Winston, and Amacita are still open. Broken SpanishChef Ray Garcia’s popular modern

Tasting the future of L.A. dining via takeout

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • July 18, 2020

Susan Yoon was furloughed from her job as chef de cuisine at Orsa & Winston shortly after the mid-March shutdown. At home, she cooked her way through a “pandemic pantry cleanout” and embraced projects such as transcribing her mother-in-law’s baking

7 L.A. takeout upstarts that deserve your attention

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • July 10, 2020

as a pre-COVID-19 pop-up collaboration between two of Josef Centeno’s staff: Phert Em, who was general manager of Bar Amá and who drew from her Cambodian heritage to create Khemla’s menus, and Mikey David, a sommelier at Orsa & Winston. As Cambodian

Coronavirus in L.A.: Bars close, restaurants go take-out only

Suhauna Hussain, Andrea Chang, Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • March 16, 2020

, the chef-owner of Baco Mercat, Bar Ama and Orsa & Winston in downtown L.A. and Amacita in Culver City, preemptively transitioned all his restaurants to takeout- and delivery-only on Friday. He worries he won’t be able to sustain his businesses on such

L.A. restaurants and the unprecedented state of things

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • March 21, 2020

Josef Centeno is one of the chefs I admire most in Los Angeles. The owner of four restaurants — Bäco Mercat, Orsa & Winston and Bar Amá downtown, and Amacita in Culver City — he’s the kind of leader I’d nominate for a chef of the year award. On

Vespertine makes the most creative takeout food in Los Angeles

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • May 19, 2020

to cook for hospital workers, chef Josef Centeno has built takeout windows into his downtown restaurants Bar Amá and Orsa & Winston; he’s also ramping up a clothing line called Prospect Pine, for which he hand-dyes the garments. Guerrilla Taco’s Wes


The best bars and restaurants for drinking wine in L.A.

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • February 6, 2020

, www.nightmarketsong.com Orsa & Winston Like most everything about Josef Centeno’s tasting-menu restaurant, Orsa & Winston’s list — a natural-wine fest featuring small European producers — veers avant-garde but doesn’t make big proclamations around its intentions. The