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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Review: Bacetti in Echo Park stands apart with a gorgeous room and a Roman lilt

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • February 11, 2022

Bacetti an edge too. Goldman and Stayner initially aimed to create a trattoria as true to the Roman canon as possible. Stovall — who was previously at downtown’s Il Fiore and who spent five years with Josef Centeno at the experimental, ever-wonderful Orsa

& Winston — leaned into an Angeleno ethos, favoring a more expansive survey of Italian cuisine that leaves room for innovation. Which brings us to the restaurant’s star-turn focaccia. It reimagines pizza ebraica, the cakey confection enfolded with raisins

Minh Phan's Phenakite is L.A. Times Restaurant of the Year

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • May 16, 2021

The paragons previously named as Los Angeles Times Restaurant of the Year — Locol, Taco Maria, Bavel and Orsa & Winston — came with some name recognition, usually from gales of deserved good press or a tenured standing in the community. But you may

Sid Weiser, founder of L.A.'s Weiser Family Farms, dies

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • October 2, 2020

lauded restaurants in Los Angeles, influencing dishes at Providence, Mélisse, Birdie G's and Orsa & Winston. Its potatoes, melons and mulberries have been a favorite of Southern California chefs and home cooks for decades. And customers line up every week

was introduced to when I moved here in 2005,” said Josef Centeno, chef-owner of Orsa & Winston restaurant. The chef recently featured the farm’s Honeynut squash on his menu. “I instantly fell in love with their vegetables and they have always had a

How and why we chose our Restaurant of the Year

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • May 22, 2021

visionary Taco Maria in Costa Mesa the second winner in 2018 before Gold’s passing later that year. The Food team gave the honor to Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis’ Arts District smash hit Bavel in 2019. Last year Patricia Escárcega and I agreed that Orsa

& Winston deserved the nod given the extraordinary leadership shown by chef-owner Josef Centeno at the onset of COVID-19 and the ways he maintained excellence in the shifting landscape. This summer, the L.A. Times Food Bowl returns in June and July (see

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

Why restaurant critics can't ignore the pandemic

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • September 12, 2020

think? Email me at patricia.escarcega@latimes.com. A different kind of Food Bowl The Los Angeles Times Food Bowl will celebrate 2020 Restaurant of the Year award winner Orsa & Winston and its chef, Josef Centeno, with a special virtual dining experience

Eight great Japanese restaurants from The Los Angeles Times' 101 list: 2020 edition

Bill Addison, Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • December 21, 2020

came and went; uni replaced lobster in the chawanmushi. A soup of udon noodles and clams has become a winning staple. At Orsa & Winston, Josef Centeno’s approach to feeding customers is manifold. Casual takeout? The cheeseburger sando and a grain bowl

Meet the future babka king of Los Angeles

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • September 5, 2020

savory variations seasoned with ingredients like za’atar and feta. Ask him about it via Instagram. L.A. Food Bowl returns ... in virtual form The Los Angeles Times Food Bowl will celebrate 2020 Restaurant of the Year award winner Orsa & Winston and its