Vespertine

Stories about Vespertine

Vespertine makes the most creative takeout food in Los Angeles

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • May 19, 2020

Before Jordan Kahn’s unearthly project Vespertine took up residence in the four-story building at 3599 Hayden Ave. in Culver City, architect Eric Owen Moss simply called his structure “Waffle.” No nickname could be more apt: Its form resembles

will rush home to unpack our meals. We don’t know the specific contents yet, only that the week’s theme is “A Southern Supper.” While idling I think about my last time inside Vespertine — which, when fully operational, is one of the most polarizing

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L.A. special occasion takeout and delivery recommendations

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • April 15, 2020

, Costa Mesa, (713) 463-6060, vacarestaurant.com Vespertine We need artists in the heart of darkness; Jordan Kahn is as much an artist as he is a chef. Among restaurants serving takeout, unearthly Vespertine was perhaps the biggest surprise: How would Kahn

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Jonathan Gold's 10 best dishes of 2017

Jonathan Gold • Los Angeles Times • December 15, 2017

Angeles, things are complicated. 1124 San Julian St., Los Angeles, (213) 749-1099, www.rossoblula.com. Hirame Detail of Vespertine chef Jordan Kahn’s Hirame at his restaurant in Culver City. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times If you were looking for the

oddest dish being served in an American restaurant right now, you might start with the fish course at Jordan Kahn’s Vespertine, a dish that nudges the idea of culinary abstraction dangerously close to the singularity. It doesn’t look like fish, for one

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5 things you can do to help L.A. restaurants

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • March 28, 2020

open for takeout. Bill Addison shares seven favorites so far. Also from Bill: how the coronavirus shutdown has affected two L.A. bars. — Vespertine for $49, Auburn for $39, n/naka for $38, Dialogue for $35. Deputy editor Andrea Chang reports on the

At Vespertine, Jonathan Gold makes contact with otherworldly cooking. Is dinner for two worth $1,000?

Jonathan Gold • Los Angeles Times • September 1, 2017

If you were looking for the oddest dish being served in an American restaurant right now, you should probably start with the fish course at Jordan Kahn’s new Vespertine, a dish that nudges the idea of culinary abstraction dangerously close to the

, your server would instruct you on how to eat the dish, or at least on where you might direct your spoon. At Vespertine, the server, wearing a severe frock like something out of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” does not. If you prompt her, she may whisper the word

L.A.’s dining timeline has gone through some major cultural ripples

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • January 3, 2020

, Sotto, Broken Spanish, Otium and Vespertine. The Kogi team opens its first bricks-and-mortar restaurant, Chego, and labels it an “L.A.-in-a-rice-bowl spot.” In a mention of the dish Hot Buttered Kimchi Chow in his roundup of the year’s best dishes

showcase both for emerging talent and established chefs; vendors including Banh Oui, Porridge + Puffs and Tacos 1986 go on to open restaurants. 2017 Jordan Kahn’s Vespertine comes into being in an undulating red Culver City building designed by architect

The Perfect L.A. Restaurant, According to Your Astrological Sign

Marisa Vito • Los Angeles Magazine • November 6, 2019

, says Kelly. “Aquarians are visionaries. This progressive air sign is interested by innovative cuisines and revolutionary cooking styes.” Make sure to take them somewhere where the food is is as interesting as the conversation. Vespertine, 3599 Hayden

Wild, wonderful Somni in Beverly Hills breaks all rules of LA fine dining

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • November 27, 2019

Go’s Hayato, Michael Cimarusti’s Providence, Jordan Kahn’s Vespertine. At each of them, one way or another, you know your place on the world’s map. At Somni, you drift out sated and unsure. It’s not until you’re past Bazaar’s Mad Hatter decor, pulled

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What rings true and false for Los Angeles in Michelin's new California guide

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • June 4, 2019

mostly useful for any added attention it brings to the city and the briefly diverting debates it will spark. Six L.A. restaurants earned two stars: n/naka, Providence, Somni, Sushi Ginza Onodera, Urasawa and Vespertine. I’d align with half of those (the

Jonathan Gold's top 10 L.A. food trend predictions for 2018

Jonathan Gold • Los Angeles Times • January 17, 2018

wallets Mango with redwood at Vespertine in Culver City. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times Southern California is generally considered one of the most exciting places in the world to eat at the moment, with splendid produce, creative cooks and almost

unimaginable diversity. What it has been lacking is the kind of swank, ultra-expensive dining rooms that tend to land on world’s-best lists or win three Michelin stars. This is changing: The small, exclusive Dialogue, Vespertine and Wolfgang Puck’s Rogue