Downtown: After a veritable cornucopia of delays, the end is finally near for BottleRock Downtown. Very near, in fact: the final inspection will take place in the next two days. Then, assuming they get the green light, we should see an opening as soon as early next week. But for those who can't wait, we've gotten our hands on a copy of the new menu that Jared Levy has put together. Levy has previously cooked under Michael Cimarusti and Kris Morningstar, and the main difference between this BottleRock location and the original Culver City one is the inclusion of a full menu, with a wide variety of shared plates, charcuterie and everything. Here's a peek at the menu as it currently stands:
Choice of 1, 3 or 5
Assorted Creminelli Salamis, Chicken Liver Pâté, Cappicolla Confit Pork, Duck Rillette, Foie Gras Torchon, Prosciutto Americano, Speck
Antipasto and Nuts:
Choice of 1, 3 or 5
White Anchovies in Olive Oil, Brined Sardines, Grilled and Marinated Baby Octopus, Gravlax, Marinated Artichokes with Piquillo, Mixed Olives, Pickled Market Vegetables, Marcona Almonds, Roasted Cashews, Caramelized Pecans
Brulee Golden Eye Snapper
Sashimi sliced and torched Kinmedai, House Pickled Vegetables, Yuzu Kosho, Microgreens
Pan Fried Maryland Softshell Crab
Crispy Polenta, Marcona Almonds, Smoked Paprika, Garlic, Lemon, Basil Olive Oil
Green Curry Mussels
Coconut Curry Broth, Oven Dried Tomatoes, Garlic Onion Soubise, Thai Basil, Baguette
Crispy Arctic Char
Asparagus, So. Cal. Citrus, Sauce Béarnaise, Dijon Dressed Pea Tendrils
Pan Seared Diver Scallop with Crispy Lamb Sweetbreads
Costa Rican Heart of Palm, Sugar Snap Peas, Coriander Glaze
Roasted Half Young Chicken
Glazed LA Farmers’ Market Vegetables, Roast Baby Potatoes, Chicken Jus
Chili Mora Sauce, Spring Corn with Epazote, Tortilla Crème Fraiche
Pork Belly Risotto
Vialone Nano Rice, Pork Three Ways, Sesame, Cilantro, Jalapeno, Ginger, Soy
Miso Gelee, Grapes, Buna Shimeji Mushroom
Roasted Bone Marrow
Red Wine & Wala Wala Onion Marmalade, Crispy Capers, Vincotto, Baguette
Fresh Fava & Pistachio Falafel
Eggplant, Mint, Cherry Tomatoes, Watercress, Sumac, Black Olive Oil
English Peas, Chanterelle Mushrooms, Parmesan Brodo Glaze
Bacon and Date Hand Cut Agnolotti, White Wine Lemon Verbena Sauce
Fresh Downtown LA Farmers’ Market Vegetables, Spring Pea Puree
Choice of 3, 5, 7 or Brioche Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Soft and Mild
Bermuda Triangle: California
Goats milk from Cypress Grove
Gratte Paille: France
Soft ripened triple cream cow’s milk with elegant mushroom flavors
Sheep’s milk gouda style. Pungent, fruity and nutty finish.
Aged goat cheese spiced with fenugreek seeds for a butterscotch finish
Pecorino Toscano: Italy
Firm sheep’s milk cheese, nutty and sweet finish
Three Sisters Farmstead Cheese Co. cow’s milk. Sweet and savory with herb notes and a caramel finish
Mild gamey sheep’s milk. Buttery, nutty and piquant.
Vintage Quebec Cheddar: Canada
Five year old aged cow’s milk cheddar. Rich, bold and sharp.
Soft and mild blue-brie
Queso de Valdeon: Spain
Semi-firm blue from a mix of goat and cow’s milk, wrapped in maple or oak leaves and cave aged.
Smokey Blue: California
Rogue Creamery’s raw cow’s milk blue, smoked over hazelnut shells.
Strong and Stinky
Soft, washed rind cow’s milk from Burgundy. Extra stinky and grassy.
Raw cow’s milk, soft and creamy with a washed rind.