Vacations & Travel - - Global Dining -

Ves­per­tine, in Cal­i­for­nia’s Cul­ver City, is a vi­sion brought to life by ac­claimed LA chef Jor­dan Kahn. Tak­ing in­spi­ra­tion from the build­ing in which it re­sides, de­signed by renowned vi­sion­ary ar­chi­tect Eric Owen Moss, this design-driven pro­ject is the con­ver­gence of food, art, ar­chi­tec­ture, and sculp­ture, all com­ing to­gether to cre­ate an im­mer­sive, multi-sen­sory gas­tro­nom­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ence, which is some­what fu­tur­is­tic and other-worldly. Con­sid­ered LA’s most avant-garde new din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, here in this high-con­cept, 22-seat restau­rant, the cre­ation of food – and eat­ing it – is con­sid­ered an art­form, de­signed to turn what you’d ex­pect from a restau­rant on its head. Rest as­sured this is no or­di­nary restau­rant: the dishes are so ab­stract and beau­ti­fully con­structed that it’s dif­fi­cult to de­ci­pher what they are. The menu is an 18+-course de­gus­ta­tion jour­ney where you can ex­pect to en­counter shapes, colours and tex­tures that seem to have been im­ported from an­other planet. And while the trend of lo­cally sourced in­gre­di­ents con­tin­ues to dom­i­nate the in­ter­na­tional restau­rant scene, Kahn has proudly said that the food at Ves­per­tine “comes from a place that doesn’t ex­ist.” ves­per­tine.la

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