Hot new eats in Los An­ge­les, Switzer­land and Lon­don

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If the stun­ning Art Deco in­te­ri­ors of SI­MONE aren’t enough to make you linger on at the restau­rant, chef-part­ner Jes­sica Largey (for­merly from three Miche­lin-starred Man­resa) will im­press you with her pro­duce-driven Cal­i­for­nian fare. Draw­ing in­spi­ra­tion from her child­hood in Ven­tura Coun­try and her ca­reer through Prov­i­dence and Man­resa, she presents south Cal­i­for­nia in­gre­di­ents in dishes like the Big Fin Squid with chanterelle mush­rooms (US$26/S$36), Oma (a washed rind cheese) with cherry mus­tard (US$14), and the crowd favourite, a Dry-aged Flan­nery “Jorge” Rib­eye with all the trim­mings (US$180). The six-seater chef’s counter, on the other hand, is where din­ers can in­dulge in a se­cret tast­ing menu.

The restau­rant, opened in col­lab­o­ra­tion with film­maker Joe Russo, has also en­listed Jor­dan Egan (No­mad) and Iain Mcpher­son (Panda and Sons) to cre­ate the bev­er­age and bar menu. There’s Lance Bishop (US$15), a blend of dark rum and red wine to rep­re­sent the boom­ing Cal­i­forn­i­nan wine in­dus­try in the 1800s, and the Botanist Gin-based Kim­chi Gib­son (US$18) that’s a trib­ute to Korean-amer­i­can visual artist, Po Kim. 449 South He­witt Street, Los An­ge­les, CA 90013, U.S.A. Tel: +1 424 433 3000

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