A wise man once said life is like a box of chocolates.
Taking that philosophy to heart is AK Supper Club, a new Abbot Kinney pop-up where — gastronomically speaking — you never know what you’re gonna get.
Every few months proprietress Alona Cooke plans to reinvent the restaurant (housed in the former Capri space) with a different chef at the helm. First up are Kevin Kathman (The French Laundry) and Dustin Taylor (Waverly Inn), whose Midwestern-inflected French fare has been known to knock off socks.
The market-driven menu changes weekly, but expect savory small plates (agnolotti with artichoke, baked oysters with chorizo) and hearty mains with a flair for marine life (wild striped bass rutabaga, wild salmon with creamed corn).
Sip from a Cali-heavy wine and craft beer list. And don’t even think about skipping dessert (bread pudding, passion fruit panna cotta).
Because delicious is as delicious does.
AK Supper Club, 1616 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, at Rialto Avenue, Venice (310-392-8777 or facebook.com/aksupperclub).
Photo: Courtesy of AK Supper Club