Inside the pantry, out in the yard, wearing a brown paper bag: Your next meal’s been playing hide and seek.
Game over. Forage is open.
Find the sunny, white-walled, and wood-benched spot’s menu on the blackboard overhead. Nab brioche galettes and minicakes fresh out of the oven to pair with Blue Bottle Coffee, drip-brewed by the cup. Fill up on market-driven veggie sides from dilly beets to smashed roast potatoes or hearty plates of braised meatballs with grilled bread or avocado on a crusty baguette with cabbage, tomato, and fennel pickles (pork belly comes the same way).
In line with his local and sustainable ways, chef Jason Kim (last seen as sous chef at Lucques) will take whatever’s growing in your garden (or on that one odd kumquat tree), fix it up, and add it to the offerings of the day.
The kitchen’s currently looking for citrus fruits, if you’re holding.
C’mon, don’t play hard to get.
Forage, 3823 West Sunset Boulevard, between Hyperion and Lucile Avenues, Silver Lake (323-663-6885 or foragela.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Forage