This is a story about a dream afternoon I spent at La Seine, where chef Alex Reznik is cooking seasonal, farm-to-table, California-Asian … kosher food.
Matana sounds Japanese, but it is actually the Hebrew word for “gift.”
Akira Mizutani, a tall, willowy Japanese man who's been living in Los Angeles for 12 years now, has long, flowing, jet black hair that hangs loose to his waist -- and on this night, his mane is topped with a yarmulke.
New York's upscale The Prime Grill, coming to Beverly Hills this week, isn't your father's glatt kosher restaurant.For one thing, it's a high-end steak house that also specializes in sushi. For another, the management expects it to become a destination for high-powered meetings and high-profile celebrities.They go so far as to claim that the opening here means Los Angeles is finally catching up to New York in the Jewish culinary big leagues.