Show 465, March 12, 2022: Executive Chef Matt Weinberg, Angelini Ristorante & Bar, Pacific Palisades Part One

“The new Angelini Ristorante & Bar in the heart of Pacific Palisades Village builds on acclaimed Chef Gino Angelini’s storied history in Los Angeles. His eponymous Osteria on Beverly Bild. has been a staple for hungry Angelenos since its opening in 2001.” The Palisades Village establishment is a partnership between Chef Gino and Restaurateur Tancredi DeLuca (Amici Brentwood.)

“Known across the city for his pasta creations, Angelini offers anticipated favorites featuring Lasagna Verde ‘Nonna Elvira’; Tagliolini Limone; and Linguine with Santa Barbara Sea Urchin alongside soon-to-be new classics!” Lunch and Dinner served daily with patio and dining room seating.

“Helmed by Executive Chef Matt Weinberg (ex-Angelini Osteria), the Angelini Ristorante & Bar menu features classic interpretations of Italian favorites. Indulge in anticipated favorites like their Lasagna Verde ‘Nonna Elvira’; Tagliolini Limone; and Linguine with Santa Barbara Sea Urchin alongside soon-to-be new classics such as Spaghetti Nerano with zucchini, basil and parmigiano; and Gnocchi Pesto in basil stew. A selection of Italian staple Dolci rounds out the offerings, highlighted by Angelini’s famed Tiramisu.”

Chef Matt takes a break from his busy kitchen to join us.

Show 465, March 12, 2022: Executive Chef Matt Weinberg, Angelini Ristorante & Bar, Pacific Palisades Part Two

“The new Angelini Ristorante & Bar in the heart of Pacific Palisades Village builds on acclaimed Chef Gino Angelini’s storied history in Los Angeles. His eponymous Osteria on Beverly Bild. has been a staple for hungry Angelenos since its opening in 2001.” The Palisades Village establishment is a partnership between Chef Gino and Restaurateur Tancredi DeLuca (Amici Brentwood.)

“Known across the city for his pasta creations, Angelini offers anticipated favorites featuring Lasagna Verde ‘Nonna Elvira’; Tagliolini Limone; and Linguine with Santa Barbara Sea Urchin alongside soon-to-be new classics!” Lunch and Dinner served daily with patio and dining room seating.

“Helmed by Executive Chef Matt Weinberg (ex-Angelini Osteria), the Angelini Ristorante & Bar menu features classic interpretations of Italian favorites. Indulge in anticipated favorites like their Lasagna Verde ‘Nonna Elvira’; Tagliolini Limone; and Linguine with Santa Barbara Sea Urchin alongside soon-to-be new classics such as Spaghetti Nerano with zucchini, basil and parmigiano; and Gnocchi Pesto in basil stew. A selection of Italian staple Dolci rounds out the offerings, highlighted by Angelini’s famed Tiramisu.”

Chef Matt takes another break from his busy kitchen and continues as our guest.

Show 342, September 28, 2019: Chef Hillary Henderson & General Manager Ellen Curtis, CUT by Wolfgang Puck

Hillary Henderson of Cut by Wolgang Puck in Beverly HillsThe Trotter Project presents the Los Angeles Premier of A Fine Line and Celebrity Chef Panel on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 at Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Pacific Palisades from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm to directly benefit the Los Angeles chapter of Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) and MAAP!

This special evening will start with a lively and decadent Cocktail Reception at 6:00 pm featuring culinary creations from celebrated celebrity chefs and panelists Chef Antonia Lofaso (Scopa Italian Roots, DAMA, Black Market Liquor Bar, Antonia Lofaso Catering, Food Network), Michelin Star Chef Carrie Nahabedian (Brindille), Chef Aarti Sequeira (Food Network), Ellen Curtis (CUT, CUT Lounge), Chef Hillary Henderson (CUT by Wolfgang Puck), and Moderator Chef Sherry Yard (Food Network, Cake Wars, Top Chef: Just Desserts), along with a Complimentary Buffet, Champagne, Wine, Beer, Popcorn and Candy from the Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Pacific Palisades concession.

The L.A. premier of A Fine Line, a moving documentary by Filmmaker Joanna James will start at 7:15 pm and explores why only 6 per cent of Head Chefs and restaurant owners are women, while shedding light on national conversations that are being had now, and hearing perspectives and experiences from world-renowned chefs including Dominique Crenn, Lidia Bastianich, April Bloomfield, Barbara Lynch, Cat Cora and many more, getting to the heart of what is needed to empower women across all industries.

Chef Hillary Henderson, Chef de Cuisine, CUT by Wolfgang Puck Beverly Hills and Ellen Curtis, General Manager, CUT by Wolfgang Puck Beverly Hills & CUT Lounge preview the special evening for us.

Show 106, January 17, 2015: Chef / Proprietor Alain Giraud, Maison Giraud

Alain GiraudMaison Giraud in Pacific Palisades opened its doors in 2011. The unpretentious restaurant and bakery reflect the life and experiences of master French Chef Alain Giraud (ex-Michel Richard’s Citrus.) Chef Giraud welcomes his guests to dine on fine French food in a friendly, family setting.

You can see him every Wednesday morning shopping at The Santa Monica Farmers Market where he is a long-time and familiar fixture. Giraud arrived in Los Angeles in 1988 and joined Michel Richard at Citrus as Chef de Cuisine. Together they elevated Citrus to the ranks of the country’s most celebrated restaurants.

Since then Alain has been the executive chef at Lavande, a fondly remembered French Provencal restaurant at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. He was the opening executive chef in 2002 at the high profile and much written-about Bastide on Melrose Place in West Hollywood. Before opening Maison Giraud, Alain was the opening executive chef at Anisette, an ambitious French brasserie located in the landmark Clocktower Building in Santa Monica.

Maison Giraud hosts a gourmet oyster bar on the first Thursday of each month conducted by Master Ecailler Christophe Happillion. On the fourth Thursday of each month is the Four Star Dinner (7-courses) showcasing the talents of a prominent Guest Chef.

Foie gras is back on the menu at Maison Giraud.

Chef Alain Giraud is our guest.