Los Angeles is a very different kind of city. It is in fact a tapestry of neighborhoods weaved together by major boulevards and freeways, each neighborhood having its own special identity. The most well-known are, of course, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Santa Monica and the West Side, Beverly Hills and Silver Lake.
I had been avoiding going to Bestia for several reasons – first and foremost it was impossible to get in without booking a table two months in advance. This was a source of enormous frustration and irritation, the suspicion that the restaurant was “saving” its tables for “special clientele” only – the Kardashian crowd in other words.
New restaurants pop up in Los Angeles every week, most of them close a few months later due to the fierce competition in this city and the expectations of a very discriminating clientele.
Alimento, a Positive Trend in Italian L.A. Restaurant
The flavors, colors and attitude of Italian food are changing in Los Angeles – a trend, I am happy to see, that is starting to simmer up from years of Veal Piccata, Spaghetti Bolognese, bad Risotto and the remaining plethora of Italian staple foods that has been served in almost every Italian eatery in the city for years and years.
I have made it a habit lately to travel south to Manhattan Beach, a small but active and bustling beach community a few miles south of Los Angeles. At first I visited to have a nice walk on the beach or for a shopping spree at the many beach town shops selling everything from original beachwear to unique and fun home accessories.
Trois Mec is the brainchild of French Chef Ludovic “Ludo” Lefebvre a classically trained chef who studied under such culinary masters as Pierre Gagnaire, Marc Meneau and Alain Passard. Chef Ludo left the world of haute cuisine and moved to Los Angeles where he made a name for himself with his Pop-up restaurant concepts which were quite popular several years ago throughout the city.