Published October 24, 2011
Korean-Spiked Italian in Beverly Hills
You’ve got a healthy respect for tradition. Especially the three-martini lunch.
But all traditions could use a twist. And by twist we mean seaweed.
Take a look at Erbe Matte
, a new
Korean-Italian power spot
for pasta, scallops and seaweed-spiked martinis, opening tomorrow in Beverly
Think of this as the less fussy alternative to Scarpetta and Bouchon just down the street—totally nice,
totally bright and totally appropriate as a spot to pitch Ryan Murphy your American Horror Story
spin-off. (Let’s just say it focuses on the maid.)
Take a seat on the white and beige front patio at lunch—if it’s a liquid one, you’ll want to try the
, which is basically a dirty martini rimmed with sesame seeds, and with a bunch of
seaweed fanning out from inside the olive.
But at dinner, you’ll prefer to head inside for a more discreet table in the back corner, with white
linens and plenty of pillows along the wall. You’ll start with some familiar-ish Italian—there’s plenty of spaghetti, penne and seafood
. But the chef’s other Italian restaurants
happen to be in Korea, and the menu here also involves some gal-bi-zzim (it’s a short rib stew) or
bi-bim-bap (steamed rice with veggies and a fried egg).
You always loved that Hanson song.
340 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210