Sun all day.
Bright, warmish nights.
Bikinis at the beach (okay, more like sundresses at cafés... but still).
It’s as if true Golden State weather hit our shores.
And, with a stroke of good timing, along comes a California-loving restaurant equipped to help you reap the bounty...
Welcome Central Kitchen, the swank, outdoorsy date spot from the Flour + Water guys, opening tomorrow on Florida.
Basically, this is the restaurant equivalent of driving a convertible down Highway 1—right down to the retractable roof. We’re talking about a California-themed courtyard, replete with local plants, a Zen-like water fountain and—this is key—heated concrete floors.
If you’re thinking you’ll want to bring a date here... yes, you’ll want to bring a date here. Skip the indoor tables and sit in that open courtyard. Go for a bottle of Napa’s finest sauvignon blanc, then dive into the tasting menu: five rotating courses sourced from local farms, occasionally including the likes of raw halibut and coal-roasted duck.
Oh, and the music: they’ll only be playing records—as in vinyl—from before 1979.
Which coincidentally was the golden era of coal-roasted duck.