And rubbing Intelligentsia on your steak.
And taking four years to age your prosciutto.
The least you could do is pay them a visit.
See you at Marlin & Ono Grille, a well-tailored new Southern Italian restaurant open for dinner tonight in Sherman Oaks.
It’s got the classic looks of a distinguished steakhouse. All gleaming black leather chairs and marble surfaces between white tablecloths. Take a look right here. Steakhouse-esque, agreed?
Acclimate to the Valley’s harsh climate at the bar on your right with a Watermelon Champagne (a vodka-champagne cocktail with watermelon juice, vanilla, mint and lemon) pre-evening tête-à-tête. Once your party of two is assembled, you’ll slide over to bar #2. The one with the plates of the chef’s burrata, roasted-pistachio Hawaiian yellowtail crudo and some four-year-aged prosciutto. Swap stories about what you were doing four years ago. Laugh. Move on.
Time to whisper to the host and grab the last two-top on the bougainvillea-snaked, Ventura-facing patio—where you’ll bring in the pancetta-wrapped scallops, the Intelligentsia-espresso-rubbed, 21-day-aged NY steak and the mahi-mahi.
So nice, they named it twice.