Introducing the John, Paul, George, and Ringo of rustic Cali cuisine: Supremely talented apart, together Daniel Mattern, Roxana Jullapat, and Claudio and Adria Blotta will rock your world.
Their new West Hollywood resto, Cooks County, promises to be a veritable chart-topper.
In the kitchen, Mattern drums up farmers market-driven dishes for brunch (pumpkin pancakes), lunch (roasted parsnip soup), and dinner (wood-grilled duck breast). On bread and pastry duty, fellow AOC alum Jullapat turns out brioche buns, spelt pretzels, and butter-centric desserts (hazelnut cake, cranberry crunch).
As co-owner of Silver Lake’s Barbrix Wine Bar, Claudio knows his vintages. Here, he’s composed a revolving wine and beer menu that veers toward the eclectic. His wife, Adria, fronts the dining room, where chocolate leather banquettes, exposed wood beams, and iron pendants create a casual-chic vibe.
We’ll be there eight days a week.
Cooks County, 8009 Beverly Boulevard, between North Edinburgh and North Laurel Avenues, West Hollywood (323-653-8009 or cookscountyrestaurant.com).
Photo: Lisa Franchot Photography / Courtesy of Cooks County