Chef Anthony Jacquet and pastry chef Lea Newton have opened Claudine Artisan Kitchen & Bakeshop in Encino. Serving breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch, and a variety of freshly baked and baked-to-order goods, the restaurant uses sustainable and artisanal ingredients in a variety of savory and sweet dishes.
The new space features blue-toned molding and paneling paired with crisp white hand-cut subway tile. The restaurant is airy and inviting with an open kitchen and a blackboard wall displaying an ever-changing graphic narrative by local artist Christopher Linquata.
Breakfast and brunch items include malted milk pancakes
with cinnamon-berry compote, salted honey butter, maple syrup, and bacon; and braised short rib
hash with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.
Lunch provides a diverse selection of salads, bowls, sandwiches, grill items, and dishes from the hearth oven. Highlights include the Marrakesh market bowl with ancient grains, heirloom beets
and market vegetables, pomegranate molasses, dried apricots, and harissa vinaigrette and serrano ham and olive naan with Fresno chili and oregano.
The restaurant’s selection of baked goods include a prosciutto and gruyere croissant, malted milk cupcakes with milk chocolate buttercream and a signature Spinky’s baked to order original chocolate chip cookies.
Claudine Artisan Kitchen & Bakeshop also has a custom draft beer system at the center of the bar. Serving a local beer and wine menu, the restaurant highlights a rotating selection of craft breweries such as 818 Brewing, Beachwood Brewing, and Smog City Brewing and wines exclusively from California wineries.For more Los Angeles dining and travel news, click here.