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Monday, April 21

Scratch|Bar Welcomes Chef Pajo Bruich at Chef's Counter


111 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Chef Phillip Frankland Lee, Executive chef/owner of Scratch|Bar, has announced that starting Monday, April 21, Pajo Bruich, formerly of Sacramento’s Enotria Restaurant, will be starting a three-week residency at the Chef’s Counter of his La Cienega Restaurant Row eatery. Designed to bring a personal touch to high-end dining, the Chef’s Counter offers diners the ultimate in intimate culinary experiences as Chef Lee or his guest chefs personally craft each dish directly in front of them. Bruich’s multi-course tasting menu will reflect his well-known artistic and technical abilities, while featuring thoughtful, seasonal ingredients.

The sample menu is as follows:

“Caesar Salad” kale chips

Beef tartar, crispy tendon, egg yolk, capers

Laminated pain au lait, cultured goat and cow’s milk butter

Hamachi, green apple, avocado, Szechuan, scallion, jasmine rice

Spring’s first “risotto”, ricotta, herbs and shoots, spring vegetables

Barely cooked farm egg, chicken skin, coriander, radish, salmon roe

Black cod, asparagus, almond milk, Nicoise olive, crispy brassica

Pork belly confit, sunflower seed, hemp seed, rhubarb consommé, spring onion

Rib-eye cap, flavors of Thailand

White chocolate, spring strawberry, Sicilian pistachio, cucumber

** menu subject to change based on availability and chef’s inspiration

Tasting menus at the Chef’s Counter are offered at $111 per guest. Additional wine pairings are available. Space will be limited to 11 diners for each seating, with Chef Bruich’s dinners occurring at 6 and 9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday evenings for the following dates: April 21, 22, 28, 29, May 5 and 6.

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