As further evidence of the resiliency of the city’s dining scene, the industry took about two seconds to be abuzz about Asterid, native Angeleno Ray Garcia’s new endeavor, opening late March in the iconic Disney Concert Hall. After closing Broken Spanish, Garcia takes the stage to premiere his reinvented Modern American concept celebrating the diversity of Los Angeles cuisine.
A lively and approachable indoor-outdoor concept that feeds off downtown energy.
It’s still too early to tell which dishes here will be runaway stars, but there’s rumblings of a large-plate lamb shank with charred eggplant puree, as well as a version of beef tartare.
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Just because it shares a structure with a concert hall, that doesn’t mean this spot is only for the dinner-and-a-show crowd. Garcia hopes that locals quickly put Asterid in their regular rotation.