Wednesday, May 11, 2011
May Recap > Osteria La Buca > Hollywood
On Monday, May 9th, we gathered around the zinc-topped bar at Osteria La Buca on a formerly desolate stretch of Melrose near Paramount Studios to meet designer Brendan Ravenhill. After enjoying our Negronis and bar snacks such a pork-roasted almonds and house-pickled vegetables (as well as some killer pizzas), Brendan explained how he transitioned from designing a simple bottle opener to an entire restaurant.
article and called him to meet the designer. When the two met, they discovered they shared a similar philosophy around their passions. Brendan believes in the integrity of materials and allowing them to shine, while Graham brings a parallel philosophy to his restaurant, preferring to let local ingredients sing, rather than needlessly adorning them.
Local food, local design.
Check out some more photos here and here.
Next up, please join us for our memorial walk for John Chase on May 21st. And get ready for more great events in June, including our annual Design-n-Dim Sum Bike Ride!