The long-awaited restaurant from James Beard Award-winning chef Jessica Largey is now open in Los Angeles’ Arts District. The multifaceted space features a dining room serving relaxed, produce-driven California fare, with a classic, elevated wine list by Beverage Director Jordan Egan (NoMad), and craft cocktails from Bar Director Iain McPherson (Edinburgh’s Panda and Sons).
Alongside Chef de Cuisine Jason Beberman, Chef Largey will offer a special tasting menu at the six-seat chef’s counter a few evenings each week, to launch after opening. SIMONE is a collaboration between Chef Largey, Managing Partner Bruno Bagbeni, and film director Joe Russo.
Duello serves as a distinct bar concept within SIMONE that encapsulates the history of the Arts District, from acclaimed barman Iain McPherson.
An illustrated menu takes guests on a journey through the various eras of the Arts District, including a section of wine and sherry-based cocktails honoring its past as a wine producing region in the 1890s, Tiki and sour drinks referencing its citrus farming period in the 1920s, and cocktails inspired by the 1970s artists that gave the neighborhood its name.
The final section includes modern drinks with esoteric ingredients and experimental flavor combinations, a tribute to the evolution of the Arts District as a true culinary destination.