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Cecconi's menu revealed; public opening will soon follow the weekend's Oscar parties

February 19, 2009 |  7:45 pm

Mirko2 We already gave Daily Dish readers a sneak peek of Cecconi's last month in a post, but after poking around online a bit, I've found that the London import has revealed its L.A. outpost's menu online.

And while this weekend will see a few invite-only Soho House-related Oscar parties at the former site of Morton's (where several storied Academy Award bashes of yore took place), including Sony Pictures Classics' dinner Saturday, it looks as if the real star of the eatery might be its large menu, which seems voluminous compared with the original London Cecconi's menu.

Dinner options include charcoal-grilled swordfish with lemon, capers, rapini and chile ($22). Or the WeHo Cecconi brunch looks even better, with prices in line with other neighborhood options. (I've got my eye on their panettone French toast with maple syrup for $9.)

Mirko Paderno (All'Angelo, Valentino), pictured, is the executive chef.

No word yet on an official opening date, but it's safe to assume the day is fast approaching — next week or soon thereafter (after their trial run/soft opening with famous and not-so-famous film industry folk this weekend, that is).

— Charlie Amter

Photo: Mirko Paderno in 2007  Credit: Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times