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BottleRock Downtown: Sneak Peek

May 11, 2009 |  2:22 pm


After months of delays, the downtown outpost of wine bar BottleRock will officially open Friday. Only a stone's throw from the recently opened Corkbar in South Park, this incarnation of Fred Hakim's popular wine bar expands on the space and the menu of the Culver City original. The downtown BottleRock's dinner menu still features cheese, charcuterie and roasted veggies, but otherwsie there's little overlap between the two locations. Executive chef Jared Levy (Providence, Blue Velvet), who oversees the menu for both, will actually be in the kitchen of the downtown venue cooking up small plates of green curry mussels, seared scallops with lamb sweetbreads, pork belly risotto, roasted bone marrow, fava and pistachio falafel and potato gnocchi, to name a few. Prices, as well as the lunch menu, haven't yet been finalized.

BottleRock: 1050 S. Flower St., L.A. (213) 747-1100, www.bottlerock.net.


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--Elina Shatkin

Photos: Elina Shatkin / Los Angeles Times