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Taylor Boudreaux is Napa Valley Grille's new executive chef

January 18, 2012 |  1:05 pm

Taylor ColorTaylor Boudreaux, who has worked at Mastro's Steakhouse, Citizen Smith and for Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, is the new executive chef at Westwood Village’s Napa Valley Grille.

Boudreaux says his cuisine is driven by local sourcing and seasonality.  He is inspired by the rustic cuisine of California wine country.  Boudreaux said in a news release “...I came to understand that if you take a great cut of meat and season and cook it correctly, it will be amazing. It might be called ‘simple’ or ‘rustic,’ but it’s also about letting the food be what it should be.” 

His new dishes at Napa Valley Grille include blue crab cakes with classic tartar sauce and lamb ragù with house-made tagliatelle pasta. Furthermore, he says he plans to source the restaurant with locally grown ingredients from Santa Monica and Westwood’s farmers’ markets.

1100 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, (310) 824-3322, www.napavalleygrille.com.


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Photo: Taylor Boudreaux Credit: Napa Valley Grille