File Under: Oh No (Palate “Reorganizing”)


Eater LA shares the unfortunate news today that Palate Food + Wine, our 2008 #1 Best New Restaurant, is doing some “reorganization” and will remain closed until further notice. Los Angeles magazine’s restaurant critic Patric Kuh fell in love with chef Octavio Becerra’s focus on all things artisanal, farm-fresh, and seasonal—these are standard buzz words now, but four years ago, name dropping farmers on your menu was still considered rather revolutionary. We’ve reached out to the restaurant in hopes of learning whether this is truly a temporary closure or if we should start seeking our Becerra-fix elsewhere.

In the meantime, here’s Kuh’s 2008 review of Palate—to remind you what you’ll be missing.