Union’s First Anniversary Means a Family-Style Feast (Yes, There Will Be Porchetta)

Bruce Kalman’s Pasadena restaurant celebrates a memorable first year

Chef Bruce Kalman’s Union, Los Angeles magazine’s No. 2 Best New Restaurant of 2014, has, by all accounts, had a magnificent first year.

The market-driven Italian restaurant will celebrate its first anniversary with a four-course family-style feast next Tuesday, March 10. Expect both Kalman’s crowd-pleasing favorites like his porchetta, polenta, and pork meatballs as well as new seasonal offerings like beet and burrata cappellacci and a fish dish of California sheephead from Wild Local Seafood.

Kalman, who recently announced that he’s opening a pasta bar at Grand Central Market, is on a hot streak. On March 11, the day the restaurant actually turns 1, Union will be closed for a private event in honor of its episode of Bravo’s Best New Restaurant.

redarrow Union, 37 Union St., Pasadena, 626-795-5841. The March 10 dinner is $90 per person (not including wine pairings) with seatings at 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9:15 p.m.