Restauranteur Santos Uy, fresh off a great review this past week by Besha Rodell for his Hollywood bistro Papilles, has yet another hit on his hands. This time he’s teamed up with Bestia & Sotto pasta Chef Avner Lavi to form a lunchtime “pasta pop-up” at Mignon Wine Bar in Downtown L.A. It’s a great deal for locals and those working downtown looking for a high-quality and relatively inexpensive midday meal (a 3-item menu here will set you back $18).
Menu items changes weekly:
Crostino with chicken pate, bacon & aged balsamic: The bread soaks up just enough of the balsamic & liver - excellent.
Orecchiette with beef bolognese: Perfect al dente, hearty but not heavy.
This was the best panna cotta I’ve had all year.
They are open 11AM to 3PM Tuesday through Friday.