Peak of Peru

Posted on: August 15th, 2017 by Carrie Young No Comments


Since Los Angeles has quickly evolved into a major foodie town, it’s no surprise that L.A.’s notable Peruvian chef Ricardo Zarate opened his latest, Rosaliné– a West Hollywood restaurant named for his mother- in the space that once housed another L.A. notable chef’s French bistro, Comme Ca. But you wouldn’t even recognize it. Totally redesigned, windows in the front open onto Melrose Avenue, and the back half of the dining room is a glass-roofed greenhouse lined in white tile and adorned with hanging potted plants. All that tile makes for a rather boisterous dining experience, but who cares when it looks this pretty.




The talent that shot Zarate to success in the first place is on full display at Rosaliné, and fans of his past cooking- Mo Chica, Picca- will recognize the format and the flavors. And there’s so much to choose from, so much brightness in his delicious mix of traditional Peruvian dishes and ingredients that are presented in a vivid, fresh, meant-for-sharing aesthetic upon which L.A. dining thrives- an aesthetic that Zarate had a hand in creating by the way. This is not food you can eat casually, without much thought; it demands your attention. One of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the year, Rosaliné was a long time in the making but Zarate wanted to do it right. One restaurant as good as Rosaliné is far better than five you can’t handle.

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