NEW & NOTEWORTHY LA | WOLF / by Brackett Bilodeau

Image courtesy of Eater

Image courtesy of Eater

International culinary icon Marcel Vigneron’s long-awaited eatery has finally opened its doors to the eager public, bringing a fresh, new modernist spirit to Melrose Avenue. Dubbed in honor of Vigneron’s mother’s maiden name, Wolf pays homage to childhood memories and an early love of culinary culture coupled with a dedicated commitment to local ingredient sourcing and waste-free cooking -- something we can get behind on more levels than one.

While the rather contemporary space reflects industrial modernity and minimalism in concrete, metal, and wood accents, the menu is anything but. Fresh, local ingredients are incarnated as richly robust LA-centric international dishes, all unpretentious in nature but elevated in every sense of the word. Vigneron’s vadouvan lamb rack with romanesco, labneh, and artichoke and braised beef cheek with turmeric peppercorn sauce and baby chicory shine in the main plate category along with a white miso black cod, his brunch menu a tough contender with classic favorites done just right. Wolf is worth a visit for its bar program alone, serving up house-concocted tinctures and shrubs in inventive cocktail form -- excellent as a singular experience in the company of the bartender or alongside a full meal atop deep wood tables.

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7661 MELROSE AVENUE, LOS ANGELES