July is already here! If you’re like us and plan your life around food, use the following events as your guide to (the real) beginning of summer.
A few weeks ago, several members of the Reserve team headed to the Colorado mountains for the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen. The annual event, which took place this year from June 19 to 21, features some of the biggest names in the culinary world — Danny Meyer, David Chang, Eric Ripert, Marcus Samuelsson, Christina Tosi, Tyler Florence and Rick Bayless to name just a few. I recently sat down with David Levin, Head of Special Projects at Reserve, who gave me the scoop on what actually goes on during the event.
In the melting pot of Los Angeles, all you need is an adventurous spirit to indulge in the diversity of restaurants scattered throughout the city. The newest additions to Reserve embody the LA food scene, a kaleidoscope of cuisines from restaurants old and new. So go ahead — embrace the variety Reserve has to offer… B.S. TAQUERIA (DOWNTOWN) The fare at B.S. Taqueria is authentically inauthentic, representing a city of migrant-rich flavors through the lens of a native. Chef Ray Garcia (who LA Times’ Jonathan Gold wrote is poised to be the next big thing out of Los Angeles) riffs on …
Drago Centro Drago Centro delivers innovative and varied twists on classic Italian dishes. A sophisticated wine list and an assortment of creative cocktails are also available and pair well with the authentic yet contemporary Italian fare. The bright, elegant space boasts an open kitchen and a demonstration kitchen housed in what was once the vault of City National Bank, while a patio provides additional seating for dining al fresco. Zagat praised the midcentury-inspired dining room and its “‘unobtrusive’ yet ‘attentive service’”. Get your Drago Centro reservations using Reserve.
Opened in 2009, Lula Cafe serves seasonally driven, farm-to-table dishes with adventurous options for vegetarians and meat and fish from sustainable sources. Unique cocktails and a selection of local and international wines and beers round out the restaurant’s offerings. The casual and unique space boasts a marble-topped bar and a sidewalk patio for al fresco dining. See why this Logan Square staple was recently named Eater’s 38 essential restaurants in Chicago. Use the Reserve app to make Lula Cafe reservations today.
Last week, movers and shakers in the restaurant world headed to the annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, America’s premier culinary event.
Since launching our partnership with Momofuku Ko in January, we’ve supported select charitable organizations in our community and beyond, including Edible Schoolyard, Donors Choose, Food Bank for New York City, and One Percent for the Planet.
This Thursday and Saturday, Chef Walter El Nagar brings his his famous pop-up, Barbershop Ristorante, to Japanese Knife Imports in Beverly Hills. Reservations for this unique dining experience are available exclusively through the Reserve app!
GEMINI BISTRO serves Chef Jon Keeley’s American cuisine with French and Mediterranean influences. The seasonally influenced menu forgoes traditional courses to present plates by portion size — small, medium and large, as well as extra-small plates for kids. Inside the cozy setting of an early 1900s flatiron building, the marble bar offers imaginative classic cocktails and an elegant yet approachable wine list.
Our newest Reserve partners in Boston will have you excited to try something inspired by far-off places, right in your own backyard! From modern Italian in Brookline to Korean fusion in Faneuil Hall, your next great dining experience just got a little closer to where you live and work.