Fans of Zach Pollack’s first effort, Sotto—his Pico Boulevard restaurant with chef Steve Samson that’s credited with bringing the classic Neapolitan-style pizza to L.A.—will welcome his initial solo foray, Alimento, which opened in June 2014. The name means “food” or “nourishment” in Italian, and the menu seems to adopt that as a kind of comfort-food mantra: Tortellini in brodo is akin to soup dumplings, bursting with rich broth upon bite. Fusilli is dressed with clams, fava leaves, serrano chiles, and smoked butter. Then there’s a spelt pastry appetizer stuffed with braised mortadella, stracchino cheese, sweet tomato jam, pickled mustard seeds, and brovada, and named “pig in a blanket.”
Dylan Jeni, Courtesy of Alimento
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