A Taste of LA: The Tasting Kitchen

A Taste Of | July 29, 2014 | By


At A La Main, we’ve hinted a few times in the past few weeks about Hailey’s impending New York adventure. In preparation for her departure, we’ve been trying to mark off everything on her LA checklist, including Friday movie nights, Saturday wine tastings and Sunday hikes. One of the last items on her checklist — brunch at The Tasting Kitchen.

The quintessential Venice restaurant, The Tasting Kitchen boasts of shareable plates, eclectic cups and plates, and humorous chalk art. As I’d never been, I let Hailey pick our brunch menu.

I really enjoyed that the brunch menu not only catered to traditional “brunchers” with classics like French toast or eggs and bacon, but also appealed to the adventurous palate with dishes like their breakfast burger or savory waffles. The menu also contains a good variety of sweet and savory dishes, perfect for the bruncher (ahem…me!) who can’t decide if they want to satisfy their sweet tooth or savory taste buds.

If you want a good variety of food, I would suggest ordering starting with the Sticky Bun and sharing one or two of the main dishes. I really enjoyed the remastered brunch items like the Short Rib Hash, served with a baked egg and gremolata, though I suspect you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.


*If you don’t want to wait 40+ minutes for a table, call ahead and make a reservation.


The Sticky Bun (left), Coffee (right)

The Tasting Kitchen

1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd Venice, CA 90291

What to Order:

Appetizer: The Sticky Bun

Main Dishes: Fried Clucks (chicken and waffles) and the Short Rib Hash.


Fried Clucks (left), Short Rib Hash (right)


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