The wait continues for chef Jessica Largey’s highly-anticipated debut effort Simone, but the Arts District eatery remains hopeful of welcoming patrons in the coming months. In recent conversation with DTLAer, Simone still doesn’t have an official opening date, but plans on firing up the kitchen by spring. Largey, the former chef de cuisine at three-Michelin-starred Manresa in Los Gatos, is expected to shape Simone into something far more casual than her previous stop with a heavy emphasis on seasonal items and wine. A winner of the James Beard Award for Rising Star Chef in 2015 at the age of 29, the Los Angeles native honed her craft at Providence and the now-defunct Bastide after attending culinary school in Pasadena. There’s still much work to be done at Simone before opening day as construction remains ongoing, but Largey’s final product should prove to be one of the strongest additions to the Arts District dining scene in quite some time.
We’re not the only ones with sweet potatoes on our mind. Chef @roselargey caught up with Laura Avery and @kcrwgoodfood to discuss all the innovative ways to cook with one of her favorite ingredients. Whether they’re fried in coconut oil or dressed in tahini, we assure you, you’ll never look at sweet potatoes the same. Take a listen. (Link in bio)
Simone Arts District | 447 S. Hewitt St. | Los Angeles, CA 90013