Much anticipated Hock+Hoof will officially make its Downtown LA debut Monday, May 7 in the Historic Core. Arguably one of the more original restaurant concepts set to arrive in Los Angeles, Hock+Hoof will draw heavily from French and Asian cuisines to craft a diverse, global menu focused on exotic proteins. The forthcoming eatery housed in an over 100-year-old building is the product of chef/owners Kat Hu and Justin Yi’s culinary travels abroad in the Far East in concert with their professional experiences in kitchens throughout California.
“Justin and I are very excited to open our first restaurant in the heart of downtown L.A. We love Los Angeles. The city’s rich cultural diversity, availability of quality ingredients, passion for sustainability, and willingness to experiment embody our ethos as chefs. We are inspired by the innovation and creativity of this generation of restauranteurs who are putting the LA food scene on the world map and look forward to earning our place among their ranks,” said Executive Chef Kat Hu.
Dishes will range from beef heart tartare with egg yolk, apple pear, sesame, radish & rice cracker to octopus carpaccio topped with smoky pineapple aioli, shishito peppers, and herbs. Other options include Scandinavian dumplings with pork ragu, fennel, and tarragon creme as well as beef jerky reimagined with fish sauce, palm sugar, soy, and Thai chili. According to the restaurant, the restaurant will feature a happy hour highlighting its many beer, wine, & cocktail selections. Once open, Hock+Hoof will offer patrons brunch and dinner seven days a week available for dine-in or takeout.
Hock+Hoof | 517 S. Spring St. | Los Angeles, CA 90013