Moby Opens Plant-Based Restaurant in LA
It’s been more than a decade since Moby opened his first restaurant. His first is called TeaNY and can be found on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Now he takes on the west coast opening his plant-based restaurant called Little Pine with Chef Kristyne Starling in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles earlier this week.
Little Pine is a completely organic and vegan restaurant with a bistro as well as retail space in front of the restaurant.
“It’s just art books from friends of mine who are artists, some candles that smell nice, teas, soaps,” Moby told Los Angeles Times.
When he was asked about his hopes for the restaurant he said “It goes without saying that nobody opens an organic vegan restaurant with the hopes of making millions of dollars. I wanted to open a place that satisfied my interest in vegan food, health, community, and organic farming. If it’s a place that is beautiful, serves wonderful food, supports local farmers, and breaks even, I’ll be happy.”
The interior was designed by Tatum Kendrick of Studio Hus, looks sort of like a futuristic Alpine lodge, filled with plywood, ceramic tile, concrete and Carrara marble on the countertop and tables. Wallpaper was made from black-and-white photos of a forest that Moby took himself.
According to LA Weekly who has been watching and waiting for the opening the menu features Mediterranean-inspired breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, plus weekend brunch by chef Kristyne Starling. For lunch, the menu includes lots of salads: a panzanella; a farro-walnut salad with squash, scallions and pomegranate; and a Mediterranean salad with kale, spigarello, olives and avocado. Dinner entrees include Italian-style dishes, like a stuffed-shell trio and “meatballs” and polenta in a marinara sauce.
To drink, there will be organic wines and teas, the latter no doubt similar in selection to what’s available at Moby’s first venture in Manhattan.
All sounds delicious. We may need to take a road trip to check this out!