1/31/2013 05:34:00 PM

Allumette Debuts in Echo Park Tonight + Opening Menu

Allumette debuts tonight, the collaboration with chef Miles Thompson and Allston Yacht Club owners, Bill Didonna and Charles Kelly. Allumette, which means "matchstick," so named because the trio wants to "light up" the Echo Park dining scene. The former AYC space has been redone a bit, now with dark wood accents, new lighting, but still only about 50 seats.

With his 12 to 15 small plates a night, all with a seasonal focus and priced anywhere from $9 to $40, you can bet this isn't the Echo Park of yore. Serena Herrick from Harvard & Stone created the cocktail menu, so expect a few interesting concoctions. If Jonathan Gold thinks the local hipsters are taking to Cortez in droves, that restaurant has met its match. Check out the opening drink and dinner menus below (1320 Echo Park Ave.; 213-935-8787).

Bitter Lettuces, Tangerine, Avocado, Smoked Soy Cream, Macadamia 8
Carrot Salad, Sunchokes, Radishes, Pickled Turnips, Black Carrot Syrup 9

Raviolo of Liquified Blood Pudding, Scallop Carpaccio, Caramelized Anchovy 14
Szechuan Pork Dumpling, Cured Salmon Roe, Spicy Black Vinegar, Tarragon 14
Cavatelli, Uni Ragù, English Pea Purée, Poached Mushrooms, Fromage Noir 16

Shimaaji Sashimi, Mustard Miso, Rice Crackers, Blood Orange, Kiwi 14
Herbed Sturgeon, Squashes, Poached Huckleberries, Artichokes Barigoule 16
Ocean Trout Crudo, Yuzu Ponzu, Brussels Sprout, Pickled Grapes 15
Shellfish Fried Oyster, Kimchi Ranch Dressing, Asian Pear Mignonette, Sea Spinach 6
Grilled Octopus, Sour Apple Syrup, Cardamom Butterscotch Potato, Sorrel 19

Squab Breast, Date Soubise, Baharat, Cinnamon Labne, Grapefruit 16
Pork Shoulder, Bacon, Crosnes, Caramelized Onions, Feuille de Brick 16
For Two Boneless Whole Sea Bream, Prawn, Sauce Boulliabaisse, Tortellini, Rouille 40
Bavette Steak, Surf Clam, XO Sauce, Arrowleaf Spinach, Egg Yolk, Crêpe 38

Cheesecake Mousse, Frozen Cookie Dough, Walnuts, Maple Syrup 7
Red Velvet Cake, Port Syrup, Coffee Milk Mascarpone, Colombier 7
Citrus Curd, Rhubarb-Lime Gelée, Sumac, Poppy, Rose Geranium 7

Le Système Solaire
Oloroso Sherry - Dolin Blanc Vermouth - Bergamot Bitters 10

Negroni Sbagliato #2
Punt E Mes - Aperol - Graham Beck Brut - Fresh Sage 10

Last Ango
Angostura Bitters - Smith & Cross - Orgeat - Pineapple Gomme - Fresh Lime 12

Gentleman’s Breakfast
The Famous Grouse-Egg White- Lemon- Ginger Honey Syrup- Topped with Atomized Candy Cap Bitters and Islay Scotch 12

Red Letter Day
Cocchi di Torino - Rhum J.M. - Orgeat - Fresh Lemon – Soda - Yuzu Bitters  12

Smoking Gun
Vida Mezcal - Cynar - Calisaya 11

You Live Only Twice
Sake - Beefeater Gin - Velvet Falernum - Tangerine – Szechuan Peppercorn - Fresh Lime 11

Photo: Urban Daddy


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