SILVER LAKE — A food writer and consultant is preparing to open a restaurant and market called Botanica on a stretch of Silver Lake Boulevard that is already home to several neighborhood hot spots, including LAMILL Coffee, Alimento and L&E Oyster Bar.
Heather Sperling has filed for a city permit to serve alcohol as part of 34-seat restaurant with a a patio and market at 1620 Silver Lake Boulevard. The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council’s Urban Design & Preservation Advisory Committee is scheduled to review the permit request tonight (June 8). It’s up to the city, however, to make a final decision.
Sperling is the co-founder of the restaurant and a publication both named Botanica, according to her website. What will Botanica, the restaurant, be like? A job posting for a general manager provides some details:
“Our food is vibrant and abundant, creative and sophisticated, but not fussy. (Sources of inspiration/restaurant crushes include: Ottolenghi, Raw Duck, Moro, Chez Panisse, Bar Tartine, Gjusta.) What you’ll find in our kitchen and bar: all-local vegetables, fruits and dairy; natural wines, craft beers and spirits; exceptional coffees and teas; a rainbow of grains and legumes; spices from across the world; wild Pacific seafood; and only occasionally a bit of meat. What you won’t find: refined sugars, processed foods or products of industrial agriculture/aquaculture.”
Botanica is scheduled to open in winter 2016.
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