Workshop Kitchen & Bar
The Los Angeles location of Chef Michael Beckman’s Workshop Kitchen & Bar has been in the works since 2018.
“Much like the Palm Springs outpost,” writes Eater Los Angeles. “The new Workshop Kitchen & Bar leans heavily on Brutalist architecture, bolstered by the building’s Queen trusses, exposed brick, and 20-foot ceilings. Instead of booths, eight massive, 14-foot concrete dining ‘cocoons’ backlit with a soft glow give off the experience of eating within an art installation.”
Workshop Los Angeles is housed in the iconic Continental Graphics building, formerly one of LA’s premier printing shops.
Chef Beckman draws his inspiration from California’s diversity and abundant farmer’s market produce. The techniques and philosophies of chefs and kitchens throughout Europe also guide him.
He has a passion for cooking over wood and the flavors of the wood-fired oven. Seafood is sourced from the Dory Fleet at the Newport pier. Poultry and dairy come from sustainable farms in Hemet.
The kitchen team manages their own small gardens of herbs and flower. House pickling, ferments, and dry-aging make frequent appearances on the menu.
“Two five-course tasting menus will be available, both priced at $90,” Eater adds. “One will feature fish and meat, with dishes such as yellowtail crudo with rhubarb tea, blood orange, fennel oil and radish, as well as halibut with bouillabaisse sauce, morels, pickled Fresno peppers and tom kha foam.”
Workshop Kitchen & Bar opened Aug. 12, 2022, at 127 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles.