Joe’s and Axe Chefs Team Up to Open Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing on Abbot Kinney

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Eat or be eaten
Eat or be eaten Photo: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

This week finds Joe’s chef Kris Tominaga teaming up with former Joe’s and Hungry Cat sous chef and current Axe chef Brian Dunsmoor for a three night pop-up at Capri restaurant called Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, a prelude to a "rustic country food" restaurant the duo is planning to open in December in the space. This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the two toques will prepare an eight-course menu for only $65 that explores the down-home, traditional fare that Tominaga calls "gimmick-free food that real people wanna eat." What exactly will all these "real people" be eating come Thursday?

Eat or be eaten
Eat or be eaten Photo: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Dishes include pork cheeks with coarse antebellum grits, brussel sprouts, black apple, and smoked maple, and country pork fritter with bread and butter relish and a dressing of hot mustard, with a full menu viewable on Facebook, where reservations can also be made.

Dinners run from 5:30 to 10:30 P.M. over these three nights and tables can also be secured by calling 424-268-8344. There’s no exact word on whether this means the two chefs are splitting with their employers, though it sounds quite probable that someone’s trying to sneak away from the kitchen here beneath a layer of wool.

Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing at Capri Restaurant, 1616 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice.