This Wednesday, George Abou-Daoud opens District, the neighboring restaurant to his market/bistro Mercantile on Sunset that we’ve been keeping on eye out for since Fall. Abou-Daoud is known for matching a jones for his native New York with moody, cool spaces and high-quality food in past projects like Delancey, Bowery, Tamarind, and Mission Cantina. The new restaurant finds him teaming up again with Mercantile’s chef Kris Morningstar, formerly of Blue Velvet and Casa. The menu here will change regularly and Thrillist lets us on to a few teaser dishes, driven by the kind of strange and enticing ingredients found on the shelves of Mercantile. Expect eats like spicy pork meatballs with clams in curry broth and green onion and sea urchin gratin with Bay scallops to start, followed by roasted hangar steak with asparagus, potato pave, and thyme jus and banyul-spiced sweetbreads with black lentil bacon-date puree. There will also be unique cocktails with fresh fruit at the majestic bar that helps make District feel like another city entirely, if not another time. District opens Wednesday, check out our slide show of the space below.
6600 Sunset Blvd; Hollywood; 323-962-8200
Earlier: George Abou-Daoud Tells Us About The Mercantile, Open Soon in Hollywood [Grub Street]