While LudoBites and Test Kitchen remain all the rage, Studio City has its own pop-up in effect these days at Georgio’s Cucina, a temporary restaurant in the former home of Georgio’s California Pizza and Pasta, that will end with the coming of 2011. Zagat reports that Gary Robins, the chef who gave his former employers an earful at New York’s Russian Tea Room before moving on to the city’s Sheridan Square, is in the kitchen here while scouting for an L.A. location of his own. Robins is currently cooking Thai snapper crudo, duck meatballs, pollen-dusted big eye tuna, and other preps of Italian fusion, with a sample menu found online.
Georgio’s Cucina, 11992 Ventura Blvd. Studio City.
Georgio’s Cucina Brings Gary Robins to LA [Zagat Buzz]