We have a feeling that wherever there’s an Evan Kleiman, there will always be an Angeli Caffe, the beloved trattoria the chef closed on Melrose last year to many spilled tears. Fortunately, Jet Tila is helping to provide the restaurant’s spirit with a host body, as Kleiman is planning to turn the chef’s new restaurant, The Charleston, into a truncated version of Angeli on May 7 for the Santa Monica spot’s first pop-up. The Good Food host will serve a $45-per person, family-style selection of eight dishes, starting antipasti misti and leading to gnocchetti di ricotta before ending on the chef’s proprietary lasagna and dessert of tiramisu and chocolate chunk bread pudding. See Kleiman’s full menu below and makes reservations for one of two seatings at 310-828-2115.
Antipasti Misti from the Farmers Market
Gnocchetti di Ricotta
Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding