Taberna Arros y Vi, the paella concept coming to Santa Monica from IDG co-founder and Lazy Ox and Aburiya Toranoko creator Michael Cardenas, is readying for its debut. Coming to the space long known as Tudor House, the restaurant is seeking all staff. Last fall, rumors spread that Valencia’s own paella prodigy, Perfecto Rocher, had left his position at Lazy Ox Canteen to take the helm here, a rumor that may have been debunked with news that he was opening his own solo venture. Rocher’s current involvement in Taberna Arros Y Vi remains unconfirmed, though it sounds like the paella is hitting the table soon, with or without him.
Taberna Arros Y Vi, 1403 2nd street, Santa Monica.