It's not always easy to tell, but some projects take years to come together, like James Cameron's Avatar, or the labyrinthian hamster metropolis you built for Chubbs, who enjoyed it immensely during those last six days of his life. Or a wine-driven Mission resto, called Heirloom.
Heirloom's a Victorian-style, wine-driven brasserie -- done up with a long marble bar that overlooks a massive open kitchen, antique light fixtures, and classic William Morris wallpaper -- that took its Los Angelano chef/owner/sommelier ten years to actualize while he solidified relationships with top vino producers, and amassed a cellar of 1000+ bottles new and old, most of which're peaking right now, just like you if you were quoting yourself in high school. While the red runs the gamut from first growth Bordeauxs, to classic Burgundies, Rhones, and Piedmonts, the equally deep collection of whites includes perfectly aged Chards, Chenin Blancs, n' Rieslings; grab an aged bottle for anywhere from 35 to 900 bucks, or opt for something affordable and new from a by-the-glass list composed of 10 reds and 10 whites, somewhat akin to the first Thanksgiving. All-over-the place vittles include a fennel salad with fava beans, feta, and walnuts; braised halibut with English peas n' cauliflower puree, and a burger topped with a stinky Burgundian cheese called Epoisse, which is French for something, probably.
While warm-up grub includes delicious soups, pastas, and 20 or so "really good" cheeses; brew offerings will consist of 2 or 3 yet-to-be-determined Belgians and/or Pilsners -- the original recipe of which took the Czechs years to come together, probably because of how much they drank along the way.