Brother and sister duo Lauren and chef Phillip Pretty created an approachable take to delicate dining smack dab in the quaint Rose Park neighborhood with Heritage, which operates out of a converted craftsman home that’s tucked into a nondescript corner of busy 7th Street. The rotating tasting menu begins with a mushroom cappuccino with thyme foam and cultivated mushroom from Long Beach Mushroom Farms, helping to awaken the taste buds before diving into the rest of the menu. Starter options include ember-roasted beets with Lenora goat cheese, pomegranates, and grapes; and a grilled octopus with chorizo, beans, and creme fraiche. Not to be outdone, main entrees include pork tenderloin and belly served with apple-fennel chutney and seven-day-aged duck with French lentils. For dessert, opt for vanilla parsnip pastry cream with market fruit or chef’s choice of cheese served with dates, honey, crostini, and herbs. During lunchtime, Heritage becomes Heritage Sandwich Shop, offering sandwiches made with bread from local Hey Brother Baker, sides like free-range deviled eggs and Brussels sprouts, plus cookies, California wines, and craft beer.
How to book: Reservations and pickup orders can be made via their website.