Urban Soup & Salad Bar
As part of chefs Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas-Lee’s renowned Scratch Restaurants group, Pasta|Bar is a celebration of Italian cuisine and Californian flavors. Despite opening only a year ago, this 13-course tasting menu concept in the Valley has already earned a Michelin star. The intimate space serves just ten guests per seating at the chef’s counter, where you’ll kick off with a parade of delicate bites (like sweet, juicy tomatoes with fresh mozzarella and crispy quinoa). The pastas come next; despite the restaurant’s name, there are usually only four, but each one is marvelous—from the brown-buttered Sunflower Agnolotti to the Squid Ink Garganelli. Proteins quickly follow (recent dishes have included pigeon with squash and succulent spot prawns swimming in hazelnut cream). Even the palate-cleansers are top-notch—like Meyer lemon granita served in a hollowed-out citrus with malted milk custard and a dusting of black lime.
How to book: via Tock.