Venice: Yours Truly Restaurant from Chef Vartan Abgaryan is Now Open
Chef Vartan Abgaryan has opened Yours Truly on Abbott Kinney in the old Salt Air space.
Yours Truly is serving just wine and beer for now but I love a good low ABV drink. I had the 59th Street Bridge which was a refreshing way to start the meal.
59th Street Bridge – fino sherry, vin de pamplemousse, pineapple, citrus, bitters
I’m not a bread person but even I can get behind Parker House rolls. Loved the seaweed in the butter. Extra umami!
I loved the salad of charred peas and their greens. So many layers of flavor from the anchovy, preserved lemon, capers and cave aged pecorino cheese.
The scallop tartine was served with apples and daikon. When our weather gets warmer (and stays warmer!), this will be a wonderful spring or summer dish.
One of my favorite dishes of the night was the avocado hummus! I loved the flavors and the za’atar flatbread that came with it was perfect.
Billed as a “carbonara” the eggs in the bucatini were the uni, trout roe and bottarga. It’s a really fun take. And that uni was so luscious!
I loved the skate wing. It came with charmoula sauce and you ate it with the couscous. I loved the pickled raisins, pine nuts, fennel. Don’t forget to squeeze the lemon! This was my favorite dish of the night.
Roasted chicken was served with brioche stuffing, black truffles, English peas, banyule vinegar and dill.
Yours Truly was out of the pork rib chop so we got the Flannery ribeye. This has been dry aged and served with mushrooms cooked in a smoky balsamic vinegar.
I liked the steak and the mushrooms were the most intriguing part for me. I’m not much of a sauce person so I felt this was very balanced with flavors coming from steak and mushrooms.
For dessert we got the chocolate cake and lemon curd. They were light but we still rolled out of Yours Truly. What a fantastic dinner. Congratulations to Chef Vartan and team. This will be a great addition to Abbott Kinney.
1616 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291 — 310-396-9333
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