BREADBAR co-owner Ali Chalabi has made repeated efforts to give inventive chefs a stage during transition periods. He already precipitated two stints from Ludovic Lefebvre called (LudoBites) and a residency from Noriyuki Sugie (Crudobar). BREADBAR Century City and Chef Nori are hosting “The Hatchi Series,” featuring a different guest chef on the final Thursday of each month. Hatchi means “8” in Japanese and doubles as the symbol for infinity. With that in mind, each Hatchi menu offers 8 dishes for $8 per dish, with a minimum order of 3 dishes per person.
On June 25, BREADBAR featured chef Debbie Lee, a caterer and finalist on Food Network’s “The Next Food Network Star” who’s building a reputation for Korean-Southern fusion.
On July 30, ravenous Angelenos turned up for “An Experience of Texture and Flavor” from Michael Voltaggio, the new chef de cuisine for The Dining Room at The Langham and a contestant on the upcoming Season 6 of “Top Chef.”
August 6 brings freelance chef Roberto Cortez will experiment with “Unfamiliar Conflict.”
On September 24, former Citrus at Social chef Remi Lauvand will anchor Hatchi.