Manuela Pork Collar (Dose of Vitamin P)

Pork Los Angeles

Seasonal chef Kris Tominaga proudly pops his collar at Manuela.

Culture and cuisine are intertwined at Manuela, a seasonal restaurant from art titans Manuela Wirth and husband Iwan within the airy Hauser, Wirth & Schimmel compound in the DTLA Arts District. Chef Kris Tominaga is a Los Angeles native and veteran of restaurants like The Hart & The Hunter, Mardi, and Cadet. He recently took over Manuela’s kitchen, airy courtyard setting, on-site garden and chicken coop from opening chef Wes Whitsell.

Peads & Barnetts Pork Collar ($25) is a beautiful piece of meat, featuring fat-rimmed, well-marbled hog that Oliver Woolley raises humanely in North County San Diego. Tominaga sears a boneless slab of rosy pork, slices, and serves with sweet caramelized shallots, mustard seeds, and dill. A squeeze of bright charred lemon juice is the kicker.

Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from the previous week.

Manuela Pork Collar (Dose of Vitamin P)

907 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA

Joshua Lurie

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