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Josiah Citrin

Brunch Los Angeles

Charcoal Benedict (Dose of Vitamin P)

Charcoal is the relatively casual Venice restaurant from revered Mélisse chef-owner Josiah Citrin. On Saturdays and Sundays, weekend brunch brings several unique dishes to Venice Beach’s doorstep, none more interesting than signature Charcoal Benedict....
French Food Los Angeles

Mélisse Ridgeback Prawns (Food of the Week)

Not many L.A. restaurants still qualify for fine dining status, but Mélisse an aspirational Santa Monica restaurant from Chef Josiah Citrin that dates to 1999, certainly makes the cut. Most nights, their doors only...
Hamburger Los Angeles

Los Angeles Chefs Praise Dishes from Other Restaurants

I recently asked eight of L.A.’s most talented local chefs, What dish from another restaurant do you most wish you had developed, and why? Their responses might surprise you. Josiah Citrin (Melisse) The “New...

L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade 2013 Shows Big Culinary Love

L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade returned to Culver City on September 28. Suzanne Goin (Lucques, A.O.C., Tavern), chef/husband David Lentz (The Hungry Cat) and business partner Caroline Styne welcomed more than two-dozen nationally renowned chefs...
Chefs Los Angeles

Ceviche Nights: Ricardo Zarate + Josiah Citrin Uni Night

For the “Ceviche Nights” dinner series, chef Ricardo Zarate, business partner Stephane Bombet and Food GPS invite some of L.A.’s best chefs into the kitchen at Zarate’s downtown restaurant Mo-chica. “Ceviche Nights” previews Paichẽ,...
Chef San Francisco

Favorite Aspects of Being a Chef

I recently spoke with eight talented chefs at Hawaii Food & Wine Festival and asked each person, What’s your favorite part of being a chef? Here are their responses: David Burke I’d have to...