Warner Ebbink and Brandon Boudet (Dominick’s, 101 Coffee Shop) debuted their Los Feliz deli at Little Dom’s, sharing Italian specialties with the neighborhood.
The Deli at Little Dom’s features two-toned green tile floors, a white pressed-tin ceiling, mirrored walls and a blackboard to showcase daily specials. The display case predominates. For now, the space hosts poinsettias and tinsel, but the partners plan to hang Italian sausages in the window. The authentic Italian tables advertise Cinzano, a brand of dry vermouth. It was raining, but there will be sidewalk seating once the sun returns.
Chef Boudet is handling the seasonal savory items. The sandwich selection consisted of mushroom & fresh mozzarella, fresh mozzarella & prosciutto, fresh mozzarella & speck, hot soppresata & Provolone and Fontina & roasted tomato. All the sandwiches are available as panini. He also made several salads: eggplant caponata, white beans seasoned with onions and herbs, Brussels sprouts with aged Provolone and fregole, a combination of Israeli couscous, Kalamata olives and soppressata.
Ann Kirk, the pastry chef at Little Dom’s, makes all the sweet items. Opening day offerings included individual almond and spice cakes, pumpkin cheesecake and torta della nonna. There were two varieties of chocolate cupcakes: one with Amarena cherries and cream cheese frosting, the other with vanilla buttercream and chocolate jimmies. Kirk also bakes sweet and savory focaccia. Yesterday that meant artichoke-roasted tomato-aged Provolone and blackberry-grape-rosemary. The deli also sells jars of Meyer lemon panna cotta and chocolate budino. Return the jars to the deli as an eco-friendly measure.
When it comes to beverages, expect Italian-style espresso drinks.