We were at Poketo are all hugeeeee Top Chef/ Top Chef Masters fans. So you can only imagine our reaction when we discovered that Top Chef MASTER winner, Rick Bayless will be opening up his first restaurant outside of Chicago in the City of Angels! Woo hoo!
Set to open some time in April, “Red O” will take the place of what used to be Moustache Cafe restaurant on Melrose Avenue. I’m sure many people will be skeptical about his take on Mexican food, especially in a city that prides itself on its wonderful Mexican cuisine that’s affordable and pretty much as real as it gets before Mexico itself. He is planning on making his menu lighter, catering to the diversified palettes of Californians with a very hand-picked tequila selection. (Very important.) He was my favorite on the show more so because of the passion he had whenever he was being interviewed on his food.
I loved watching his show on PBS: Mexico- One Plate At A Time
He’s def. legit in my book. Can’t wait!