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Next Chef Dave Beran Leaving Chicago for L.A.

Next Chef Dave Beran Leaving Chicago for L.A.

Next’s acclaimed executive chef is opening a restaurant in Los Angeles

Dave Beran, who has been the executive Chef at Next Restaurant since its opening, announced he'd be leaving Chicago to open a restaurant in Los Angeles.

In sad news for Chicago but pretty great news for Los Angeles, Dave Beran, the executive chef at Chicago’s acclaimed Next restaurant, announced Friday that he would be leaving the restaurant after this weekend and heading to Los Angeles to open his own restaurant.

Beran has been the chef at Next since it opened five years ago, and has been responsible for its rotating series of menus including Sicily, Childhood, Thailand, Steakhouse, and the rest. According to the Chicago Tribune, Beran’s last day at the restaurant will be Sunday, and Next’s current chef de cuisine, Jenner Tomaska, will be the new executive chef. Tomaska is nominated for a Rising Star Chef Award from the James Beard Foundation this year.

Beran plans to head to Los Angeles to open his own restaurant and is reportedly looking at two properties in downtown L.A., but has not yet revealed anything about what kind of restaurant it might be.


Dialogue Chef Dave Beran Switches Gears with a “Fun and Playful” New Bistro

Some of Los Angeles’ most dynamic cooking is about to become a little more accessible. James Beard Award-winning chef Dave Beran is expanding his footprint, from the tiny, Michelin-starred Dialogue, to a new, à la carte concept, Pasjoli. It opens next week in Santa Monica.

A meal at Dialogue involves tasting around 20 courses of modernist fare, painstakingly crafted for just a few guests per night, with tickets sold in advance for around $235 per person, before beverages and fees. While Chef Beran’s seasonal menus have won raves from pretty much every critic in the country since the 18-seat spot opened in 2017, there’s no denying it’s a rarified experience.

Pasjoli takes a different approach. Reservations can booked on Resy–no pre-paid ticket required–and diners pick their dishes from a menu French bistro fare, as filtered through Beran’s imagination and SoCal’s ingredients. The chef describes his approach as “a fun and playful homage to French cuisine.”

“I think most Americans perceive—not unjustly—classic French as being heavy, weighty,” Beran told the Los Angeles Times. “The French cuisine I really fell in love with deals primarily with the Parisian markets. If you go at the right time of the year, it’s not about the weight, it’s about the freshness.”

The opening menu will include two entrees that first appeared on seasonal menus at Dialogue: a snapper with melted leek, broccoli, and wild celery, and canard rouennais a la presse, a pressed duck dish which the late Times critic Jonathan Gold named one of his favorite dishes. The rest will be new recipes, which Beran and his team have been developing for months, derived from the French classics which Beran was taught early in his career.

While it may be a bit less exclusive than Dialogue, don’t assume that means it lacks elegance. The decor leans toward a sleek, modern version of a grand European restaurant. An antique brass cocktail cart wheels caviar to the table (where it’s served with brown butter potato chips, of course), the bar is marble, the wallpaper hand-painted, and the banquettes upholstered in mohair. The space, a former burger shop, was overhauled by Chicago architecture firm Rugo/Raff, who also designed Alinea and NEXT, where Beran previously worked.

Pasjoli opens on Wednesday, September 18, at 2732 Main St., Santa Monica.


Dialogue Chef Dave Beran Switches Gears with a “Fun and Playful” New Bistro

Some of Los Angeles’ most dynamic cooking is about to become a little more accessible. James Beard Award-winning chef Dave Beran is expanding his footprint, from the tiny, Michelin-starred Dialogue, to a new, à la carte concept, Pasjoli. It opens next week in Santa Monica.

A meal at Dialogue involves tasting around 20 courses of modernist fare, painstakingly crafted for just a few guests per night, with tickets sold in advance for around $235 per person, before beverages and fees. While Chef Beran’s seasonal menus have won raves from pretty much every critic in the country since the 18-seat spot opened in 2017, there’s no denying it’s a rarified experience.

Pasjoli takes a different approach. Reservations can booked on Resy–no pre-paid ticket required–and diners pick their dishes from a menu French bistro fare, as filtered through Beran’s imagination and SoCal’s ingredients. The chef describes his approach as “a fun and playful homage to French cuisine.”

“I think most Americans perceive—not unjustly—classic French as being heavy, weighty,” Beran told the Los Angeles Times. “The French cuisine I really fell in love with deals primarily with the Parisian markets. If you go at the right time of the year, it’s not about the weight, it’s about the freshness.”

The opening menu will include two entrees that first appeared on seasonal menus at Dialogue: a snapper with melted leek, broccoli, and wild celery, and canard rouennais a la presse, a pressed duck dish which the late Times critic Jonathan Gold named one of his favorite dishes. The rest will be new recipes, which Beran and his team have been developing for months, derived from the French classics which Beran was taught early in his career.

While it may be a bit less exclusive than Dialogue, don’t assume that means it lacks elegance. The decor leans toward a sleek, modern version of a grand European restaurant. An antique brass cocktail cart wheels caviar to the table (where it’s served with brown butter potato chips, of course), the bar is marble, the wallpaper hand-painted, and the banquettes upholstered in mohair. The space, a former burger shop, was overhauled by Chicago architecture firm Rugo/Raff, who also designed Alinea and NEXT, where Beran previously worked.

Pasjoli opens on Wednesday, September 18, at 2732 Main St., Santa Monica.


Dialogue Chef Dave Beran Switches Gears with a “Fun and Playful” New Bistro

Some of Los Angeles’ most dynamic cooking is about to become a little more accessible. James Beard Award-winning chef Dave Beran is expanding his footprint, from the tiny, Michelin-starred Dialogue, to a new, à la carte concept, Pasjoli. It opens next week in Santa Monica.

A meal at Dialogue involves tasting around 20 courses of modernist fare, painstakingly crafted for just a few guests per night, with tickets sold in advance for around $235 per person, before beverages and fees. While Chef Beran’s seasonal menus have won raves from pretty much every critic in the country since the 18-seat spot opened in 2017, there’s no denying it’s a rarified experience.

Pasjoli takes a different approach. Reservations can booked on Resy–no pre-paid ticket required–and diners pick their dishes from a menu French bistro fare, as filtered through Beran’s imagination and SoCal’s ingredients. The chef describes his approach as “a fun and playful homage to French cuisine.”

“I think most Americans perceive—not unjustly—classic French as being heavy, weighty,” Beran told the Los Angeles Times. “The French cuisine I really fell in love with deals primarily with the Parisian markets. If you go at the right time of the year, it’s not about the weight, it’s about the freshness.”

The opening menu will include two entrees that first appeared on seasonal menus at Dialogue: a snapper with melted leek, broccoli, and wild celery, and canard rouennais a la presse, a pressed duck dish which the late Times critic Jonathan Gold named one of his favorite dishes. The rest will be new recipes, which Beran and his team have been developing for months, derived from the French classics which Beran was taught early in his career.

While it may be a bit less exclusive than Dialogue, don’t assume that means it lacks elegance. The decor leans toward a sleek, modern version of a grand European restaurant. An antique brass cocktail cart wheels caviar to the table (where it’s served with brown butter potato chips, of course), the bar is marble, the wallpaper hand-painted, and the banquettes upholstered in mohair. The space, a former burger shop, was overhauled by Chicago architecture firm Rugo/Raff, who also designed Alinea and NEXT, where Beran previously worked.

Pasjoli opens on Wednesday, September 18, at 2732 Main St., Santa Monica.


Dialogue Chef Dave Beran Switches Gears with a “Fun and Playful” New Bistro

Some of Los Angeles’ most dynamic cooking is about to become a little more accessible. James Beard Award-winning chef Dave Beran is expanding his footprint, from the tiny, Michelin-starred Dialogue, to a new, à la carte concept, Pasjoli. It opens next week in Santa Monica.

A meal at Dialogue involves tasting around 20 courses of modernist fare, painstakingly crafted for just a few guests per night, with tickets sold in advance for around $235 per person, before beverages and fees. While Chef Beran’s seasonal menus have won raves from pretty much every critic in the country since the 18-seat spot opened in 2017, there’s no denying it’s a rarified experience.

Pasjoli takes a different approach. Reservations can booked on Resy–no pre-paid ticket required–and diners pick their dishes from a menu French bistro fare, as filtered through Beran’s imagination and SoCal’s ingredients. The chef describes his approach as “a fun and playful homage to French cuisine.”

“I think most Americans perceive—not unjustly—classic French as being heavy, weighty,” Beran told the Los Angeles Times. “The French cuisine I really fell in love with deals primarily with the Parisian markets. If you go at the right time of the year, it’s not about the weight, it’s about the freshness.”

The opening menu will include two entrees that first appeared on seasonal menus at Dialogue: a snapper with melted leek, broccoli, and wild celery, and canard rouennais a la presse, a pressed duck dish which the late Times critic Jonathan Gold named one of his favorite dishes. The rest will be new recipes, which Beran and his team have been developing for months, derived from the French classics which Beran was taught early in his career.

While it may be a bit less exclusive than Dialogue, don’t assume that means it lacks elegance. The decor leans toward a sleek, modern version of a grand European restaurant. An antique brass cocktail cart wheels caviar to the table (where it’s served with brown butter potato chips, of course), the bar is marble, the wallpaper hand-painted, and the banquettes upholstered in mohair. The space, a former burger shop, was overhauled by Chicago architecture firm Rugo/Raff, who also designed Alinea and NEXT, where Beran previously worked.

Pasjoli opens on Wednesday, September 18, at 2732 Main St., Santa Monica.


Dialogue Chef Dave Beran Switches Gears with a “Fun and Playful” New Bistro

Some of Los Angeles’ most dynamic cooking is about to become a little more accessible. James Beard Award-winning chef Dave Beran is expanding his footprint, from the tiny, Michelin-starred Dialogue, to a new, à la carte concept, Pasjoli. It opens next week in Santa Monica.

A meal at Dialogue involves tasting around 20 courses of modernist fare, painstakingly crafted for just a few guests per night, with tickets sold in advance for around $235 per person, before beverages and fees. While Chef Beran’s seasonal menus have won raves from pretty much every critic in the country since the 18-seat spot opened in 2017, there’s no denying it’s a rarified experience.

Pasjoli takes a different approach. Reservations can booked on Resy–no pre-paid ticket required–and diners pick their dishes from a menu French bistro fare, as filtered through Beran’s imagination and SoCal’s ingredients. The chef describes his approach as “a fun and playful homage to French cuisine.”

“I think most Americans perceive—not unjustly—classic French as being heavy, weighty,” Beran told the Los Angeles Times. “The French cuisine I really fell in love with deals primarily with the Parisian markets. If you go at the right time of the year, it’s not about the weight, it’s about the freshness.”

The opening menu will include two entrees that first appeared on seasonal menus at Dialogue: a snapper with melted leek, broccoli, and wild celery, and canard rouennais a la presse, a pressed duck dish which the late Times critic Jonathan Gold named one of his favorite dishes. The rest will be new recipes, which Beran and his team have been developing for months, derived from the French classics which Beran was taught early in his career.

While it may be a bit less exclusive than Dialogue, don’t assume that means it lacks elegance. The decor leans toward a sleek, modern version of a grand European restaurant. An antique brass cocktail cart wheels caviar to the table (where it’s served with brown butter potato chips, of course), the bar is marble, the wallpaper hand-painted, and the banquettes upholstered in mohair. The space, a former burger shop, was overhauled by Chicago architecture firm Rugo/Raff, who also designed Alinea and NEXT, where Beran previously worked.

Pasjoli opens on Wednesday, September 18, at 2732 Main St., Santa Monica.


Dialogue Chef Dave Beran Switches Gears with a “Fun and Playful” New Bistro

Some of Los Angeles’ most dynamic cooking is about to become a little more accessible. James Beard Award-winning chef Dave Beran is expanding his footprint, from the tiny, Michelin-starred Dialogue, to a new, à la carte concept, Pasjoli. It opens next week in Santa Monica.

A meal at Dialogue involves tasting around 20 courses of modernist fare, painstakingly crafted for just a few guests per night, with tickets sold in advance for around $235 per person, before beverages and fees. While Chef Beran’s seasonal menus have won raves from pretty much every critic in the country since the 18-seat spot opened in 2017, there’s no denying it’s a rarified experience.

Pasjoli takes a different approach. Reservations can booked on Resy–no pre-paid ticket required–and diners pick their dishes from a menu French bistro fare, as filtered through Beran’s imagination and SoCal’s ingredients. The chef describes his approach as “a fun and playful homage to French cuisine.”

“I think most Americans perceive—not unjustly—classic French as being heavy, weighty,” Beran told the Los Angeles Times. “The French cuisine I really fell in love with deals primarily with the Parisian markets. If you go at the right time of the year, it’s not about the weight, it’s about the freshness.”

The opening menu will include two entrees that first appeared on seasonal menus at Dialogue: a snapper with melted leek, broccoli, and wild celery, and canard rouennais a la presse, a pressed duck dish which the late Times critic Jonathan Gold named one of his favorite dishes. The rest will be new recipes, which Beran and his team have been developing for months, derived from the French classics which Beran was taught early in his career.

While it may be a bit less exclusive than Dialogue, don’t assume that means it lacks elegance. The decor leans toward a sleek, modern version of a grand European restaurant. An antique brass cocktail cart wheels caviar to the table (where it’s served with brown butter potato chips, of course), the bar is marble, the wallpaper hand-painted, and the banquettes upholstered in mohair. The space, a former burger shop, was overhauled by Chicago architecture firm Rugo/Raff, who also designed Alinea and NEXT, where Beran previously worked.

Pasjoli opens on Wednesday, September 18, at 2732 Main St., Santa Monica.


Dialogue Chef Dave Beran Switches Gears with a “Fun and Playful” New Bistro

Some of Los Angeles’ most dynamic cooking is about to become a little more accessible. James Beard Award-winning chef Dave Beran is expanding his footprint, from the tiny, Michelin-starred Dialogue, to a new, à la carte concept, Pasjoli. It opens next week in Santa Monica.

A meal at Dialogue involves tasting around 20 courses of modernist fare, painstakingly crafted for just a few guests per night, with tickets sold in advance for around $235 per person, before beverages and fees. While Chef Beran’s seasonal menus have won raves from pretty much every critic in the country since the 18-seat spot opened in 2017, there’s no denying it’s a rarified experience.

Pasjoli takes a different approach. Reservations can booked on Resy–no pre-paid ticket required–and diners pick their dishes from a menu French bistro fare, as filtered through Beran’s imagination and SoCal’s ingredients. The chef describes his approach as “a fun and playful homage to French cuisine.”

“I think most Americans perceive—not unjustly—classic French as being heavy, weighty,” Beran told the Los Angeles Times. “The French cuisine I really fell in love with deals primarily with the Parisian markets. If you go at the right time of the year, it’s not about the weight, it’s about the freshness.”

The opening menu will include two entrees that first appeared on seasonal menus at Dialogue: a snapper with melted leek, broccoli, and wild celery, and canard rouennais a la presse, a pressed duck dish which the late Times critic Jonathan Gold named one of his favorite dishes. The rest will be new recipes, which Beran and his team have been developing for months, derived from the French classics which Beran was taught early in his career.

While it may be a bit less exclusive than Dialogue, don’t assume that means it lacks elegance. The decor leans toward a sleek, modern version of a grand European restaurant. An antique brass cocktail cart wheels caviar to the table (where it’s served with brown butter potato chips, of course), the bar is marble, the wallpaper hand-painted, and the banquettes upholstered in mohair. The space, a former burger shop, was overhauled by Chicago architecture firm Rugo/Raff, who also designed Alinea and NEXT, where Beran previously worked.

Pasjoli opens on Wednesday, September 18, at 2732 Main St., Santa Monica.


Dialogue Chef Dave Beran Switches Gears with a “Fun and Playful” New Bistro

Some of Los Angeles’ most dynamic cooking is about to become a little more accessible. James Beard Award-winning chef Dave Beran is expanding his footprint, from the tiny, Michelin-starred Dialogue, to a new, à la carte concept, Pasjoli. It opens next week in Santa Monica.

A meal at Dialogue involves tasting around 20 courses of modernist fare, painstakingly crafted for just a few guests per night, with tickets sold in advance for around $235 per person, before beverages and fees. While Chef Beran’s seasonal menus have won raves from pretty much every critic in the country since the 18-seat spot opened in 2017, there’s no denying it’s a rarified experience.

Pasjoli takes a different approach. Reservations can booked on Resy–no pre-paid ticket required–and diners pick their dishes from a menu French bistro fare, as filtered through Beran’s imagination and SoCal’s ingredients. The chef describes his approach as “a fun and playful homage to French cuisine.”

“I think most Americans perceive—not unjustly—classic French as being heavy, weighty,” Beran told the Los Angeles Times. “The French cuisine I really fell in love with deals primarily with the Parisian markets. If you go at the right time of the year, it’s not about the weight, it’s about the freshness.”

The opening menu will include two entrees that first appeared on seasonal menus at Dialogue: a snapper with melted leek, broccoli, and wild celery, and canard rouennais a la presse, a pressed duck dish which the late Times critic Jonathan Gold named one of his favorite dishes. The rest will be new recipes, which Beran and his team have been developing for months, derived from the French classics which Beran was taught early in his career.

While it may be a bit less exclusive than Dialogue, don’t assume that means it lacks elegance. The decor leans toward a sleek, modern version of a grand European restaurant. An antique brass cocktail cart wheels caviar to the table (where it’s served with brown butter potato chips, of course), the bar is marble, the wallpaper hand-painted, and the banquettes upholstered in mohair. The space, a former burger shop, was overhauled by Chicago architecture firm Rugo/Raff, who also designed Alinea and NEXT, where Beran previously worked.

Pasjoli opens on Wednesday, September 18, at 2732 Main St., Santa Monica.


Dialogue Chef Dave Beran Switches Gears with a “Fun and Playful” New Bistro

Some of Los Angeles’ most dynamic cooking is about to become a little more accessible. James Beard Award-winning chef Dave Beran is expanding his footprint, from the tiny, Michelin-starred Dialogue, to a new, à la carte concept, Pasjoli. It opens next week in Santa Monica.

A meal at Dialogue involves tasting around 20 courses of modernist fare, painstakingly crafted for just a few guests per night, with tickets sold in advance for around $235 per person, before beverages and fees. While Chef Beran’s seasonal menus have won raves from pretty much every critic in the country since the 18-seat spot opened in 2017, there’s no denying it’s a rarified experience.

Pasjoli takes a different approach. Reservations can booked on Resy–no pre-paid ticket required–and diners pick their dishes from a menu French bistro fare, as filtered through Beran’s imagination and SoCal’s ingredients. The chef describes his approach as “a fun and playful homage to French cuisine.”

“I think most Americans perceive—not unjustly—classic French as being heavy, weighty,” Beran told the Los Angeles Times. “The French cuisine I really fell in love with deals primarily with the Parisian markets. If you go at the right time of the year, it’s not about the weight, it’s about the freshness.”

The opening menu will include two entrees that first appeared on seasonal menus at Dialogue: a snapper with melted leek, broccoli, and wild celery, and canard rouennais a la presse, a pressed duck dish which the late Times critic Jonathan Gold named one of his favorite dishes. The rest will be new recipes, which Beran and his team have been developing for months, derived from the French classics which Beran was taught early in his career.

While it may be a bit less exclusive than Dialogue, don’t assume that means it lacks elegance. The decor leans toward a sleek, modern version of a grand European restaurant. An antique brass cocktail cart wheels caviar to the table (where it’s served with brown butter potato chips, of course), the bar is marble, the wallpaper hand-painted, and the banquettes upholstered in mohair. The space, a former burger shop, was overhauled by Chicago architecture firm Rugo/Raff, who also designed Alinea and NEXT, where Beran previously worked.

Pasjoli opens on Wednesday, September 18, at 2732 Main St., Santa Monica.


Dialogue Chef Dave Beran Switches Gears with a “Fun and Playful” New Bistro

Some of Los Angeles’ most dynamic cooking is about to become a little more accessible. James Beard Award-winning chef Dave Beran is expanding his footprint, from the tiny, Michelin-starred Dialogue, to a new, à la carte concept, Pasjoli. It opens next week in Santa Monica.

A meal at Dialogue involves tasting around 20 courses of modernist fare, painstakingly crafted for just a few guests per night, with tickets sold in advance for around $235 per person, before beverages and fees. While Chef Beran’s seasonal menus have won raves from pretty much every critic in the country since the 18-seat spot opened in 2017, there’s no denying it’s a rarified experience.

Pasjoli takes a different approach. Reservations can booked on Resy–no pre-paid ticket required–and diners pick their dishes from a menu French bistro fare, as filtered through Beran’s imagination and SoCal’s ingredients. The chef describes his approach as “a fun and playful homage to French cuisine.”

“I think most Americans perceive—not unjustly—classic French as being heavy, weighty,” Beran told the Los Angeles Times. “The French cuisine I really fell in love with deals primarily with the Parisian markets. If you go at the right time of the year, it’s not about the weight, it’s about the freshness.”

The opening menu will include two entrees that first appeared on seasonal menus at Dialogue: a snapper with melted leek, broccoli, and wild celery, and canard rouennais a la presse, a pressed duck dish which the late Times critic Jonathan Gold named one of his favorite dishes. The rest will be new recipes, which Beran and his team have been developing for months, derived from the French classics which Beran was taught early in his career.

While it may be a bit less exclusive than Dialogue, don’t assume that means it lacks elegance. The decor leans toward a sleek, modern version of a grand European restaurant. An antique brass cocktail cart wheels caviar to the table (where it’s served with brown butter potato chips, of course), the bar is marble, the wallpaper hand-painted, and the banquettes upholstered in mohair. The space, a former burger shop, was overhauled by Chicago architecture firm Rugo/Raff, who also designed Alinea and NEXT, where Beran previously worked.

Pasjoli opens on Wednesday, September 18, at 2732 Main St., Santa Monica.


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