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Arcwood Wine Bar Launches Lunch in Tarzana

Arcwood Wine Bar recently introduced lunch along Tarzana’s Village Walk, specializing in sandwiches, flatbreads and grain bowls.

In addition to serving dinner, Arcwood Wine Bar is now offering lunch. Chef Avner Levi has prepared a focused wine-friendly menu at the increasingly ambitious Tarzana eatery.

In describing the menu, Avner says, “It’s this fine line of curiosity, crave-ability and nostalgia.” Expect comforting sandwiches, salads, flatbreads, plates and bowls.

I was particularly impressed with his meatball sub ($13) featuring soft, crumbly, all-beef meatballs on toasted ciabatta with zesty house-made tomato sauce and stretchy buffalo mozzarella. “I love our meatballs, and it would be a sin not to serve them on a sandwich,” says the chef. Who am I to give in to sin?

Silky prosciutto di Parma, tangy goat cheese and sweet fig jam also team between soft toasted ciabatta—to good effects. Every sandwich comes with a choice of French fries or house salad.

I’d also recommend a turmeric rice bowl starring seared, fat-rimmed NY strip steak and cooling jalapeño crème fraîche with a finishing kick. The colorful dish also touts parsley, red onion and bursting cherry tomatoes.

Nothing on the menu costs more than $16, which is competitive pricing for the area.

18636 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, 818-578-3098