Cosecha Pops Up at Claudine in Encino

Cosecha chef Steve Brown is popping up at Claudine in Encino, alternating seasonal, farm-driven courses with resident chef-owner Anthony Jacquet.

Chef Steve Brown has developed a roving, farm-driven, modern American dinner series called Cosecha, which has been popping up at various LA restaurants. Cosecha means “harvest” in Spanish. On Saturday, August 6, Cosecha touches down at Claudine Artisan Kitchen & Bakeshop in Encino. Steve and Claudine chef-owner Anthony Jacquet will alternate dishes for seven courses. The experience starts with cocktails at 6:15 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $89 per person and are available for purchase here

Steve and Anthony became friends starting in 2008 while cooking at neighboring Mid-City restaurants. Steve was executive chef at Monsieur Marcel in The Original Farmers Market. Anthony was executive chef of Whisper Lounge at The Grove. Steve says, “Once he opened Claudine and I saw the space, I thought what a great opportunity to collaborate together and use his amazing space in a creative way—and he felt the same way.” 

Steve has been living in Imperial Beach, a city in San Diego County that butts up against the Mexican border, which is where he’s built Mexican influences into his repertoire. Find the full seven-course menu listed below:

• Heirloom Tomatoes, Sweet Onion, Tofu Ranch, Hemp Seed Lavash, Chive Blossom

• Sea Scallop, Chanterelle Mushroom, Little Corn, Nori Dynamite, Urchin Roe

• Beef Tartare, Kimchi, Puffed Beef Tendon, Cured Egg Yolk, Radish Sprouts, Pickles

• Local Farmer’s Agnolotti, Harmony of Vegetables & Multiple Techniques

• Duck Confit, Black Garlic Puree, Charred Onion Petals, Roasted Muscat Grapes, Congee, Chicharron

• Smoked Lamb Belly, Hoja Santa, Pickled Lemon Cucumber, Jalapeño Puffed Rice, Korean Chili Thread

• Peaches, Olive Oil Cake, Peach Mousseline, Nectar Jam, Elderflower, Crème Fraiche​

16350 Ventura Blvd., Encino

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