Amalur Project kicks off at Cortez in Echo Park

Spanish chef Sergio Perera, formerly of restaurants such as Arzak and Jean Georges, has secured Cortez restaurant in Echo Park for the latest run of his culinary venture, the Amalur Project.

The pop-up, kicking off Monday, will run through May 21, with dinner available on Mondays and Tuesdays from 6 to 10 p.m. Perera's team is comprised of chefs Jacob Takehiro Kear and Steve Monnier, who bring with them Japanese kaiseki and French culinary techniques, respectively, to the Amalur kitchen.

The four-course tasting menu, made up of local and foraged foods from Pascal Baudar and Mia Wasilevich of Wild Food Lab, will be $55 per person.

Reservations can be made online.

Cortez, 1356 Allison Ave., Echo Park,


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