Music mogul Moby is getting into the restaurant business. He's opening a vegan restaurant with chef Anne Thornton in Silver Lake called Little Pine.
The restaurant, scheduled to open this summer, will also feature a retail space with eco-sustainable housewares and gifts, according to a release.
Little Pine will serve organic, vegan food, including a lemon mint pea pate with crostini and crudites; roasted beet salad with arugula and pea shoots, maple cayenne, walnuts, cashew ricotta and spicy mustard vinaigrette; and pan bagnat with crushed garbanzo beans, nicoise olive tapenade, roasted red peppers, fennel, capers and parsley on a crunchy baguette.
Some of the larger entrees will include a mushroom leek pot pie with leeks and root vegetables in a rich gravy; and a roasted cauliflower steak with persillad, cauliflower puree, roasted root vegetables and sauteed greens with garlic.
"People need a place where they can relax and feel looked after, which is our goal for Little Pine," said Moby — who has been a vegan for the past 27 years — in a release. "We will not only provide remarkable food, but also a serene space that is an extension of our neighborhood and community."
Little Pine will be open for dinner nightly and plans to add breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch service in the fall.
According to designer Tatum Kendrick of Studio Hus, the restaurant is "laid-back California spirit with a modern riff on nature." The space will feature a midcentury-inspired chandelier by local artist Jason Koharik and wallpaper featuring a black and white forest from photographs taken by Moby.
No word yet on whether the soundtrack will be an exclusive mix of Moby hits. Maybe a little "Raining Again" for when it's raining. "One of these mornings" on repeat for breakfast. You get the idea.
2870 Rowena Ave., Los Angeles.
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