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Milo & Olive's Erin Eastland plans a fruity fall
Milo & Olive's Erin Eastland plans a fruity fall

Erin Eastland, fan of microplanes and Broadway musicals, is the new executive chef at Santa Monica restaurant Milo & Olive, after a seven-year tenure at Cube Cafe on La Brea Avenue. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., Eastland graduated from Trinity College in Connecticut, then moved to New York, working as garde manger at restaurant Calle Ocho then cheese manager at Le Petite Chateau before earning her diploma at the French Culinary Institute. In 2005, Eastland moved to Los Angeles and eventually landed at Cube Cafe, overseeing the seasonal, regional Italian-inspired menu. At Milo & Olive, the menu spans wood-fired, free-range chicken meatballs, pastas such as spaghetti with Dungeness crab...