Red Medicine

Chef Jordan Kahn's weird, expectation-defying, silly ambitious culinary dream

Chef Jordan Kahn's weird, expectation-defying, silly ambitious culinary dream

Under the dome of a dark, nighttime sky, after dinner service at his restaurant Vespertine, chef Jordan Kahn is talking to diners in the garden, an arrangement of seats and greenery next to the restaurant and near a fountain. To the uninitiated, this probably sounds like a peaceful, even pastoral scene. Maybe a man in chef’s whites, running water, edible flowers, and inside, a rustic dining room, open kitchen.

But Kahn doesn’t much look like a chef and his restaurant looks not at all like a restaurant. None of the rest of it fits either: The...

EDITION: California | U.S. & World
72°