Red Medicine

Vespertine, a new Culver City restaurant from chef Jordan Kahn, will combine food and architecture

Vespertine, a new Culver City restaurant from chef Jordan Kahn, will combine food and architecture

For more than three years, Jordan Kahn has been harboring a secret.

The 33-year old chef,  previously best known for his cooking at the now-closed Beverly Hills restaurant Red Medicine, where he transformed appetizers into terrarium foodscapes and served birch ice for dessert, last year opened Destroyer, an all-day cafe in Culver City’s Hayden Tract. 

Destroyer seemed like an odd choice for a comeback. Why would a chef whose career has taken him through some of the most decorated kitchens in the country — French Laundry, Per Se and Alinea — be serving poached chicken salads to the office lunch crowd? Destroyer has 16 seats, counter service and until last week...

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