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Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 12:28 AM

GORGE, an intimate charcuterie house and wine bar is located on the famous Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Executive Chef and Owner, Elia Aboumrad, will use time honored techniques to bring together an array of artisanal options to a strictly charcuterie based menu. Assortments will range from house-made sausages to fromage de tete to Red Snapper terrine. Along similar classic lines, the desser t menu pays homage to the traditional pastry known as “Saint Honoré”. Pastry Chef and Owner, Uyen Nguyen, will offer her take on the timeless pastry with a selection of seasonal flavors. Additionally, the beverage program will be hand-tailored by Master Sommelier, Darius Allyn, 1 of merely 186 professionals worldwide awarded this prestigious title. Whether it is wine, beer or a cocktail, each menu item will be accompanied by a suggested beverage pairing carefully chosen to further enhance the dining experience. Elia and Uyen met 10 years ago in Paris, as eager students yearning to fulfill a passion for food and cooking. They spent their days at the prominent Ecole Lenotre, inspired by a faculty of mostly MOF (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) and World Champion chefs who instilled in them a profound respect for ingredients and technique. After earning her diploma, Elia went on to work under Joel Robuchon in Paris. After years of relentless training and service, she ultimately became his first female Sous Chef. She then moved to Las Vegas to open his restaurants at the MGM Grand Hotel. Later, she was recruited as Executive Chef of The Café at The Hotel at Mandalay Bay. She is most recognized as a finalist on season two of Bravo’s “Top Chef”.

Uyen left Paris and pursued pastry. After working in illustrious kitchens such as Le Cirque and Fleur de Lys, she was offered a position as Executive Pastry Chef for Tom Colicchio’s CraftSteak in Las Vegas. Eventually, she was recruited by Three Star Michelin Chef Guy Savoy to open his first American location at Caesar’s Palace. This also marked the first time Savoy recruited a female Executive Pastry Chef. She was named Las Vegas’ Rising Star Chef in 2008 by, the largest online industry magazine, for her work at Guy Savoy.

Now, after years of pursuing their passion and perfecting their techniques, Elia and Uyen announce GORGE. Its namesake comes from the old war expression, “A la gorge!”, once screamed by French soldiers running into battle. It literally means, “To the throat!”. It was adopted by militant kitchen brigades preparing themselves for serious service; their version of war.

The restaurant has come to life thanks to the loving and financial support of their wonderful families, especially Nicolas Aboumrad and Nadine Nguyen. Gorge opens its doors this September and will greet Los Angeles’ growing appetite head on.

Ph: 1 (310) 657-6328
Address: 8917 W. Sunset Boulevard West Hollywood, California 90069

Monday - Saturday 6pm-12am

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