Culver City restaurant Vespertine is offering a new takeout menu concept that’s much more than just dinner—it’s the entire fine dining experience.
Angelenos love the experience of going to their favorite local restaurants just as much as they love the savory fare and effervescent cocktails. The ambiance, aroma, atmosphere, everything down to the candle on the purposefully made table, that is what makes dining out, dining out. Of course, with the pandemic still looming and L.A. shut down once again, reminiscing about dinners past is as close to the experience as you can get; and, instead, Saturday night dinner calls for takeout on the couch—or maybe the kitchen table if you're feeling extra fancy.
But mourn not, because Vespertine's recently launched Vespertine at Home experience has officially come to the rescue. Helmed by chef Jordan Kahn, Vespertine at Home offers you the full-fledged dining experience you've been craving—and we're not just talking food. Order anything from the exquisite menu (details below) and you'll also receive a curated Atmospheric Box, complete with handmade flatware and flax linen napkins, a bottle of cleansing desert cedar spray, a selenite charging crystal, a sachet of wildcrafted tea, handmade wildcrafted incense, and sparkling California Redwood juice, among other sensory items that'll transform your home into the Vespertine dining room.
As for chef Kahn's at-home menu, it, too, is nothing short of superb, with notable offerings including organic heirloom chicken with wild California juniper and house-made biodynamic apple balsamic vinegar; velvet white carrot soup; roasted 898 winter squash wrapped in mouthwatering applewood smoked bacon—and that's just the start. The Vespertine at Home experience has a price tag of $245 and serves two people, but after nearly a year since dining indoors, this package is nothing short of priceless. Order on Tock now.
Photography by: Courtesy of Vespertine