Tuesday, May 23
Chef Zarate’s new restaurant Rosaliné will open this spring. Taking inspiration from his cookbook, Fire of Peru, the South American mastermind will use a traditional Josper oven with open charcoal grill; infusing ingredients with smoky, rich, earthy flavors and spices, prominent in South American cuisine. Taking over the Comme Ça space on Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, the restaurant has been designed to make diners feel as though they're eating on the streets of Peru, providing the ambience of dining outdoors, yet remaining inside. With an open kitchen and greenhouse, open ceiling and storefront, the restaurant will use steel, exposed wood, and brick pattern flooring as an extension of the walls—a contemporary expression of rustic Peruvian architecture.