Chef Joseph Mahon and Sommelier David Haskell Pop Up at Biergarten

— by Caroline on Crack

Biergarten by Biergarten

This bar is bracing for fanciness!

Biergarten in Koreatown. You might know it for its impressive craft beer selection, juicy Drunken Chicken and apparently 8:2 guy-to-girl ratio. It’s safe to say this isn’t a fancy place and you’ll never have to fret over a dress code. But this coming Monday and Tuesday, Biergarten will be all about the fancy as Chef Joseph Mahon, former executive chef of Bastide, and bad-boy sommelier David Haskell, formerly of Le Cirque and Bin8945, will take over the restaurant! Lah dee dah!

The dynamic duo has created a five-course tasting menu ($56) with the option to pair each course with wine, sake, soju or beer ($54). And if you’re STILL hungry after all that you can add on a couple more courses for an additional 10 bucks, no charge to pair those with drinks.

Those on a budget will appreciate the fact that you have the option of selecting beverages a la carte, too.

Here’s the dinner menu:

  • Carrot curry pudding
  • Coconut soup with mussels, tapioca, cilantro, basil and pistou
  • Wild mushrooms, white soy, sesame rice paper
  • Fried chicken with bacon, radish, arugula, celery and buttermilk dressing
  • Confit pork cheeks with bearnaise mousse
  • Waffle surprise

Extra bonus is that Matt Kang of newly opened Scoops Westside will be bringing “a bunch of ice cream” which Haskell will do pairings for! Reservations can be made by emailing Neil Kwon at Neilskwon [at] or by calling Biergarten after 4pm at (323) 466-4860.

EVENT: MONDAY, DECEMBER 13 to TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14 from 6 to 10:30pm

206 N. Western Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90004 (map)
Reservations: (323) 466-4860
Facebook: Biergarten
Twitter: @BiergartenLA, @JosephMahon, @DavidSHaskell