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Campanile ... It's alive!

February 19, 2013|By Russ Parsons
  • The courtyard at Campanile restaurant.
The courtyard at Campanile restaurant. (Katie Falkenberg / For The…)

No, it's not a foodie vampire movie. But Mark Peel is reviving his Los Angeles landmark at the rotating restaurant This Is Not a Pop Up from Thursday through Sunday (at least for now).

On the menu? Cedar-smoked salmon crostini, slow-roasted tomato with shaved bottarga, ramen in wild mushroom broth with suckling pig liver, beef short rib and heart served on cheddar grits, and crème fraîche and Armagnac ice cream. Dinner is $50, which is a steal compared to prices at the original.

On Sunday night, there will also be special Oscar-themed items, including at least very one bad pun that can't be reprinted here (however, the braised lamb's belly with mint yogurt sounds delish).

Campanile, which opened on La Brea Avenue in 1989 with Peel and his then-wife Nancy Silverton at the stoves, was one of the defining California restaurants of the 1990s. It closed last fall to make way for the yet-to-open Republique with chef Walter Manzke.

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