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Clover juice bar to open at the Churchill; Bruce Kalman's juice dinner

March 06, 2013|By Betty Hallock
  • Clover juice bar is opening at the Churchill, where chef Bruce Kalman is also offering a juice-pairing dinner.
Clover juice bar is opening at the Churchill, where chef Bruce Kalman is… (Courtesy of Clover )

Clover, which debuted its first juice bar on La Brea in January, is now opening a take-away window at the Churchill on West 3rd Street (look for a Clover awning on the east side of the restaurant).

Set to open March 11, the to-go Clover will offer cold-pressed juices, Stumptown coffee and salads and bites from Churchill executive chef Bruce Kalman, with vegan and vegetarian selections. Kalman's breakfast, lunch and "late night" options include: an egg sandwich with bacon, avocado, tomato jam and Grafton cheddar; Tuscan kale salad with Midnight Moon goat cheese, raisins and Meyer lemon vinaigrette; beet salad with wheat berries, quinoa, goat feta, greens and tarragon mustard vinaigrette; a Cubano with ham, Gruyere, pork belly and pickles; and pizza (including vegan and gluten-free) by the slice.

Pastries and sweets will be created by Lauren Lobley of Charm City Cakes Los Angeles: energy bars, mini doughnuts, cookies, granola and muffins, also with gluten-free options.

To celebrate, Kalman is preparing a four-course juice-pairing menu at the Churchill from Tuesday, March 19, to Friday, March 22.

On the menu is a first course of carrot-apple juice paired with seared sea scallop, maitake mushrooms, English peas and glazed Nantes carrots; the second course, Clover's Ginger Snap juice paired with: Maggie’s Farm greens, lamb bacon, preserved Meyer lemon, shaved baby artichokes and Parmigiano-Reggiano; the third course is the Go Big juice (beets, kale, carrot, apple, watercress, lemon and ginger) paired with Paso Prime grass-fed hanger steak, gnocchi alla romana, crispy Tuscan kale and roasted beet butter; and for dessert, the Triple Citrus with dandelion sorbet. The cost is $45 per person; call the restaurant at (323) 655-8384 for reservations.

"For each course, I paired the food with the juice, not the juice with the food," Kalman says.

Meanwhile, Clover and the Churchill will be at Coachella this year, serving cold-pressed juices, shakes and Kalman's dishes in the VIP section. 

Clover at the Churchill is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and late night Thursday to Saturday, until 2 a.m. 8384 1/2 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, (323) 609-3903, www.cloverjuice.com.

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