The fourth restaurant in the gourmet Tavern family created by chef Suzanne Goin and business partner Caroline Styne has opened at the newly upgraded Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport.
The Larder at Tavern in the post-security screening area of the terminal brings freshly baked breads and an open kitchen where diners can watch hot sandwiches and other dishes being made. Travelers may eat in or choose a "picnic box" (to-go meal) featuring items such as Nicoise Spanish tuna with olives, cucumber, tomato and aioli; and a vegan cobb salad with beets, avocado and sugar snap peas.
And they can load up on desserts (to share or not) such as dulce de leche brownies or chocolate cashew cookies. For those in need of last-minute mementos, the restaurant sells gift baskets with California products as well as items such as the Larder chocolate bar and organic California extra-virgin olive oils.
Goin and Styne created landmark L.A. restaurants Lucques, AOC and now Tavern in Brentwood, with Larders at Maple Drive in Beverly Hills and Burton Way in Los Angeles.