A little bit of European élan just landed on Beverly Boulevard with the opening of Terrine. And while the eatery?s got a lovely nightly dinner service, it?s the Friday through Sunday brunch that really stands out.
Valet your car in the back parking lot, then walk through the arched doorway down into a 64-seat garden that?s anchored in the middle by a large old oak. Slide into a red leather banquette, enjoy the sunlight reflected in the antique mirrors lining the wall and choose from the tightly edited, everything-looks-good menu. (Vanilla-battered pain perdu, anyone?)
Best bets include an avocado toast prepared with salsa verde and a squeeze of Meyer lemon ($8). We?d get that in lieu of a salad (pourquoi pas?) and share the assiete de charcuteries ($26) with our tablemate--house-made pork rilletes, country pâte, truffled chicken liver and more served with pickles, olives and crusty bread.
To wash it down, make it a prosecco cocktail with a splash of cranberry ($12)--because, well, life is short, yes?
Terrine, 8265 Beverly Blvd.; 323-746-5130 or terrinela.com