Owned by two friends, Elliot Rubin and Mark Cannon, The Curious Palate is a market, kitchen and café specializing in artisanal foods and farm-to-table cooking. The new location at The Market is the second for The Curious Palate, which started on Venice Boulevard. From stinky cheeses to homemade pickles, The Curious Palate takes pride in working with both local farmers and artisan producers worldwide to bring customers the best of the season’s bounty. Rubin and Cannon believe in celebrating life though good eats and bringing people closer together with each new edible delight.
From slow-roasted meats to organic veggie medleys to succulent birds and rustic soups, the menu at The Curious Palate transforms the best ingredients from local farms into comfort foods with a sophisticated touch. Favorites on the lunch menu include The Brooklyner – locally smoked salmon, goat cheese, roasted tomato aioli on sourdough – and The Raj – housemade apple-current chutney with Quebec 4-year sharp cheddar grilled on a panini.
In its market shoppers find hand-picked culinary items from around the world, including artisan olive oils, vinegars, pastas, grains and legumes, local ciders and chocolates.