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This Roaming Supper Club Is Opening Their First Restaurant Next Week

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An innovative, roaming supper club run by two L.A. restaurant vets will open its first brick-and-mortar location next week. The new restaurant, Kali, will open in Larchmont Village on January 27, after the successful run of the supper club Kali Dining helmed by Chef Kevin Meehan and Drew Langley. Instead of the pre-fixe menu of their supper club, their new spot on Melrose Ave. will offer a la carte, locally-sourced dishes like cavatelli with local peppercorns, crème fraîche and fried wild arugula, escargot toast points, and heritage grain risotto with black garlic and San Joaquin cheese. The duo aims to bring a high-caliber dining experience with a laid-back, neighborhood vibe.

"Kali was born out of Drew's and my desire to offer a new style of dining in Los Angeles: Michelin-level cuisine, wine and hospitality, re-imagined and stripped of the white tablecloths and tension of a formal environment," chef Meehan explains in a release.

Besides running the supper club, Meehan has worked in the kitchens of a variety of celebrated restaurants around L.A., including Patina and Café Pinot, as well as now-closed 'Orangerie, Bastide and Citrine. Langley, who helped to open Providence, has developed the beverage side of the menu, and aims to feature affordable California wines, as well as small production vintages from private collections. The cocktail menu will also feature locally-sourced base spirits, house-made shrubs and farmers market ingredients.

The duo also helped design the 2,000 square foot space, which will feature an open kitchen, high-arched, exposed ceilings and oak tables with Bonzai trees. There will be seating for 65 people and a 16-seat, L-shaped bar.

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Kali is located at 5722 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 871-4160. They'll be open 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday, beginning January 27.