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Look Who's Cooking: Chef Laurent Quenioux to Pop Up at Starry Kitchen

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Nguyen Tran, Laurent Quenioux, and Thi Tran at Starry Kitchen (Photo by djjewelz via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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The fun and food loving Nguyen and Thi Tran of Downtown's mostly-lunch Starry Kitchen have announced an upcoming pop-up dining event, in which their restaurant will play host to the culinary talents of Chef Laurent Quenioux. The LQ@SK event begins June 5th for a limited engagement, and will offer two nightly seatings for a $45 prix fixe menu.

The SK team explains that a chance meeting with Quenioux first connected the two culinary forces, and, now that Quenioux's Bistro LQ is no more, now was the time to join up for some foodventures.

A "test-run" held over the past few days has helped Quenioux and the Trans get ready for the LQ@SK pop-up, and led to the perfection of the dishes you'll find on the pop-up menu, like the LQ "signature dish" of Teriyaki Rabbit Albondigas + Teriyaki Foie Gras, and the LQ Boudin Noir (w/ apple compote, mashed potatoes and mustard tapioca), the latter of which Starry Kitchen patrons can order up at lunchtime in the days preceding the June 5th pop-up start.

Here are the specs of LQ@SK: Dinners will be held on Jun 5-7, 13-14, and 19-20, with more nights to be added later; the run is anticipated to last 3-6 months. There are two seatings per night (1st - 6:30p / 2nd - 8:30p). Reservations must be made through the LQ site, and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis, and are set only when a confirmation email is received by the customer. Menu items will change at Chef Quenioux's discretion, and, notes the SK team: "No exceptions, no substitutions, and please… No cry babies."