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From Past to Plate: Rivera's New Menus Tell the Story of Connections

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Storytelling is at the core of Chef John Rivera Sedlar's food. Earlier this year at Downtown's Rivera, Sedlar showcased a new menu based on the history, myth, and culture of his Spanish roots. Called "Sangre," the menu was offered to dineLA customers in February, and was the first step towards implementing a set of new menus that would speak to the diner about the profound connections between past and present--both historically and in his own culinary life.

Those menus, "Conexiones," are now ready for their debut, and not only do they evoke the rich history of various regions, but include a unique way to experience the dishes in taste and in sound--through Sedlar's voice on the plate and as a storyteller.