Have I mentioned I love living in Los Angeles? I'm sure you've gotten that message by now (if you follow me on IG or have read other posts, that is).
But I do. There are many reasons why I love it here, despite the cons. One of those reasons is because I love the energy, the creativity, and the enguiniety that is welcomed and felt in this city. In fact, that is what the city's economy is built on... People's creativity and ideas. I love it. It inspires me to push the envelope with my own creativity and ideas.
The restaurants in LA certainly match that caliber of all LA-creatives, and visiting these places, once again inspires me. I see what they've built, the presentation of their food, the atmosphere, the design... from the plates they've chosen to what the staff wear... I appreciate it all and in some ways learn from it.
The Rèpublique is certainly one of those places for me.
What I love about The République is that it has a very unique feel. It's not quite LA chic glam, certainly not trying to act like another restaurant around. Instead it has its unique style and character... An old-world feel with common seating style, rustic tables, lots and lots brick. I love the colors of the fresh fruit/veggies, and the display of it all, including the meats, gives a farm to table feel.
I always the love the mix between old and modern design. The picture above describes that perfectly. The brick against the modern skylight... such a great contrast. The architecture of the arch ways with the tables and the lighting against the modern chefs kitchen... it's just perfect. Although this building was constructed in the 1920's, not as long ago as European construction, it still has an old-world feel.
The pasteries and brunch menu is fantastic. The resentation feels warm and not so fancy you don't know how to eat what you've been served. They certainly have their own flair with the menu choice, always adding one element to one-up the normal, like corn in omelletes.
I hope you enjoyed this #VRestaurantTour!