Vartan Abgaryan Helms Popular Silverlake Restaurant

Vartan Abgaryan

LOS ANGELES—Vartan Abgaryan took over as chef at the popular and acclaimed Silverlake restaurant Cliff’s Edge, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.

Abgaryan, who was the former chef at Public Kitchen and Bar, replaced chef Benjamin Bailly at Dana Hollister’s Silver Lake restaurant, Cliff’s Edge.

The LA Times reported that Abgaryan has already changed the menu at the restaurant, which is a popular neighborhood eatery in Silverlake.

“Items of note include: rabbit rillettes with cranberry, mustard and cardamom-spiced wafer; oxtail galette with fried farm egg; guinea fowl with za’atar, preserved lemon and salsify; clams with Riesling, flowering chives, sumac and crème fraiche; Brussels sprouts with hazelnuts, horseradish and lemon; pear poached in verjus with cave-aged blue cheese; and caramel custard with sea salt brittle and butterscotch cookie,” reported the LA Times.

Hollister said that she feels the new direction Abgaryan will bring to the restaurant will further the restaurant objective of establishing a distinct identity.

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