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OC Weekly Feature / Farm-to-Table

Long Beach Chefs Are Working Towards a True Farm-to-Table Cuisine featured in OC Weekly.

“I started last year leasing only four plots,” Restauration executive chef Phillip Pretty says proudly motioning in the direction of rows of freshly sprouted squash marked with a stake bearing his restaurant’s logo. “Right now, I’m getting about 50 to 60 percent of my produce from here.”

Chef Philip Pretty

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Chef Phil Pretty featured in Ateriet on becoming a chef, why coming home to Long Beach is great & much more.

Chef Phil Pretty


Chef Philip Pretty on the SoCal Restaurant Show

SoCal Restaurant Show: Show 166, April 2, 2016 featuring Chef Philip Pretty, Restauration, Long Beach.

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Chef Philip Pretty- Restauration

DINE LBC – Long Beach Restaurant Week is April 23 to May 1, 2016. Experience cuisine that delights the palate and defines the art of dining in Long Beach. Held annually, DINE LBC features value-oriented three-course menus from dozens of Long Beach’s best restaurants in twelve unique neighborhoods throughout the city.

“What’s old is new again. Restauration is a combination of two of our favorite words that are defining pillars of the Long Beach community: restaurant+restore. Situated in the vibrant and creative stretch on 4th street between Cherry and Temple dubbed Retro Row, our little eatery brings the Long Beach family together to pay tribute to the American culinary spirit while embracing modern fare.”

“Menus for Restauration are locally sourced and responsibly grown, using seasonal ingredients based on the abundant bounty available on the Southern and Central Coast. Many options are served family style intended for sharing. Our beer offerings feature craft beer on draft and in large bottles from all over the world. The comprehensive wine list highlights small producers from California and other unique wine growing regions from afar.”

The newly arrived Chef Pretty has substantial cooking credentials. He was the chef de cuisine for 3 years for Gordon Ramsay at the London Hotel in West Hollywood during the period Chef Ramsay was actually actively involved in the restaurant. He’s also spent time in the kitchens of the fondly-remembered SONA and Providence.

A prominent feature of the restaurant’s dog-friendly patio is the wood-burning oven. The signature dish from there is the Wood Grilled Spanish Octopus with marble potato, celery heart, almonds and Caesar dressing.

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