‘Study of Fire’ is a new dining pop-up at Terra, Eataly’s beautiful rooftop restaurant in Century City.
‘Study of Fire’ is a collaboration between Terra and various local chefs, restaurants, and pop-ups. It’s a celebration of the return to LA restaurant dining and the essentiality of fire in cooking. Most of the dishes served during the ‘Study of Fire’ series will be prepared on Terra’s wood-burning outdoor Italian grill.
The series began with a fire-to-table collab with Echo Park’s Tsubaki. I attended this dinner, where we savored seven impressive dishes, most of them seared or grilled, plus two amuse-bouche. Flame-seared tuna belly, charcoal-grilled New Caledonian blue prawns, charcoal-grilled pork loin, and golden rice balls grilled over charcoal were just a few of the highlights. A Japanese-style Caesar salad (with miso-parmesan dressing and shaved bonito) was a unique take on the classic that I’d love to have again, as was the cannoli with binchotan ricotta, dark chocolate-dipped shell, grilled candied oro blanco, and orange peel.
On May 20, diners can enjoy Terra’s collab with Metztli Taqueria, the acclaimed taco pop-up from husband-and-wife team Vanessa and Alejandro Silva. Inspired by Mexican street food, the dinner will be based on a taqueria-style experience and use local seasonal ingredients.
The dinners will also feature a pop-up gin and tonic bar from Sipsmith!
A portion of the proceeds from each dinner will benefit Restaurants Care, an emergency assistance fund focusing on helping out California restaurant workers.
‘Study of Fire’ will continue on various dates (to be determined) through July. The June dinners will focus on collabs with Eataly’s chefs. Eataly is currently lining up a variety of collaborators for the July dinners. For updates on future dinners and partners, check Eataly’s website and Instagram. Click here to make a reservation, or call Terra at 213-310-8008.