Understanding Darren’s, the upscale and quality-obsessed California cuisine restaurant in downtown Manhattan Beach, requires more than a recitation of its awards. Those recognitions certainly have piled up: a top-25 restaurants in L.A. ranking from Zagat, commendation for its wine list from Wine Spectator and citations for its service, among others.
To understand Darren’s requires more than a familiarity with its menu. It’s true, of course, that chef/owner Darren Weiss’s training in some of Hawaii’s finest kitchens is in evidence in the lineup of offerings. Apparent on the menu, too, is Darren’s quality-centric sourcing of ingredients, including dry-aged USDA Prime beef, fish brought in daily and house-made sauces and spices. (Full Press Story)