Chef Darren Weiss has built quite a following across the South Bay throughout his many years of cooking, an inspiration as he also happens to be deaf.
He recently gave his eponymous Manhattan Beach restaurant a makeover, with light blue panels providing some separation between the bar and dining room, as well as new paisley upholstery for the banquettes. Relax and use your fingers to pull apart the corn muffins, in which Weiss has added sage and ricotta. Or dip in finger-first to the truffle fries, topped with a roasted garlic aioli. (Full Press Story)
A longtime local favorite, Darren’s Restaurant, reopened its doors to the public on July 11 after extensive interior and exterior renovations and a comprehensive revamping of the original menu.
Although Darren’s was only officially closed for two weeks, it seems to hold true that a short amount of time can feel like an eternity when you are anxiously anticipating something as exciting as the reopening of one of Manhattan Beach’s most beloved restaurants. The new, re-imagined Darren’s features a revamped menu that offers guests small and large plates to share. With a centralized community table, a light and airy ambiance, and a striking floor-to-ceiling glass exterior, the new Darren’s boasts a contemporary European vibe while still preserving the inviting and approachable environment that Darren’s is known for. (Full Press Story)
Darren’s Restaurant has been part of the fabric of Manhattan Beach for the last 20 years, and has recently announced the end of an old era and the beginning of a new era. “After almost a year of overseeing the planning, design and preparing for the renovation, I couldn’t be more delighted to share this labor of love with familiar faces and first-time guests alike,” says owner Darren Weiss. (Full Press Story)
Darren’s Restaurant hosted a career day for the organization No Limits for Deaf Children Tuesday. Owner and Chef Darren Weiss, who has been deaf since birth, gave several children a cooking lesson to demonstrate that there are “no limits” to being deaf or hearing impaired. Also on hand were No Limits founder Michelle Christie and comedian and motivational speaker Kathy Buckley. (Full Press Story)