Darren’s restaurant in Manhattan Beach is hosting a re-opening benefit dinner on July 29 to raise money for No Limits for Deaf Children, an organization that supports children with hearing impairments. The dinner will begin at 7 p.m. and feature a four course prix-fixe menu that includes wine pairings. The event will also offer post-dinner entertainment. Tickets can be purchased at www.darrensrestaurant.eventbrite.com and are $100 per person including wine pairings or $75 per person excluding pairings. Gratuity is not included in the ticket price. 1141 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, (310) 802-1973, www.darrensrestaurant.com/. (Full Press Story)Read More
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)Read More
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)Read More
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)Read More