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)
Matthew Panameno steadied a portabello mushroom in the kitchen of Darren’s restaurant in downtown Manhattan Beach, nimbly slicing it into tiny slivers.
Next to him, Jasmin Ostrander, 8, carefully diced up sprigs of parsley, tapping the shoulder of chef Darren Weiss to get his approval.
Weiss used his hands to sign some instructions, and, once the herb had been chopped into a small pile, he high-fived Jasmin and smiled. (Full Press Story)