After moving to the States in 2002, Israeli native Kobi Tobiano worked as a pastry chef at San Francisco's Charles Nob Hill (once the sister restaurant to Michael Mina's Aqua) and Watergate before both were closed. This past April, he rented a space on Olympic in Beverly Hills that will be the home of his new bakery and restaurant, Tarte Tatin. The space is complete, while Tobiano waits on a few finals details to pass muster with the city, hoping to open in the next two weeks. The menu here will consist of pastries and desserts, along with sandwiches, soups, salads, and coffee. Tobiano is especially excited to serve Israeli breakfast, with eggs any style including bread, small plates of feta, olives, and labaneh, and chopped Israeli salad, coffee, and fresh juice. Tobiano designed the space himself with the help of an interior designer friend and went for a combination of vintage and contemporary, using reclaimed wood for all the tables, concrete columns, and antique-style light fixtures. Check out our slide show of the space and stay tuned for more opening news at this bakery.
Tarte Tatin, 9123 West Olympic Blvd. Beverly Hills.