Bistrotek Touts New Chef and Menus

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Santa Monica native Lorin Krone recently graduated from sous chef to exec chef at Bistrotek, filling the shoes once worn by Paul Arias at the Custom Hotel's restaurant. Since things might have been a little slow over there in Westchester, Krone used his days off to study with Wolfgang Puck, joining the legend's catering team to feed the crowds at the Oscars and Grammy's. A farmers market-devotee, Krone released new menus this week, focusing on fresh produce. What can you expect to eat here?

Signature dishes include a rum and Coke jerk chicken with pecan wild rice and pineapple salsa, and Harbor prawns in chili garlic butter with parmesan risotto and toast points, plus desserts like chocolate espresso mousse and goat cheese cheesecake with bruleed orange segments and whiskey reduction. Krone's menu looks inspired and energized, but will it be enough to fulfill the Custom's potential of a cool LAX-adjacent hotel? See Bistrotek's full breakfast and dinner menus below and let us know your opinions in the comments.

BistroTek Breakfast
Classic American Breakfast -10.00
2-Eggs served any style, Rosemary Potatoes
Choice of Ham, Bacon or Sausage Links

3- Egg Omelet - 12.00
Choice of Four Toppings:
Spinach, Onions, Tomato, Avocado,
Mushrooms, Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Cheddar,
American, Swiss or Brie

Breakfast Plates
Custom Eggs Benedict - 14.00
Pancetta with Mornay Sauce

Steak & Eggs - 16.00
2-Eggs any style with Roasted Potatoes

Breakfast Burrito - 14.00
Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Black Beans, Cheese & Salsa

Huevos Rancheros - 13.00
Corn Tortillas, Black Beans, Ranchero Sauce &
Avocado with 2-Fried Eggs and Queso Fresco

Lox Plates - 12.00
Salmon with Cream Cheese

Bagel Sandwiches - 12.00
Smoked Bacon and Fried Egg

From the Griddle
Buttermilk Pancakes - 12.00
Seasonal Berries

French Toast -12.00
With Pecan Butter

Traditional Hash - 12.00
2 Eggs any style, Potatoes & Onions

Continental - 11.00
Choice of Juice, Coffee, Breakfast Breads and Bowl of Fruit

Fruits & Cereal
Fresh Fruit with Cottage Cheese - 5.00

Assorted Cold Cereals with Choice of Milk - 4.00

Oatmeal with Berries or - 7.00

Beverages
Juices: Orange, Tomato, Cranberry, Apple,
Pineapple & Grapefruit - 4.00
Coffee & Herbal Tea - 3.00
Milk - 3.00

Sides
Smoked Bacon, Sausage Links Grilled Ham,
Rosemary Potatoes, Cottage Cheese & Yogurt - 3.00

BistroTek Dinner
APPETIZERS
Fish Tacos - 12
Homemade Red Chile Salsa, Chive sour cream

Beef Sliders - 12
Aged Cheddar, Caramelized onions, brioche bun

Cheese Plate -14
Selection of daily cheeses, and spreads.

Vegetable Ravioli Napoleon - 9
Fried Mushroom, garlic tomato sauce

SOUPS & SALADS
Soup of The Day - 8

Custom Salad - 8
Caramelized Pears, Blue Cheese, Walnuts, House Balsamic

Caesar Salad - 8
Brioche Style Croutons, Parmesan Cheese
Add Grilled Chicken - 4 or Shrimp - 6

SANDWICHES
All sandwiches are served with fries or onion rings
Turkey Club - 16
Honey Smoked Turkey, applewood Bacon, American Cheese, Chipotle Mayo

Fried Chicken - 12
Avocado Relish, cumin mayo

Bistro Burger - 13
Smoked Gouda and Pancetta, Lettuce Tomato , Caramelized Onions

Custom Burger - 14 Includes Lettuce, Tomato and Caramelized Onions
Choice of Two - Blue Cheese, Bacon, Swiss, American, Cheddar, Sautéed Mushrooms
Fried Egg, Jalapenos, Avocado, Additional items $1.00 each

BBQ Chicken Sandwich - 14
Shredded white meat chicken tossed in our homemade BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato

Vegetarian Sandwich - 14
Chipotle aioli, garden fresh vegetables, Panini Bread
Sloppy Joe - 16
Cheddar Cheese, Caramelized Onions

Entrees
Blue Cheese Crusted New York Steak - 32
Spinach Risotto, baby Carrots

Chicken Parmesan - 17
Fettuccini

Half Chicken - 18
Purple Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables

Pan Seared Salmon - 24
Blistered Vegetables

Grilled Shrimp - 24
Couscous Salad

PASTAS
Scampi - 26
Garlic, white wine, chili flakes

Truffle Farfalle - 14
Sweet corn, sliced mushrooms tossed with fresh garlic and finished with white truffle oil

Drunken Penne - 14
Spicy! Fresh Penne tossed with marinara and finished with a touch of vodka and crushed red pepper
Add Grilled Chicken - 3 or Salmon - 6

Gnocchi - 12
Marinara finished with fresh cream and topped with parmesan cheese.

Vegetarian Ravioli - 14
Garden Fresh Vegetables finished with a Italian tomato sauce and fried mushrooms

Beef Ravioli - 16
Mushroom cream sauce

Mac N Cheese - 16
Our Version of a classic. Cheese raviolis, topped with herbed bread crumbs and crisp